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 as a panoramic roof terrace.

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1. Aljibes Árabes de Jayrán

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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…

2. Refugios de la Guerra Civil

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

3. Catedral de la Encarnación

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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…

4. Alcazaba Entrance

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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.

5. Primer Recinto

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The Alcazaba's lowest compound, the Primer Recinto, was originally a residential area. Excavations have unearthed remains of houses, streets and a complex…

6. 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.

7. Museo de la Guitarra

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It's worth establishing two important facts before you enter this absorbing museum. First: the word 'guitar' is derived from the Andalucian-Arabic word…

8. Alcazaba

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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…