The hidden gem of a holiday in Costa de Almeria
The heady mix of music and dancing, bullfighting and religion is what the residents of Almeria enjoy at the end of August every year when the Almeria Fair takes over the city for two weeks of celebrations. This fair sums up Almeria perfectly because it is a city of contrasts. With a long and fascinating history, the modern city of Almeria has been influenced by many cultures and religions over the years, the evidence of which remains in the architecture of the buildings and in the cities museums. Everything you need for a Spain holiday
A city break is not what’s expected from the Spanish Costas. The pull for many of the tourists visiting the Costa de Almeria is the fabulous weather and the beautiful beaches that are less than three hours from the UK. Give the city of Almeria a chance on your next holiday with lastminute.com and you’ll discover a hidden gem on the coast of Andalucía.
City life on an Almeria holiday
Almeria is an impressive looking city. The Arab fortress of Alcazaba overlooks the city and bay of Almeria from the top of the mountain that dominates the city skyline. Spreading out from the foot of the mountain to the sparkling water of the Mediterranean is Almeria itself. Pay a visit to the fortified cathedral before spending an afternoon at the Museo Arqueológico and learn about Almeria’s fascinating history through its Roman and Moorish artefacts.
The casus cueras, or cave houses dug out of the cliffs in the Barrio de Chanca area of Almeria are worth a visit. So too is the nearby Cabo de Gata reserve, an area of outstanding natural beauty and worth the trip simply for its quiet and pristine beaches. Click here for further information of what to do in Cabo de Gata
Stroll through the city to find art galleries and shops. Stop and have a drink at one of the many cafes and tapas bars on La Rambla, an attractive street filled with boutiques and picturesque squares. At the far end of the old medieval town, the area of Puerta de Purchena has a good selection of bars and restaurants. Typical Andalucian food can be found at Terraza Carmona and Rincon de Juan Pedro. Feast on gachas, a spicy clam stew, as the sun sets over Almeria.
Book a holiday to Almeria today
A holiday to Almeria can be enjoyed all year round with lastminute.com. Even in winter the sun shines on the Costa de Almeria, and the mix of a city packed with culture, shopping and nightlife as well as beaches makes for a fun packed, value for money holiday. Book your holiday to Almeria today with lastminute.com.