2. Medieval Almeria.
Almería was the cradle of prehistoric and ancient civilizations and
one of the richest Arab al-Andalus villages, this is why is an
interesting destination to visit.
In a this article, we will comment the medieval history of the city
and as we can see it to this day. We will focus on Arab and
Christian monuments like the castle , the cathedral and the
3. Alcazaba fortress
In Muslim period, we can cite a wide
range of tourist options, however the most
interesting is the Alcazaba Castle. The
Alcazaba of Almeria is one of the best
preserved in Spain and the visit is free.
4. This Moorish fortress was the seat of government of the Taifa of Almería, began in 955
by order of Abderrahman III being finished in the eleventh century under the rule of
Hayrán and finally end by the castillians kings in 1500.
6. This magnificent complex had une mosque, baths, cisterns and shops, but due to the
earthquake that devastated it during the modern times, little remains standing, although
an important archaeological site that is being restored.
The fortress is made up of three zones Almotacín Palace, residence of rulers, military
camp in case of siege was also the place where the inhabitants took refuge in the city
and finally a part of the Castilian kings, the castle built by order of the Catholic
Monarchs in the westernmost and elevated, adapting it to modern artillery after its
conquest in 1489.
7. Wall Jairán
Also noteworthy are the walls of the
city's Wall and the Wall Jairán the
San Cristobal hill guarding the
entrance of the valley north of the
These walls leave the Alcazaba
descending northward through the
ravine of La Hoya, (where today
there is a lovely zoo African wildlife recovery) and then up to the Cerro de San
Up to the Cerro de San Cristobal has award as well as beautiful views of the city and
8. the citadel find the monument to the Sacred Heart statue carved an impressive Macael
dating from 1930 and the remains of the first Christian fortification built during the
siege of 1147.
Another Muslim period are the cisterns of Jairán, dating from the eleventh century
heyday of Almeria and built by the king during the Taifa Jairán for water supply of the
9. Spanish-Moorish ship
Finally we highlight a replica of a Spanish-
Moorish ship between the tenth and
fourteenth, docked at Club de Mar, The
felucca Almariya. A visit to this boat show us
life in the sea and in the cellar of the museum
show the time showing the relations with the
Mediterranean area had one of the most
important ports of Al-Andalus.
10. Christians Monuments
The Christians took Almería on two occasions, first in 1147 a conquest that lasted only
10 years, but he left the city very touched, but was later recaptured its glory was waning,
in the 2 nd time in 1489, with the overwhelming majority of hosts Christians and
massacres occurred in the capture of Malaga two years earlier, Arab leaders decided to
surrender the city and that is why the citadel walls and did not suffer much damage.
Although the 1522 earthquake destroyed much of the city 33 years later.
Of Spanish period we highlight, the best preserved of the fortress that is the Christian
castle with cannons, where Ferdinand stayed in 1489 after the capture of the city.
Lodging and hotels in Almeria
Almeria in one of the most turistic areas of the spanish mediterráneo and there we can
find many accomodation options like beach complex, hotels in the city center or even
11. Here I would like to remark some of them .
• Apartamentos Turísticos Best Pueblo Indalo en Mojácar
• Best Indalo en Mojácar
• Best Mojácar en Mojácar
• Best Oasis Tropical en Mojácar
• Best Sabinal en Roquetas de Mar
• Arena Center en Roquetas De Mar
• Avenida Almeria en Almería
• Estrella de Mar en Roquetas De Mar
• Golf Center en Roquetas De Mar
• Mediterraneo Park en Roquetas De Mar
• Sevilla Almeria en Almería
12. The Cathedral of Almeria
Religious architecture is the most prominent, the Cathedral of the Incarnation of
Almería was raised on the old mosque, Isabel the Catholic actually entered the city on
December 24, 1489 and 26 and Masses were held in many of the mosques to purify.
Unfortunately, the great earthquake of 1522, I leave the church badly damaged and
had to be rebuilt so that an opportunity was lost as the cathedral of Cordoba to keep
the two styles.
14. The current work began rebuilding in 1526 but was not completed until the eighteenth
century. Like most churches of the time has a late Gothic style with three naves, One
of the inherited characteristics of the mosque are the defensive elements that make it
one of the few cathedrals-fortress of Europe.
Given his long subsequent development contains artistic elements like Renaissance
lantern over the crossing and the old courtyard that was turned into a neoclassical
cloister. It is also worth noting the keep seventeenth century with numerous bells and
the two facades of Renaissance Main Gate and the Gate of Pardons.
Almeria today has much more to see and enjoy the modern age, but I'll leave that for