Municipality located in the Almeria Levante coast , a landscape of arid , semi-desert volcanic included within the Cabo de Gata- Nijar, first protected area land-sea Andalusian comprising spaces and unique landscapes Natural Park : the only mountains of origin volcanic peninsula , the coastline with its dunes , beaches and salt , a natural spectacle , and last mile of protected sea whose funds are of great wealth .
In this environment the village lies , whose origin is in the construction of the Castillo de San Andrés for military use in the sixteenth century. White and bright home set grouped by the deep blue sea , ideal for enjoying the sun and the beach , tranquility and an excellent climate.
A unique climate, volcanic soils and their diversity and uniqueness of flora and fauna that is the result of the contrasts between the Earth's marine environment and coastline are the best presentation of the Cabo de Gata Nijar Geopark , the largest protected area of the Mediterranean coast.
The saw how beautiful coves leading to fifty miles of coastline cliffs best preserved European Mediterranean . Magnificent natural beaches and Mónsul The Genoese ; ; hidden and inaccessible coves and Enmedio Carnaje ; spectacular volcanic cliffs and reefs as Punta de los Muertos and Mesa Roldán urban beaches such as San Jose and Aguamarga succeed . You may recognize excellent examples of both fossils, and gray - white sands of San Felipe or Las Escullos Amoladeras - like motion , which originate spits closing interior lagoons and create attractive landscapes such as Cape dune formations Salinas de Gata, humanized exceptional space for birds.
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The construction of the Castillo de San Andrés beachside as coastal defense , was the origin of the town of Carboneras . Today its symbol and is located in the historic city center .
On its cover , on arch highlights the Shield of the Marquis del Carpio , who ordered the construction in the last third of the sixteenth century to defend the coast after the Moorish uprising . His final works were undertaken in 1621 . Later in the nineteenth century it passed to the House of Alba.
The main floor consists of a rectangle with ultra semicircular towers on three corners . Inside, the space is divided according to a parade .
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