The easternmost of the Andalusian capitals, Almeria is a city of contrasts where you can find medieval walls and fortresses alongside beaches of crystal clear water.
The extensive history of Almeria and its prehistoric, Phoenician and Roman finds tell us about the antiquity of this city and the great variety of cultural and heritage resources it houses. The Muslim Alcazaba, considered to be the largest in Europe and the moment when Almería reached its maximum splendour, undoubtedly stands out. The remains of the Great Mosque, the Arab Aljibes or the wall of Jayrán are also examples of this.
Almería Cathedral, on the other hand, is the Christian building par excellence. Rebuilt in the 16th century after the earthquake of 1522, it is also a defensive building with a military appearance. It is therefore considered to be one of the only fortress cathedrals in Spain.
But Almería is also built in the avant-garde, with examples such as the Cable Inglés, a mineral loading dock in use for almost 70 years; or the old railway station, from the 19th century, characterised by its iron architecture.