Monthly Archives: October 2011

Diverse Almería – Santuario de Tices

The ‘Santuario de Tices’ is a lovely church set amidst an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It is absolutely delightful walking around the Plaza de Alberto Gomez Matarin. The only sounds are of birds singing and bees humming. There is … Continue reading

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Diverse Almería – El Cabo de Gata

On the south-western edge of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is the small village actually called El Cabo de Gata. It is a pleasant little seaside resort beside a beach of white sand. The whitewashed buildings, that line its … Continue reading

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Diverse Almería – Baños de Sierra Alhamilla

Baños de Sierra Alhamilla is a small village dominated by the spa hotel, situated next to primitive but nevertheless attractive houses amidst an oasis of palm trees. An attractive indoor garden was set in a central courtyard. It was quite … Continue reading

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A drive in the Alpujarras

Bayárcal is the highest village in the Almeriense Alpujarras at over 4000 feet. The village is surrounded by an oak forest and nearby are groves of chestnut, pine and cherry. In October, the local villagers can be seen collecting chestnuts. … Continue reading

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Almería churches walk

I am not really of a religious persuasion but the ‘churches of Almería’ make for a pleasant walk. San Pedro A good place to start is the Plaza San Pedro. From the plaza, San Pedro Church presents an attractive façade comprising a … Continue reading

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Almería – Palacio de los Marqueses de Cabra

The Palacio de los Marqueses de Cabra is another fine example of the aristocratic mansions built in Almería in the 19th century. Economic and demographic growth meant that the upper classes had much more money to spend so they started … Continue reading

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Almería Cathedral

The cathedral was built in the sixteenth century and was designed as a place of prayer and of refuge. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers. Almería Cathedral This east facing façade … Continue reading

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