Almeria Travel Guide
Almeria Parks & Gardens
Tabernas Desert - The desert lies to the north of Almería Town and is located between the mountains of los Filabres and Alhamilla. It is considered to be the only true desert in the European continent. The desert was used for the film, ¨Lawrence of Arabia¨. Starring Peter O Toole and many¨spaghetti western¨ movies. A few of the old film sets remain and can be explored.
Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park - This park consists of 18.000 hectares in the north of the Almeria Province. It is a place of amazing contrasts, with parched, moon-like plains overlooked by the white peaks of the sierras in winter. Many archaeological remains are to be found in the park such as those in the Cueva Ambrosio.
Cabo de Gata - This natural park of 29,000 hectares is the largest coastal nature reserve in Andalucia. The mountain range of Cabo de Gata has a volcanic appearance and falls sharply into the sea. There are many hidden coves and lovely white sand beaches. The clear waters of the peninsula are perfect for underwater photography, sailing and windsurfing
Almeria Restaurants and Bars
Local specialities include Gurullos (stew with pasta), Trigo (stew with grains of wheat, pork, herbs and beans) and Escabeche e Sardines (fresh sardines in hot sauce).
Restaurant Alfareros - Calle Marcos 6. This restaurant provides excellent three course lunch and dinner menus, wine is included and a choice of meat and fish.
Marisqueria El Alcaza - Paseo de Almeria. The generous portions of fish and seafood offered here are very good and the prices are reasonable.
Restaurant Sol de Almeria - Calle Circunvalacion. You will find this restaurant located by the covered Mercado. The choice of daily menus offered is good and they are good value for money.
Bar Castro - Castillo 14, north of the market. This friendly , comfortable bar serves good tapas.
- Costasol Hotel P.º de Almería, 58 Almeria 55 Rooms
- La Perla Hotel Pza. del Carmen, 7 Almeria 44 Rooms
- NH Ciudad de Almeria Hotel Jardín de Medina, s/n Almeria 139 Rooms
- Torreluz II Hotel Pza. de Flores, 6 Almeria 24 Rooms
- Gran Hotel Almeria Avda. Reina Regente, 8 Almeria 117 Rooms
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