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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

  • Cathedral Interesting

    E - 04001 Almería

    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) E - 04002 Almería

    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..

  • Cape Gata Interesting

    E - 04007 Cabo de Gata

    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

  • Torreluz Centro

    Plaza Flores, 8 E - 04001 Almería

    The Torreluz Centro is set in the heart of Almería, within walking distance of famous landmarks such as the Alcazaba, the Cathedral and town hall. Enjoy your stay at the Torreluz Centro, located on Paseo de Almería Avenue and set in the expanding ci..

  • Plaza Vieja Hotel & Lounge Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    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..

  • Torreluz Senior

    Tenor Iribarne, 15 E - 04001 Almería

    Torreluz Senior is situated in the centre of Almería, 30 metres from the Puerta de Purchena Square. It features air-conditioned rooms and offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. The double rooms at the Torreluz Senior include a TV and a private bathroom ..

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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