An Almeria break includes sites steeped in history, cultural activities, exciting excursions and golden beaches that will dazzle all who visit. Today's Almeria was founded by the Arabs, however older civilizations are evident through archaeological remains that span Roman, Phoenician and Carthaginian empires, providing history lovers with a myriad of fascinating sights. Part of Almeria's charm is its seamless blend between old and new, as it combines historical neighbourhoods with contemporary architecture, cutting-edge museums and art galleries. For holidaymakers looking to relax, powdery soft beaches offer the perfect escape, and the town has a vibrant nightlife that suits all tastes.
Things to do in Almeria
Landmarks such as the 10th century Arab fortress of Alcazaba and the Cathedral paint a picture of Almeria's past, while the bustling La Rambla is an enticing nucleus of activity lined with smart shops and terraced cafes and bars that lead to the port and beaches. Almeria also has strong ties to the movie industry; its beautiful landscape and city set the stage for some of the world's most famous films and screen stars.
On a trip to Almeria be sure to:
Visit the Alcazaba of Almeria, one of the city's top sights, a Moorish castle and walled fortification built in the 10th century
Sink into serenity at the ancient Aire de Almeria Arabic Baths
Spend some time at La Casa del Cine (Cinema Museum), which tells the story of Almeria's longstanding relationship with filmmaking
See where Federico García Lorca once studied at the School of Arts, which dates back to the 16th century
Savour some fresh seafood at the Barrio de los Pescadores
Ride the local tourist train and glide through the old quarter and past the port
Witness the colourful cave dwellings of Barrio de la Chanca
Hit the shops and boutiques along the Avenida del Mediterraneo
Visit the town's 16th century Cathedral
Tantalise your taste buds over an assortment of tapas and wine
Almeria Airport is a small airport that serves the city of Almeria and surrounding locations including, Mojacar, El Ejido, Cabo de Gata and Aguadulce. It handles flights to mainly domestic and European destinations.
The airport is situated in the Bay of Almeria, about 5 miles from the city centre.
Car rental agencies operate in the terminal building. By road the city centre can be accessed via the AL-14 road and the A7 motorway. Passengers wishing to take the bus can take the City Bus Route 20 that connects the airport with Almeria city centre (journey time is about 35 minutes). Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall.
Airport codeLEIThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Almeria is LEI
Popular AirlineEasyjetMost popular airline flying to Almeria