Must see attractions in Almería

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Refugios de la Guerra Civil

    During the civil war, Almería was the Republicans’ last holdout in Andalucía, and was repeatedly and mercilessly bombed. The attacks prompted a group of…

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    Museo de Almería

    Almería's excellent archaeology museum focuses on two local prehistoric cultures – Los Millares (3200–2250 BC), probably the Iberian Peninsula's first…

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    Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía

    Anyone interested in photography should visit this excellent centre, which puts on top-class exhibitions of work by Spanish and international…

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    Plaza de Pavía Market

    Offering a colourful picture of local neighbourhood life, the rowdy Plaza de Pavía market has stalls selling a mix of produce, cheap shoes and churros …

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    Alcazaba Entrance

    The entrance gate to the Alcazaba is on Calle Almanzor. Climb the stairs and go through the Puerta de la Justicia to enter the fortress.

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    Centro de Interpretación Patrimonial

    A good place to get your historical bearings and set the city's sights in context, this informative museum has three floors of historical exhibits as well…

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    Muralla de Jayrán

    Visible from the Alcazaba, this fortified wall was built in the 11th century to defend the outlying northern and eastern parts of the city.

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    Iglesia de San Juan

    Remains of Almería’s Islamic past are evident throughout the city, including at this church, which was built over the remains of the city’s former mosque…

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    Aljibes Árabes de Jayrán

    These brick-vaulted underground cisterns, built in the early 11th century to help supply the city’s water, are well preserved. During the day, they're…

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    Ermita de San Juan

    This austere brick chapel, located in the second compound of the Alcazaba, stands atop the fortress' former mosque. Little remains of the original Mudéjar…

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    Old Train Station

    Almería's disused train station, next to the Estación Intermodal (which replaced it), is a handsome neo-Mudéjar edifice from the early 20th century.