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Almeria 36° 49' 10.3656" N, 2° 28' 11.6724" W

Almeria city is the capital of the province of Almeria in Southern Spain, in the region of Andalucia. Almeria is situated on the coast and has an important port with Ferries to Northern Africa. History goes far back throughout the centuries, inhabited by various peoples as the Phoenicians, the Carthaginian and Roman. All they have left their traces. Alcazaba is an impressive fortress overlooking the city and the bay, made Almeria a major naval base and port for the Caliphate of Cordoba. After the collapse of the caliphate, the city became one of the major economic powers in the Mediterranean Sea, where large-scale silk, velvet, damask and brocade produced. In 1489, the city in Christian hands. The economic growth of Almeria continued, despite constant raids of Berber pirates in the 16th century. Today, Almeria is a prosperous city and province with a strong economy and tourism kasgewassen the dominant. From the castle higher up the city you have a fantastic view over the city and main attractions. The massive fortress, the Alcazaba, consists of three walled parts during a siege in which everything was saved as the residents needed. On one of the courtyards are the remains of a chapel originally built as a mosque, but later by Catholic kings was converted into a Catholic chapel. Cathedral of Almeria The cathedral of Almeria is a true historic monument. The building has Renaissance and Gothic elements. The Cathedral of Almeria was built in the 16th century and held two jobs. Besides the religious nature, it was also calculated on defense. The Costa de Almeria is untouched by mass tourism. West of Almeria is the coast of high cliffs, which later turn into something flat beaches are ideal for long days in the Sunday East of the city lies a stretch of 20 km of beautiful beaches, adjacent to the nature reserve Cabo de Gata-Nijar. Nearby is San Miguel de Cabo de Gata, where interesting Roman and Moorish archaeological remains to be seen.

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