In the mid 19th century, church lands were disentailed so nuns had to adopt other ways of earning a living. Education offered a means of economic survival. To this end, the ‘Convent school Puras’ was built during the period 1885 to 1889. I think it is another delightful building with its cream-coloured façade and pink arches. Today, the building houses the ‘University of Distance-Learning’. That is what I like about Almería – tasteful old-fashioned buildings housing 21st century businesses.