Excursions in Almeria

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Almeria is a beautiful city full of culture and history. It’s also a fantastic place for a family holiday with golden beaches and a lot to see and do!

One of the most iconic buildings in town is the Alcazaba. It looks like a fortress but it was actually built as a Gothic cathedral.

1. Alcazaba

A looming fortress of curtain-like walls carved from the cliffs above the city, Almeria’s Alcazaba is one of Spain’s best-preserved Moorish fortresses. The 11th century palace-fortress is also a testament to the city’s Muslim past, with its beautiful courtyards and gardens equalling Granada’s Alhambra.

The citadel was commissioned by Abderraman III in 955 following a devastating attack on the tiny fishing village of Almeria. It is a colossal wedge-shaped fortress that protects three palaces (Fountains, Naranjos and Albam) along with residential areas and barracks.

From here you can walk up to the top where you’ll find amazing views over the city and the Mediterranean. It’s also worth stepping into the museum for a look at ceramics from both Roman and Islamic times.

The Alcazaba was rediscovered in 1951, and is now an important museum dedicated to Andalusia’s rich historical heritage. It’s open throughout the year but check online for opening hours and closing dates, as these are subject to change depending on the season and holidays.

Cathedral of Virgen del Mar

2. Cathedral of Virgen del Mar

The Cathedral of Virgen del Mar is one of Almeria’s most spectacular landmarks. It’s a magnificent example of 14th century Catalan Gothic architecture and is filled with incredible artwork.

It’s also home to some of the most stunning stained glass windows in Spain. Several of these are original pieces created when the church was first built.

You can see some of these masterpieces from the comfort of your own home, but to really appreciate their true beauty you should head on a guided tour. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to experience the church in all its glory, and you’ll be granted access to places that are usually closed to the public.

The Basilica of Virgen del Mar was built in 1329 and was funded almost exclusively by the local population. La Ribera, the area around the temple, was a shipbuilding town and was full of rich and wealthy families that wanted a place to worship nearby.


3. Monsul Beach

A semi-remote beach in the plain natural park of Cabo de Gata, Monsul is a must visit on your Almeria holiday. The sandy shore is surrounded by sand dunes and volcanic rock formations, making it a beautiful and unique destination for tourists.

Several films, TV series and commercials have been shot at Monsul beach including one of the most famous scenes from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. It is also an excellent place to do some snorkeling around the 'peineta' (lava rock) which provides some shade on the sandy beach.

The best time to visit Monsul beach is during summer. The price to access the dirt road is 5 Euros and limited entry, therefore you need to arrive early if you want to enjoy the beach at its best.


4. Almedina Baraka

Whether you're in town for the day or looking for an exciting night out, you'll be spoilt for choice with the city's many bars and restaurants. The main commercial artery Paseo de Almeria, is lined with high-street brands like Mango and Zara in the city's Central Market, while the refined Rambla de Belen leads to the Mediterranean.

  • A little further afield you'll find the Generalife, the Summer Palace of the Alhambra. Narrow paths wind through the exquisite gardens and ponds, with whitewashed walls and elegant archways perfectly replicated in the water.
  • There are other impressive sights to be seen in Almeria, such as the glorious Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress that overlooks the city. The Museum of Almeria is also worth a visit, with its collection of tomb inscriptions, tableware and calligraphy.

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The excursion was absolutely fantastic

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The excursion I booked through this platform was absolutely fantastic! The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and took us to the most breathtaking spots. It was a well-organized and immersive experience that exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!

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I had an incredible time on the excursion I booked. The guide was passionate about their city's history and culture, and their enthusiasm was contagious. They showed us hidden gems and shared interesting stories that made the tour truly memorable.

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I highly recommend this excursion

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I highly recommend this excursion for anyone visiting the city. The guide was passionate and had a genuine love for their city, which made the tour truly special.

It was an exceptional adventure

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The guide was a true local expert who showed us hidden gems and shared insider tips. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the city's culture and history. It was an exceptional adventure that surpassed all expectations.