Enjoy holidays to Almeria, Spain
Almeria city is the capital of Spain’s Almeria province, and one of the country’s most ancient cities. If you are looking for a holiday that combines wonderful cultural attractions with great nightlife, water sports on a sandy beach and some stunning scenery, then holidays in Almeria could be just right for you. The city and surrounding area were once part of the Moorish empire, and the remains of their buildings add an Arabic touch to this enchanting place. There are regular flights from UK airports, including Manchester and London-Gatwick, to Almeria.
Sunshine in Almeria
On Almeria holidays you can sunbathe for most of the year, and the city’s situation at the foot of huge, grey hills lends it a fairytale aspect, especially when you look up at the great Moorish fortress above the modern resort. The Romans founded Almeria but it was the Moors who gave it its distinctive Arabic architecture.
Many visitors come for the extensive sandy beach. It has a range of activities with water sports dominating, and the shops offer a wide range of souvenirs including designer goods, with an eclectic choice of fine restaurants and bistros, bars and nightclubs in the centre of town.
Holidays in Almeria give you the opportunity of exploring one of Spain’s most interesting regions, with sunshine most of the year and an assortment of ancient civilisations that have bequeathed a rich and varied cityscape.
Almeria restaurants and smaller eateries have a wide range of Spanish regional food on the menu, with bistros and bars ideal for whiling away a lazy lunchtime over a drink. Kids’ menus are common in this city which is as popular with families as it is with couples and groups.
After a night on the town at one of the numerous clubs and bars, take a cultural breather next day and visit the great cathedral. Dating to the 16th century and left unfinished, it also doubled as a fortress and looks grim but impressive. The Alcazaba Moorish fortress eyes it suspiciously from the lower slopes of the hills, and the two illustrate the twin cultural influences that have shaped modern Almeria and made it such a fascinating holiday destination.
Book your Almeria break with easyJet Holidays
Almeria holidays mix sun-soaked beaches, Christian and Moorish monuments and great shopping and nightlife. You can lower your expenses by booking your flight and accommodation together with easyJet Holidays, a brand you trust, although prices here are not as high as in some other popular resorts in the area.