Almeria is a homonymous capital city of the province of Almeria, which is an autonomous community of a Spanish and southwestern historical community, named Andalusia. This capital city is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the provinces of Murcia and Granada. Spanning an area of 8774.87 square kilometers, this city has a population of 701,688 according to a survey carried out in 2014 and the official language spoken is Spanish. The dryness of the climate and the arid landscape has made this place a perfect setting for Western Films, where some blockbuster films were shot. Unique species of fauna, which include the animals which are native to Alto Almanzora, are found here. The main economy of Almeria stands on greenhouse farming and tourism due to an array of attractions that are visited by large numbers of tourists each year.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in ALMERIA
Known as Cabo-de-Gata, the Nijar National Park is an ideal location for hikers, for the beautiful pebbly beach and the mountain trails which make this place a must visited one for lovers of nature.
It is one of the Military Museums where you will find underground tunnels that are very interesting.
You can spend the whole day visiting the park designed in a western theme and the zoo where you can come close to wildlife. Soak under the bright sun while relaxing beside the pool, witnessing a live show that can lift up your spirits.
This is a package trip to one of the oldest historical sites. Visiting this place, you get back to the historical days, signs of remnants still there when you take a walk down the streets.
The Gypsum Karst Caves of Sorbas is a natural formation of Karst rock and has a network of underground tunnels and caves with chambers glistening with rock crystals, stalagmites and stalactites. There are guided tours taking you to the caves.
The Tabernas Desert is one of the wildest attractions of the West, with three exquisite sites, Western Leone, Fort Bravo and Oasys Theme Park which will provide you with a full day’s enjoyment.
These two water parks are ideal spots for having fun with family and friends under the sun. You will find swimming pools, wave machines, slides and many more activities to make your visit an unforgettable one.
The city of Almeria was founded in 955 AD by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III belonging to Cordoba with an aim to build this city as a principal harbor in order to strengthen his defences against any arrack from the Mediterranean sea front. Alcazaba de Almería, the Moorish Castle in his domain which is the second largest Muslim fortress. Different civilizations have found their home in this province throughout since it was founded, significant traces of which can still be seen in the remains of the archeological monuments, which can still be found scattered throughout the province of Almeria. This port city reached its peak as a historical evidence when it was ruled by local Muslims who were then powerful, like Jairan. The state of autonomy of Almeria was approved after being approved by the new constitution of Spain, after the death of Franco.
Almeria has the highest Muslim population among all the Spanish Cities as compared in proportions to other religious communities. According to a survey, the Muslim population in this city stood at around 20%. Although dominated by Muslims, you will find large numbers of expats, because of the tourist attractions this province has. The percentage of males, females and expats account for 51.1%, 48.9% and 21.9% respectively.
While the sun shines brightly over Almeria at around 11 A.M. during the whole month of July, the hottest month is August, when the average temperature hovers round 27 degree Celsius, while the coldest month is January, when the average temperature is round 27 degree Celsius. Sometimes it falls to around 8 degree Celsius in January, but the best time to visit Almeria is the period from March to December.
You will have many options for staying in Almeria, which include budget and luxurious hotels inviting you to have a unique experience in hospitality, stay and food and drinks. From boutique hotels to heavenly palaces, you have the option to choose.