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The province of Almería is a difficult to find pleasure in the Mediterranean. Over 100 kms . untamed coast , offering a landscape of unparalleled beauty.
The landscape features and climate goodness of Almeria province became the stage for developing a major film industry, for which paraded some of the most famous characters in the film.
Its pristine beaches Lift with nudists and complex emerging major resorts setting , a quality destination offering the most discerning traveler . A privileged coastline surrounding the Natural Park Cabo de Gata -Nijar , extensive sandy beaches and hidden coves , bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean. The traditional festival of Moors and Christians contribute to the trip to Almería becomes a wonderful adventure.
Almería , for its strategic location on the Mediterranean , has hosted various civilizations throughout its history . A major footprint found in the archaeological remains scattered throughout the province .
Prehistory samples allowed a very special culture in Los Millares and Argar . Phoenicians , Carthaginians and Greeks exploded mines and traded on their coasts. The Romans established from the third century BC , made ​​it the "Porto Magnus" Mediterranean and dominated the area until the late arrival of the Visigoths, in the seventh century . The Arabs in the tenth century created the current capital , where would govern one of the most millin Taifa kingdoms of Muslim Spain . The Arab influence has been stronger , due to his stay in our country for nearly eight centuries. There are several monuments that show the rich history of this land. The castles and fortresses are a privileged historical evidence for past societies .
Long exposed to border disputes and defense needs , the province of Almería has large number and variety of castles , which are a little known heritage . Economic recovery will come from the hands of mining in the nineteenth century.
The sea and the desert coexist with the most fertile and productive orchard continent. Drylands, where survival becomes a permanent challenge, salt ponds in which nestles a variety of wildlife and plant species unique to our planet , they hope to visit this province provided with a subtropical climate, Mediterranean, warm and dry.
The Natural Parks of Sierra María-Los Vélez with its castle, cave paintings and a rich fauna and the Cabo de Gata -Nijar , deserted beaches , rugged cliffs and transparent seabed , give life to a landscape that offers travelers the magic snow , the Mediterranean forest , desert and sea.
The cuisine can be enjoyed in the province of Almería is varied and natural, and her live since ancient seafood and earth , of excellent quality. Some traditional isolation has resulted in a cuisine of great personality that keeps the oldest essences of past influences, which are still being felt .
The pepper and paprika derivative , will be the mainstay of your kitchen that has survived to this day and is still eating still many houses and some restaurants.


The Tabernas Desert Natural Area is located north of the city of Almeria , between the mountains of the Filabres and Alhamilla , isolated from the humid currents from the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Gullies , slopes, gullies and streams . Desert and desolation. Landscape transported from the rich seabed of the Mediterranean to these scorched plains and arid Almeria , where a paradoxical sense of uncertainty , restlessness and amazement seizes much of its visitors.
It is considered that the only proper desert area of the entire European continent. The site offers a huge variety of rich , especially geological environmental resources of interest. Under a semiarid Mediterranean climate, with rainfall not alcazan 250 mm per year and higher than average temperatures 17 ° C , gullies have formed Mediterranean, the known " bad lands " that shape grass steppes .
In terms of flora, a high number of exclusive endemic area , iberonorteafricanismos and globally rare species , which appear only in him and in other places of the same characterization. The uniqueness of the flora of the Almeria desert defines the presence of the cruciferous Euzomodendron bourgaeanum ( Tabernas endemic ), and others as Limoniun insignis or parasitic Cynomo coccineum solarium . Tamarisk and oleander appear in the wadis .
For its rich avifauna this place a Special Protection Area for Birds pleaded . The birds can be seen especially in the courses of the wadis or walls where they find shelter and nesting places . Is the case of Alpine Swift , Crag Martin on the Blue Rock Thrush or jackdaw . Also highlights the presence of trumpeter finch and other steppe birds such as curlew , bargain and Lark . Also in this singular place as the redstart reptiles inhabiting lizard, snake or ladder eyed lizard , and mammals such as fox , rabbit, dormouse and the two species of hedgehogs Spanish , Moorish and the common .
Under the unique landscape of gullies natural museum -scale , active and hides in the European context for your interest for the study of erosion and geological processes. We can see, for example, a natural display of all forms : microcraters caused by the impact of raindrops, fairy chimneys , grooves or rills , gullies , seismites ( layers deformed into folds as a result of seismic activity at the time of the deposition) , fossil reefs, ... or emblematic and majestic Cerro Alfaro.
One of its economic resources are exploited , strikingly , having served as the backdrop for shooting movies.

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The Alcazaba of Almería is visible from any point of the city and is the largest of the towns built by the Moors in Spain .
Its construction began in 955 by Abd ar-Rahman III and completed by Hayrán , Taifa king of Almería , in the eleventh century . After the Christian conquest is reformed by the Catholic Monarchs and Charles I.
The Alcazaba of Almería has three walled enclosures , one of which was built by the Catholic Kings. It was a royal residence and today it still stands the palace of Al- Mutasin with all its rooms , its mosque converted into a church from the late fifteenth century , and bathrooms. It has a single access door , almost invisible by huge walls , and spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings and Gothic doors.
From the top of the walls of the Alcazaba you can see wonderful views of the city and harbor.

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