Overlooking the sea, and flanked by Granada and Murcia, the province of Almería has become a jewel of the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Almería stores as many treasures as the history behind it and it’s full of beaches, mountains, caves, hillsides, rivers, museums, churches and castles.
If you have decided to spend some relaxing and warm days in this beautiful Andalusian corner, we recommend you to book your room at any of our hotels in Almería, Spain. Some of our accommodations are conveniently located near the financial city centre with all the comforts for a perfect holiday at your fingertips.
The most important monument of this province is the Alcazaba. It’s the second largest Arabic-style building in Spain after the Alhambra in Granada and it has existed for nearly over 1,000 years. You will enjoy the best views of the city and the port from this magnificent monument located on the hill of San Cristóbal.
This place has plenty of history and many legends that you will be able to discover walking through its three enclosures. In the first enclosure, you will find an old cemetery with houses, beautiful gardens with paved floors, and water channels. In the second enclosure, there is a small city where the Caliph reservoirs remain, a Muslim house and a hermitage. Lastly, in the third enclosure, you can find a castle with towers and drawbridges. Do not miss the opportunity to check out their weapons parade and beautiful towers.
You will be fascinated by the Cathedral of the Incarnation, which is very interesting given that it looks like a fortress rather than a religious building. On its façade, there is a bas-relief that represents a sun with a human face that has become the symbol of the city.
There are other interesting places you can visit during your holiday like The Church of La Virgen del Mar, the School of Art, the Muralla de Jairán, La Almedina neighbourhood or the old railway station.
And if you want to rest after a long day discovering Almería, we suggest you book with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels in Almería city centre. You will have spacious and modern rooms a step away from the main tourist attractions.
Apart from enjoying its beautiful coastline, you can make very interesting and fun routes through the city such as visiting Los Millares, an archaeological site in the municipality of Santa Fe de Mondújar.
The North of Almería is the only desert area in Europe, El Desierto de Tabernas, popularly known as the Spanish Spaghetti Western due to the numerous films that were shot here in the 60s and 70s. This area has plenty of landscape, botanical and animal views.
As of today you can watch some films sets and live a movie experience when visiting the Oasys Mini Hollywood. It’s an immense theme park that has live shows, a zoological reserve, swimming pools, restaurants, workshops, a car museum and stagecoaches dedicated to the history of cinema.
And if you want to see animals up close, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Saharan Fauna Rescue Park located in the northern back of La Alcazaba. Here you can find the most important collection of Saharan, herbivores in danger of extinction and a broad representation of the African flora.
Products from the land and sea are mixed in Almería’s cuisine for all tastes and budgets. Horse mackerel, sardines, squid, anchovies, roosters and prawns are some of the traditional recipes of Almería.
One of the most typical dishes is the rabbit with gurullos (pasta), the wheat pot, the crumbs of sémola (wheat middling), fried potatoes or snails in a sauce. Does your mouth water?
There are many reasons to book and spend some leisure or rest days in this beautiful spot in the South of Spain. Get the best booking option with Sercotel Hotels in any of our hotels in Almería and start counting the hours for this magical trip.