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Astounding Almeria Always for All

By Nancy Gallen Subscribe to RSS | June 27th 2012 | Views:

There are many reasons to visit Almeria for it holds a lot of attractions for tourists from everywhere. But one of the most beautiful attractions in Almeria is the La Alcazaba, an ancient Moorish fort. La Alcazaba is located in Almeria which is also called “Al-Mariyya” meaning “Mirror of the Sea”. The clear waters at Almeria reflect the sun and skies so well that a lovely panorama is formed.

Before and Now

In the past, Almeria attained its glory as an important and effective Moorish port in the 11th century. It promoted its rich culture through the many eras that shaped it along with its economy.

Today, Almeria holds many historical attractions. Abundant monuments from past eras such as the Phoenician and Moorish epochs attract all to this place. One of the more famous historical monuments is the Alcazaba which is a dominant Moorish fortress with imposing walls. The imposing and impressive mountain chains backing up the Alcazaba enhance its majesty and dominance. In the midst of these mountains is the Peninsula desert that lies right at the foot of the vast Mediterranean Sea.


Almeria is never dull; no one could be bored in Almeria with the many offerings it has especially with the long list of fiestas that are celebrated throughout the year. A very important fiesta celebrated here is “Feria de Almeria” in the latter half of August. There are bullfights, fireworks, horse riding games, swimming across the port and much more.

Fiestas celebrated in Almeria are always vibrant and festive. There is plenty of color and music; dancing and merry making are the usual components of fiestas in Almeria. Special cultural highlights that come as fiestas in Almeria include the “Flamenco Festival” where flamenco dancing and singing thrill the audience all the time. Another popular fiesta is the “Festival of Mediterranean Folklore” where different countries send representations to perform traditional dances while exercising their folk customs.

Music lovers and artisans would love the international jazz festival available in Almeria. There is also a short film festival for those who love the arts and movies.

Places of attractions

The beach is a popular site with most visitors to Almeria; nevertheless, its promenade draws the crowd just as much with the surrounding palm trees that provide the right shade for a stroll in the morning or evening. There are many quaint terrace bars to grab a bite or some local specialties.

The top class marina offers fine dining restaurants and vibrant nightlife with a call to explore the coast in a short excursion.

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