|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.41|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$1.42|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$9.49|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$40.68|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$54.24|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$559.32|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.90|
Almería is a city in the Andalusia region of Spain. The city was founded by Abd-al-Rahman III in 955 AD. He was the Calipha of Córdoba. The city has a rich cultural heritage and the presence of Andalusia’s second largest Muslim fortress is a testament of the city’s military past. Almería is well connected with rest of the world via train, bus, plane and boat as well. The Almería Airport is 9 km away from the city center, helping tourists all over the world reach the city on time. There are a number of budget airlines offering cheap flights to Almería. However, if you want to save more and spend the money staying in one of the luxurious hotels in Almería, then land at Madrid airport and take a bus to Almería. While it may take more time, you can save a lot in airline fare.
The weather in Almería is very hot during summers and temperature often reaches 40ºc. Therefore, try to visit the city during winter.
The prime tourist attraction of the city is Alcazaba of Almería. It’s a medieval fortress, originally constructed in 10th century and destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. The remains of the fort are worth a visit as it gives you a perfect understanding of Muslim style architecture. You can see a triple line of walls, large gardens and a great keep in Alcazaba.
After the castle, you can visit another place that brings alive the fighting spirit of the nation, the Almería air raid shelters. It was created during Spanish Civil War to protect civilians. It’s the longest air raid shelter in Europe, open for tourists. Your next stop should be The Cathedral. It looks like a fortress and surprisingly, not designated as a church. The Cathedral was originally a mosque, which was later converted into a Christian church. It was destroyed by an earthquake but was later rebuilt following Renaissance-style architecture.
The final destination of this city wide tour should be Museum of Almería. Here, you can see objects belonging to Prehistoric, Iberic, Roman, Greek and Muslim eras. In order to behold the spectacular architecture and historical remains of Almería, board cheap flights to Almería and get mesmerized.