Almeria, situated in the South East of the country in the region of Andalusia. It is a relatively quieter tourist city compared to others in the region like Malaga and Seville as well as being a great low key alternative to obvious favourites of Madrid and Barcelona for a different taste of Spain.
With an Eastern feel due to its Arabic history, the city has a distinct character and offers a number of beautiful historical monuments, churches and buildings throughout. One worth noting is the Alcazaba fortress which commands the skyline and gives breath-taking views of the city and out across the Mediterranean. Take a walk through the palm tree-lined Las Ramblas which has numerous street cafes and boutiques before continuing down to the port to sample some of the delicious seafood on offer.
If you are a bit of a movie lover, you may be excited to know that countless films have been set in and around the city such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Game of Thrones. Due to the vast number of films set here in the 1960s and 1970s, the Desert of Tabernas now has multiple Western towns to visit with a variety of Wild West attractions and film sets still used today so it is an exciting and unique day excursion.
If you want to venture out of the city then nearby is the peaceful resort town of Roquetas de Mar. The former fishing village has kept its picturesque look whilst complementing this with a number of modern hotels to make your stay truly comfortable. For those looking to pack in as much as possible, there are a lots activities including a 18 hole golf course, Mario Water Park, boat tours and a large number of cycle routes. If you prefer a more peaceful break then there are plenty of seafront bars and picturesque town squares which allow you to simply relax and enjoy the bountiful sunshine that the area has to offer.
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