Costa Almería has centuries of history that is certainly evident in the structures that you will see around town. One such sight to witness is the Arab citadel that watches over the entire city. Almería´s history is not just contributed by the Moorish occupation. This place also holds numerous archaeological indications of the various ancient cultures, including the Tartessos, Phoenicians, Romans, and Visigoths, who were drawn to its shores due to its natural beauty and useful maritime geographic location, even before the Arabs came.
During the first half of the 10 th century, Córdoba caliph Abd ar-Rahman founded the Alcazaba of Almería . Being the huge Islamic defense force that it is, the Alcazaba dominated the city during the ancient times. In the midst of the fortress is the Segundo Recinto, while at the east end is the Ermita de San Juan chapel which was originally a mosque and later on converted by the Catholic Monarchs in 1489.
The Cathedral contains various art reserves, as well as a tabernacle dating from the 18th century and designed by Ventura Rodriguez. Up to the present day, this edifice still stands as a reminder of Almeria's glory days, when it was the chief seaport of the Cordoba caliphate. Costa Almería grew wealthy on commercial trade of textile, particularly with silk that were woven from the silkworms of the Alpujarras.In 1522, Almería was distressed by a seismic activity. Reconstruction and recovery did not arrive in Almeria s favor until the 19th century.
With its interesting medieval architecture, Almería s old town is a delight to stroll through, with its tranquil squares, archways and colonnades. The city also has a fascinating archaeological museum and unique cave dwellings in the hillside above the old gypsy quarter.
If you want to explore such a beautiful city, cose your accommodation wisely, so you are in the very centre of it! Furthermore, if you find yourself wanting to come back to Costa Almeria year on year, why not consider a time share here? Many people do it with options such as homes in the Hamptons (US) or apartments in Buenos Aires and so why not give it a try in Spain? You are sure to enjoy the opportunity to have a place in the sun to escape to!
Those looking for enlivening holidays throng to the renowned holiday resorts to the east and west of the lively capital city of Almeria. Almeria city is deemed a must-see, especially the old Alcazaba castle that towers over the city. The city itself is filled to the brimful by nice-looking squares. The sights and sounds are all appealing. In the city, people might want to lounge at its swanky cafes.
Ambling down the ferry port and marina is also a lovely venture here. Beaches, marinas, hotels and sports centers keep the momentum afloat for vacationers hoping to make the best out of their holidays. They are all happily found strewn in the resort towns of Mojacar to the east, and Anguadulce, Roquetas de Mar and Almerimar to the west of the city.
To the west of Almeria are the ritzy tourist resorts of Roquetas de Mar and Aguadulce. The naturist beaches of Vera are located at the north of the Costa de Almeria, where a number of new complexes are being constructed here. Down further south is Mojacar. It boasts of a white village laid on the hillsides. The town has ever since successfully charmed tourists who both love little excursions out of their beach holiday antics.
The growing modern complex of Almerimar, found to the west, is where tourists are lapped with marinas, golf, hotels and many other facilities. Adra meanwhile is an old fishing port town situated further westwards. The said seaport town is best known for its very interesting castle and various archeological remains. However, tourists often miss the route, when traveling along the coastal motorway to or from the CostaTropical.
Almeria is best known as the capital of Spain's grape industry. The landscaped squares are so magnificent that you can spend hours just sitting and observing. Enjoying a Spanish snack while relaxing in one of the squares is a cherished pastime for locals and tourists alike. All the boulevards in Almeria are lined with gorgeous trees, creating shade and a crisp, clean atmosphere.
Almeria has remained relatively unchanged over the decades. It is still comprised of a maze of narrow, side-winding alleyways, which are laced with small, flat-roofed houses. Modern apartment structures have been added to the suburbs because of a recent increase in tourism. But the older architecture, comprised of beautiful white homes, creates a distinctly Andalusian ambiance within the city. The buildings and religious structures of the city are amazingly well-crafted, and a walking tour of Almeria is great fun.