Destination AlmeriaDestination Almeria

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To seeTo see

Alcazaba

A 10th century fortress with three large areas of land, gardens, and the walls of Hayrán. Splendid view of the city and the harbour, and legendary sunsets. Address: Calle Almanzor

Cathedral

With its towers, buttresses and solid walls, the 16th century cathedral served as a strongpoint against attacks from pirates. Address: Plaza de la Catedral

Alijbes Arabes

Well preserved 11th century Moorish reservoirs. Address: Calle Tenor Iribarne

Museo del Aceite de Oliva (Olive Oil Museum)

Olive presses, followed by tapas in the café. Address: Calle Real 15

Centro de Arte

Modern art, with alternating exhibitions. Address: Plaza Barcelona

Cowboy country

From Lawrence of Arabia to David Beckham’s Pepsi advert, innumerous films have been shot in this desolate hinterland. Old movie sets have been turned into theme parks. Address: A7, km464, Tabernas. Bus to Tabernas from the bus station.

Nature at its finest

The 34,000 hectare nature park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar has beautiful beaches, lagoons which are a haven for birds, and mountains falling steeply down to the sea. Buses depart for the villages and the lively Mojácar, or hire a bike or a car to really get to know the area. Free Visitor Centre