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Almería : Michelin's recommendations


Almería appears as a swathe of white between the sea and an arid hillside crowned by the alcazaba, a Moorish fortress that testifies to the importance of “Al-Meriya” (Mirror of the Sea in Arabic) in the 11C, when it was the centre of a taifa kingdom. The development of advanced agricultural technology has transformed Almería into a leading agricultural centre. In addition, tourism, boosted by the city’s delightful climate, has made a significant contribution to the development of the region.

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Tourist attractions Almería : Things to see and do

  • This cathedral resembles a fortress more than a place of worship. It was built in the 16C on the site of a former mosque. Outside, admire the fine Renaissance main doorway and the curious Portocarrero Sun sculpted on the gable. Inside, do not miss th..

  • Alcazaba Interesting

    calle Almanzor (accès par la calle de la Reina)

    From its ideal location at the top of the hill, the Aalcazaba overlooks Almería and the bay. Abd-er-Rahmán III had the fortress built in the 10C, which was enlarged by Soliman I Musta'in, who created a magnificent Moorish palace. Finally, after the R..

  • The road twisting up to the lighthouse affords magnificent views of the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. The strange volcanic formations emerging here and there are reefs, such as Las Sirenas or Mermaid Reef and El Dedo, the Finger.

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Hotels Almería

  • AC Hotel Almería by Marriott

    Plaza de las Flores, 5 E - 04001 Almería

    The AC Hotel Almería by Marriott is located in the cultural and commercial centre of Almería, 6 minutes’ walk from the Alcazaba fortifications. It has a seasonal rooftop pool and offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms. Almería Cathedral is just 400 ..

  • Plaza Vieja Hotel & Lounge

    Plaza de la Constitución, 4 E - 04003 Almería

    Overlooked by Almería’s Alcazaba Fortress, this converted 19th-century building is 7 minutes’ walk from the city’s port. It offers Arabic baths and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. With parquet floors and large photo prints, the décor..

  • Catedral Almería Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    De la Catedral, 8 E - 04002 Almería

    Prix Prices from : 77 €

    Hotel Cathedral Almería is set 500 metres from the sea, in Almería centre. It offers a rooftop hot tub, and computers with ADSL internet access in rooms. The hotel is a restored mansion, built in 1850. Bedrooms at the hotel are spacious and elegant..

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Restaurants Almería

  • La Encina Comfortable restaurant 

    Marín 16 E - 04003 Almería

    Establishment dressed with stone and wood, decorated in keeping with its age. It has a busy tapas bar at the entrance, followed by an intimate although appropriate dining room.

  • Valentín Comfortable restaurant 

    Tenor Iribarne 19 E - 04001 Almería

    Following its refurbishment, Valentín has won over customers with its tapas and à la carte dining. Traditional cuisine including fish, seafood and a good choice of rice dishes.

  • Plaza Vieja Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    pl. de la Constitución 4 E - 04003 Almería

  • Casa Puga Tapas bar 

    Jovellanos 7 E - 04003 Almería

    A tavern situated in the old part of town, and which has been in operation since 1870. It has a wide culinary offer and an extensive wine list. One of the town's characteristic establishments.

  • El Asador Very comfortable restaurant 

    Fructuoso Pérez 14 E - 04001 Almería

    This restaurant has several rooms furnished in Castilian style with a profusion of wood and attractive decorative details. Updated traditional cuisine including roasted meats.

  • Saboreo Comfortable restaurant 

    pl. Flores 1 E - 04001 Almería

    A restaurant featuring an area with high tables known as La Barra, as well as a more stylish dining room on two levels. The traditionally inspired menu features an impressive selection of mini dishes.

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