Welcome to the Almeria cruise port guide. Almeria is a beautiful town in Spain’s famous Andalusia. Almeria has a population of 192.000. It is a modern and historical city that has lots of nice places to visit. It offers a great combination of museums, art galleries, shops and historical sights, which makes it a great city to explore. You also have the option to go a little further afield and visit the great Alhambra in Granada. See underneath what your options are in the cruise port guide for Almeria.
About 150 km / 90 miles from Almeria you will find the world famous Alhambra castle. This masterpiece of Moorish architecture is known as the best historical sight of southern Spain. The Alhambra was build by the Moorish during their occupation of the Iberian peninsula. It would have been their greatest piece of work yet. The castle is known for its beautiful artefacts, calligraphy and gardens. It is said that just the sentence “God is almighty” is displayed on the wall over 1000 times. It might take a little effort to be able to visit the Alhambra from Almeria, but it will be worth it. Prearrange this trip through an organised tour, because entrance tickets for the Alhambra often sell out weeks in advance.
Almeria’s cathedral is in the heart of the old town. This Gothic / Renaissance church has replaced the other church that got wrecked by the earthquake of 1522. The church has a fortress-like appearance due to its towers. This is because it was build during pirate times. Visit the church and its beautiful artwork inside. Find its exact location in the map above. From the cruise dock it is about 20 minute walk.
The Alcazaba Palace is the main sight to visit in the city of Almeria. It sits 90 meters above the city ground on a small hill. Southern Spain is famous for having the best castles of the country and the Alcazaba Palace is no exception. It is a wonderful and large premises to explore. Visit the gardens, the fort and enjoy beautiful views over Almeria.
Alcazaba castle, Almeria
Mercado Central is a MUST visit for any foodie. Walk into the hall to find all kind of vendors selling their local and national specialties. Indulge yourself with all the beautiful products and dishes that this market offers.
Mercado Central, Almeria