Almeria is one of Andalusia’s best-kept secrets. Known as Spain’s sunniest city due to its consistent heat & sunshine. Featuring beautiful beaches, a desert, Moorish forts, cathedrals & so many more historic locations to digest and take in. Located in the South-East of Spain, Andalusia is filled with years of history and it shows! It is home to the Alcazaba, a powerful Moorish fortress that oversees the city. You can also visit the 16th-century cathedral with its gothic visual inspiration and towering prowess.
Places To Visit in Almeria
Beaches in Almeria
Almeria has over 100km of coastline & beaches that are absolutely breathtaking. With an array of long sandy beaches, hidden coves, rocky surroundings & the clear blue Mediterranean ocean by your side at all times.
Monsul beach (San Jose) is frequently visited by tourists due to its natural beauty & location. It can be found with the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. The 300 metre stretch of golden sands is partnered with an amazing volcanic formation that has become a centrepiece for the area for families to visit. It has even been the location for Hollywood films including Indiana Jones!
Las Salinas beach stretches over 5km, it is the biggest beach in Cabo de Gata, with a variety of terrain to suit everyone’s tastes, making it a great destination for all to visit. You can drive straight up to this coastline and park alongside the beach. There is even the picturesque church of Las Salinas for you to visit, it is definitely an idyllic and peaceful location.
The Alcazaba Fortress
Immerse yourself in the strong history of Almeria by visiting the Alcazaba fortress, with its huge 1430 metre walled perimeter to adventure around. It was built in the 10th century by Abderrahman III. It overlooks the old city centre (Medina) with a strategic location. Inside you can expect to see the large gardens & ponds, wells, watchtowers & residences of royalty & powerful figures alike, including King Almotacin. It is free to visit for residents of the EU & only £1.50 for non-EU residents! So for the cheap price, it’s too good to pass up on.
Cathedral de la Encarnacion
This behemoth basilica hails from the 16th century, it was built for two reasons (a place of worship & as a bunker to hide from pirates attacking). It has Gothic/Renaissance visual cues with an intricate entrance (Puerta Principal). It contains three naves and three chapels with a grandioso Gothic interior that will leave you stunned. What makes this Cathedral so unique is it defensive structures that give it a fortified castle feeling, with ramparts and artillery slots, with corner towers. It is great for anyone interested in Moorish history and is a fun place for families and singles to discover. Under 12’s can enter for free, and tickets are only 5 euro, which includes an audio guide.
Endless exploration in Almeria
Almeria has a large string of activities and adventures for you to go on, with endless options keeping you entertained, from museums filled with neolithic-era finds, civil war shelter tunnels that network under the city. Shopping centres filled with designer brands, public parks, sports facilities, ports, parks, markets & countless beaches. You will not get bored anytime soon whilst exploring Almeria. There is even an old western-style town straight out of Hollywood.
What’s the weather like in Almeria?
It’s not called Spain’s sunniest city for no reason, in the summer months the temperature reaches highs of 27°C (80°F) with 11 hours of glorious sunshine. There is very little rain all year round with an average of 30mm of rainfall in the winter months.
Properties for sale in Almeria
We have a great range of properties available for sale in Almeria, from 1-2 bedroom penthouses located along the coast with ample living space that is newly built with amazing facilities, located minutes away from nearby amenities such as restaurants, beaches, supermarkets.
We also have modern 3 bedroom villas that feature terraces, open plans and private pools for you to enjoy and dip into. Located minutes from nearby beaches, supermarkets, restaurants and only an hour drive from the airports.
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