Popular Accommodations in Almeria
Highlights in Almeria
- Cabo de Gata Nature Park
- Numerous film locations
- Western Town Amusement Park Oasys
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Vacation rentals in Almeria
The nature around Almeria is characterized by desert and sea, which is lined by long, untouched beaches and cliffs. In the city centre there are several historical buildings and numerous restaurants and cafés within walking distance of a vacation rental in Almeria. No matter whether the accommodation is directly at the sea or in the middle of the old town, the beach, the fortress and the tapas bars are usually only a few steps away.A house with sea view
In and around Almeria there are some landlords who offer whole holiday homes. You can choose between a townhouse in a central location or a finca in Almeria. Such a property is not only a simple holiday home. Because a Finca is always surrounded by a large garden property and has in some cases also its own pool.
Holidays in Almeria
Location and orientation
In the south of Spain, in the region Andalusia, you find the city Almeria, directly at the wide Mediterranean bay, the Costa de Almeria. You can recognize the Moorish influences by the cityscape, which is characterized by many old white painted houses, narrow alleys, gardens and palm avenues. Almeria has an airport about 10 kilometres outside the city. From the airport of Granada you drive about one and a half hours by car.
Things to know
From a vacation rental in Almeria it is not far to the nearby natural park Cabo de Gata, which consists of a stony semi-desert, but also offers some charming beaches. The almost 33,700 hectare area begins after the village of Retamar and ends in front of the port of Carboneras.Festivities in August
The Feria is a series of events that always takes place in August. On the occasion of this city festival there are numerous Andalusian dance and music performances, sporting competitions and bullfights in the worth seeing arena. The bullring is, by the way, one of the most important sights of the city, as it reminds of the Colosseum in Rome and offers space for more than 9.000 visitors.
More than five hundred western films have already been shot in Almeria, including Bully Herbig's "The Shoe of Manitu", "Play the Song of Death", "Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade" and "For a Handful of Dollars" by Sergio Leone.
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The Moorish fortress Alcazaba lies on a hill from which you can overlook the whole city. The building complex, which consists of three districts, was completed in the 11th century. Worth seeing are the Tower of Homage, the Tower of Mirrors, the bastion of El Espolón and the Chapel of San Juan Evangelista.2. To the cathedral of the city
In the centre of the city you will find the Almeria Cathedral, built in the 16th century. The building has Gothic, Baroque, Classicist and Renaissance elements. The towers were built of large, conspicuous ashlars. Inside, the high altar, the cloister, the sacristy and the transept are worth seeing. It also contains some valuable sculptures and paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries.3. Experience the Wild West live
The theme park Oasys is also called Mini Hollywood, because it is an old western town that already served as a backdrop for many movies. On an area of 30 hectares, the park offers a total of three museums on the subjects of animals, cult vehicles and objects of the Wild West. You can also use the bathing area for refreshments after seeing one of the exciting Wild West shows. Adjacent to the park is a zoological reserve with about 80 animals of 175 species.