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Almería : Michelin's recommendations

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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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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

  • 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 ..

  • 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..

  • 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..

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Restaurants Almería

  • La Encina Plaza Vieja 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.

  • Torreluz Mediterráneo Comfortable restaurant 

    pl. Flores 1 E - 04001 Almería

    This restaurant has an area with high tapas tables, known as 'La Barra', as well as a pleasant split-level à la carte dining room combining classic and contemporary decor. Traditional cuisine with a modern touch.

  • 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.

  • Valentín Comfortable restaurant 

    Tenor Iribarne 19 E - 04001 Almería

    The Valentín has a bar at the entrance and two dining rooms. The one in the basement is decorated with open brickwork and displays of wine bottles. Traditional cuisine with fish, seafood and rice dishes made to order.

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