Almeria

Spain

Cruises to Almeria

A city with a rich, historic past, Almeria changed hands back and forth between Muslims and Christians since its founding in 955 AD by the Moors. Don't miss exploring La Alcazaba Fortress - in the mid10th century, it was one of the most powerful Moorish fortresses in Spain, second in size to the nearby Alhambra. And be sure to enjoy some tapas while in Old Town, with many delicious options featuring fresh seafood.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Muelle Levante. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central European Time); UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Try asking "How much does it cost?" in Spanish: "¿Cuánto cuesta?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Euro (EUR); Shop for clothes, shoes, and all sorts of antiques.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis are available to navigate the city. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      The 16th-century Almeria Cathedral resembles a fortress. Built as a place of worship, it was also designed to protect against pirate raids from North Africa.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Hundreds of films and scenes were shot here over the decades. Most recently, part of season 6 of Game of Thrones was filmed in Almeria.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      La Alcazaba Fortress was founded in the mid-10th century and was one of the most powerful Moorish fortresses in Spain, second in size to the nearby Alhambra.
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