Top things to do in Almería

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 Moroccan in Almería

Tetería Almedina

For a break from tapas, this welcoming little tearoom-restaurant is the answer. Hidden away in a backstreet below the Alcazaba, it serves a reassuring menu of homestyle Moroccan staples – tagines, tabbouli, couscous…
Top Choice Tapas in Almería

Casa Puga

For an authentic tapas experience, make a beeline for this long-standing favourite, on the go since 1870. Shelves of ancient wine bottles and walls plastered with lottery tickets and ancient maps set the scene whils…
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…
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…
Historic Site in Almería

Primer Recinto

The Alcazaba's lowest compound, the Primer Recinto, was originally a residential area. Excavations have unearthed remains of houses, streets and a complex water system, comprising wells, cisterns and channels. These…
Tapas in Almería

Nuestra Tierra

One of several bars on Calle Jovellanos, this smart, casual eatery wins you over with its courtesy tapa (included with your first drink) and creative dishes, many prepared with fresh regional ingredients. Standouts …
Tapas in Almería

La Mala

Cool music, an energetic, youthful vibe and top food combine to make this street-corner bar a local hit. Speciality of the house are its tortillas (omelettes), which come with everything from onions and garlic to pr…
Museum in Almería

Museo de la Guitarra

It's worth establishing two important facts before you enter this absorbing museum. First: the word 'guitar' is derived from the Andalucian-Arabic word qitara, hinting at its Spanish roots. Second: all modern acoust…