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Almeria, a city where the old walls and fortresses are visible from a great distance, is the capital of the province with the same name, which is located in Andalusia or Andalucia, on the Spanish coast. This unique city that stands quiet on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, has an uncommon beauty, thanks to the unspoilt nature, the isolated places and the natural beauty of the environment. Those who are passionate about nature will live an amazing experience on these lands, enjoying every side of the surprising city and its surroundings. Almeria is located in the South-Eastern side of the country. There are sublime places that are waiting to be explored. The travellers who will listen to the stories of the city are rewarded with an exquisite journey.
According to official historical sources, the region of Almeria was first developed by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III of Cordoba in 955 AD. He was the one to build the Citadel, which is known by the name of Alcazaba, a major touristic objective that was highly appreciated in the past, too. The port of Almeria was also of a great importance in this area during the same period of time and it evolved even more in the XIth century, when the silk industry has exploded in Almeria. Today, the visitors have the opportunity to admire many medieval buildings and monuments that played their part in history, such as the Almeria air raid shelters, The Cathedral, the Renaissance Church of Santiago, the Castle of San Cristobal, the Museum of Almeria or the Paseo de Coches.
The attractions of Almeria range from natural reservations to cultural monuments. There are also a few unique places and protected areas, such as the Cabo Gata Natural Park, the Desert of Tabernas, Sierra de los Filabres, Sierra Maria Loz Velez. There are a few geosites that are fascinating, such as the Gypsum Karst, the Salt Travertines or the Abandoned Goldmine. The cultural heritage is well preserved and offers the guests of Almeria amazing, historical sites such as Los Millares, Castle Velez Blanco or Cueva de los Letreros.
The light brown colour is predominant in this area, giving the sensation that the city is located in the middle of the dessert. The cathedral, Wells of Jayran, Cinema Museum, Olive Oil Museum and many imposing churches are important structures, where the ancient inheritance is well conserved and shared with the world.
Almeria has beautiful, silent beaches that are amazingly clean and offer the place a great deal of charm. Playa de los Muertos, Playa de Embarcadero, Los Escullos Beach, Cala del Torro or El Playazo are a few of the greatest beaches that can be found here, where the waters are crystal clear and the sands are extremely comforting. Almeria is a welcoming city with hospitable locals. The tourists will feel comfortable in this peaceful place, where the ancient civilisations left their marks in order to guide us.
The travellers who will reach this destination will be able to hike or take long walks, take wine tours in Almeria and the region of Andalucia. Also, the culinary treasures of this place are worth discovering by anyone who likes the culinary diversity.
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