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Almería Cathedral by Robert Bovington

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the major attractions in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack … Continue reading

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Almería – amix of old and new

. by Robert Bovington . I like Almería. I like its mix of old and new. It is essentially a Spanish city with a North African flavour. It is one of the most ancient cities of Andalucía. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks … Continue reading

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Almería churches walk

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

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Sierra de Gádor – a mountain range in southern Spain

by Robert Bovington The Sierra de Gádor mountain range is situated in the south-western corner of the province of Almería. It belongs to the Betic system, specifically the Cordillera Penibética. The maximum altitude is 2249 meters – the summit of … Continue reading

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The Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

by Robert Bovington In the south of Spain, a few miles east of Almería, there is a delightful area that offers miles of unspoilt beaches with secluded coves, sand dunes and much more within a protected coastal reserve. It is … Continue reading

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Almería – the film capital of Spain?

by Robert Bovington Well, the city of Almería has been used as the location for a number of films including ‘Patton’ (1969) and ‘Never say never again’ (1983). However, I was thinking more of the province of Almería especially the … Continue reading

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Calar Alto

 by Robert Bovington The province of Almería is the sunniest driest place in Spain. It also has the cleanest atmosphere in Europe and hardly any cloud making it an ideal location for installing an observatory. Calar Alto, at an altitude … Continue reading

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