Almería Province attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Almería

Alcazaba

A looming fortification with great curtain-like walls rising from the cliffs, Almerìa's Alcazaba was founded in the mid-10th century and went on to become one of the most powerful Moorish fortresses in Spain. It's s…
Top Choice Cathedral in Almería

Catedral de la Encarnación

Almería’s formidable, six-towered cathedral, begun in 1525, was conceived both as a place of worship and a refuge for the population from frequent pirate raids from North Africa. It was originally Gothic-Renaissance…
Top Choice Cave in Sorbas

Cuevas de Sorbas

These rare and spectacular caves, 2km east of Sorbas, are part of a vast network of underground galleries and tunnels. Guided visits lead through the labyrinthine underworld, revealing glittering gypsum crystals, tr…
Top Choice Park in Costa de Almería

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Boasting glorious beaches, vertiginous cliffs and a semi-desert hinterland, this 340-sq-km park occupies Andalucía’s southeastern corner. It’s a wild and often hauntingly beautiful place, its largely empty landscape…
Top Choice Beach in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Playa San Pedro

Set between dramatic headlands 3km northeast of Las Negras, this sandy hideaway is the holy grail of the park's numerous beaches. The 250m-long playa, backed by a pocket of verdant scrubland dotted with the thatched…
Cave in Los Vélez

Cueva de los Letreros

Of the several Unesco-protected cave-painting locations in the area, this Stone Age ceremonial site is the star. The reddish drawings, made before 5500 BC, show animals, a large horned figure dubbed El Hechicero (Th…
Beach in San José

Calas del Barronal

The Calas de Barronal consist of four beautiful little beaches (El Lance del Perro, Cala Chica, Cala Grande and Cala Principe) that run along the coast in an isolated string east of Playa del Barronal. If the tides …
Historic Site in Almería

Segundo Recinto

The second enclosure of the Alcazaba sits above the Muro de la Campana de la Vela, a wall named after its bell, which once chimed in times of danger. Much of the compound is covered by the ruins of a palace built by…
Castle in Cuevas del Almanzora

Castillo del Marqués de los Vélez

This imposing 16th-century castle presides over the old part of Cuevas del Almanzora, housing the Museo Antonio Manuel Campoy and one of Andalucía's premier modern art collections. Amassed by the celebrated Spanish …
Historic Site in Almería

Tercer Recinto

The highest part of the Alcazaba, the Tercer Recinto consists of a castle constructed by the Catholic Monarchs in the early 16th century. Many of the castle’s formidable walls and towers survive, including the Torre…