Almería is an authentic melting pot of cultures since Prehistory. Known as Urci in ancient times, it is above all Mediterranean, with the center`s street layout recalling the 800 years of Muslim domination. The Barriada de la Chanca area, with its outbreak of vibrant colors contrasting with the surrounding whitewashed walls, is a good example of this. From the sea, the city appears as a white line topped off by the Alcazaba, its 10th century fortress with its three enclosures, the two Arabic ones below, and the Christian one above; its high ochre colored walls which turn to red in the early evening and and the Cerro de San Cristóbal hilltop, an unequalled vantage point from which to see the town.
Recommended Stay: 2 nights
The Alcazaba, Cathedral, Old Quarter, Arabian Baths, Cine Museum
Mojacar - 56 miles, Roquetas de Mar - 14 miles, Granada - 101 miles, Alicante - 183 miles,