Almeria, Spain

Almeria is the capital of the Almeria province in the Adulusian region of Spain. It is located in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Of great touristical attraction is also its splendid coast, Costa de Almeria.

Almeria holds a great deal of charm and is steeped in history. It is located at the foot of a mountain range which is crowned by the magnificent Alcazaba, an Arab fortress. There are a number of excellent museums and a Cathedral located in the old town.

Almeria is also well-known for its restaurants and local cuisine. The best place for reasonably priced restaurants and bars is around the Puerta de Purchena at the end of Paseo de Almeria. In the old town you can find many good bars and cafes near to the town hall.

Things to See & Do

* La Alcazaba
* Palace of the Viscounts of the Castillo de Almansa
* Casa de los Marqueses de Torrealta
* John Lennon Monument
* Visit the great beaches of Las Salinas and La Almadrava de Monteleva.

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Spanish
Land Area - 295km²
Population - 190,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 34

Port Location - The port is centrally located approximately 1km from the city centre of Almeria.

Travel Links - Malaga is Andalucia's principal international airport. Almeria receives some international flights.

Trains run from all major European cities to Madrid, where you can get a connecting service to Andalucia. There are also international bus companies that run services to Spain.