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Almería: Visit to the shelters of the Spanish Civil War

1. Almería: Visit to the shelters of the Spanish Civil War

Get to know the refuges of the Spanish Civil War in Almería. Some 4.5-kilometer underground galleries were built to shelter about 40,000 people during bombings. With this visit you will be able to see nearly 1 kilometer of galleries with a guide telling anecdotes about their hidden histories. Admire a small hospital with an operating room, as well as one of the private rooms where, if you look at the walls, you will see works art that children left behind. Descend 9 meters underground, or, if you are brave, a full 16 meters, and discover an old and fascinating pantry. A unique, unmissable experience.

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Almeria: Alcazaba Guided Tour

2. Almeria: Alcazaba Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of one of Spain's largest Alcazabas on this guided tour. In the company of an expert guide, discover the fortress' 3 internal enclosures and learn more about its history as an Arab stronghold. During your tour, visit the Towers of the Odalisque and the Gunpowder, the Tower of Mirrors, the Wall of the Candle, the Muslim reservoirs and royal baths, and the domestic dwellings. You will also have the opportunity to admire the fantastic patios and gardens with their luxurious water pools, as well as the walls of Jairán and the Cerro de San Cristóbal. Finally, admire panoramic views of the city and the seaport from the Baluarte del Saliente.

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Almería: Legends and Mysteries Evening Walking Tour

3. Almería: Legends and Mysteries Evening Walking Tour

At nightfall, walk through the historical center of Almeria. Discover the unique legends, mysteries and charming love stories that are hidden in the palaces, squares and monuments of the city. Exploring Almeria by night offers a different way to discover the city. Your professional will tell you about the history and characters of Almeria as you walk through the narrow streets. Recommended for all those people who want to learn something new, have fun and soak up the local atmosphere of this quaint city on Spain’s southern coast.

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Almería: Small-Group Alcazaba Tour

4. Almería: Small-Group Alcazaba Tour

After gathering with your guide at the meeting point, your guide will delve straight into telling you many things about this great monument. From your meeting point you will walk to the entrance of the Alcazaba where you can enjoy its 3 enclosures. The first thing you will go through will be the Justice Gate, since it was the gateway to the fortress and is a replica of the Justice Gate of the Alhambra in Granada. You will cross the large gardens of the first enclosure, which is the largest of the three and has also followed the design of the Generalife de la Alhambra Gardens. From there you will observe the Cerro de San Cristóbal, as well as the remains of the Jayrán Wall, which is the wall that surrounded the city of Al-Mariyat. You will then access the second enclosure through the Wall of the Candle to see the Quibla Wall, until you reach the area of the residence of the kings. You will then see the Aljibe and San Juan church, a church rebuilt by the Catholic Monarchs during the reconquest, as well as the pool and gardens that decorate this large enclosure. Finally you will visit the third enclosure, the highest part of the monumental complex, which is the most recent of them all. In addition, you will visit the areas where the famous Game of Thrones series has been recorded. Towards the end of your tour, your guide will show you to the area where you can observe the sea port of the city and will take photos, and following your experience you will have free time to enjoy the monument.

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Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour

5. Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour

Visit the historic center of the city of Almeria beginning with the Purchena Gate, one of the oldest entrances to the city. From there, walk the old streets whilst discovering the history of the Civil War shelters, the Arabic Cisterns, the Old Square, and the old Muslim Medina, where you will learn about its founder; Jairán. Moving on, stroll through the cathedral-fortress neighborhood, Plaza Bendicho, and Celia Viñas, not forgetting the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Mar, the School of Arts and Crafts, and the Cervantes Theater. The Doña Pakyta House-Museum and the Nicolás Salmerón Park will then be the prelude to the emblematic English Cable, where your tour ends with your guide explaining one of the best iron engineering works in the city.

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Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Shore Excursion from Almeria

6. Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Shore Excursion from Almeria

Benefit from pickup at the cruise ship pier in Almeria, and then journey by modern bus to the historical city of Granada. Marvel at the lunar landscape of Tabernas and get stunning views of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada along the way. Take a guided walking tour of the city center on arrival, and if there's enough time get some free time to buy souvenirs or find a nice spot to eat. Then, skip the long lines to the Alhambra fortress complex and explore the former capital of the Nasrid Kingdom from the days of the Moors. Admire masterpieces of Islamic architecture and learn more about the sultans as you stroll around the palaces and courtyards. Enter the beautiful gardens of the Palacio de Generalife, built in the 14th century on the top of Monte Mauror. Then, drive back to Almeria and get dropped off at the cruise ship pier in time for your scheduled departure.

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Almería: Guided Tour to Four Museums

7. Almería: Guided Tour to Four Museums

The first museum visited on this tour is the Almería Heritage Interpretation Center. Learn about the most important phases of the city's history. Starting with Muslim Almería on the first floor, then Christian Almería on the second floor, and contemporary Almeria on the last floor. From the roof of the museum see a panoramic view of the city's fortress, the Alcazaba. Your next stop is the Museum of the Spanish guitar “Antonio Torres” to discover the history of the guitar and its influence on art. Admire a beautiful exhibition of guitars played by world-renowned artists like Andrés Segovia, Paco de Lucía, and Tomatito. Afterward head to the Doña Pakyta Museum of Art, the former residence of the Almeria businesswoman Doña Pakyta. Learn about Doña Pakyta's commitment to the city, see the building's 1920s Spanish regionalist architecture, and walk through the cultural space that hosts Almería art developed between 1880 and 1970. Your last stop is a visit to the Museum of Almeria. Peruse its collection of archaeological objects and discover the first agricultural and livestock societies of the region. See its exhibitions of mosaics, Roman remains and a room dedicated to Islamic Almeria. After the guided tour enjoy free time to browse the last exhibit.

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Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

8. Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With this customized tour, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through the eyes of a local. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as about the places you see. Your local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since your guides are not professional, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Almería: Alcazaba and Spanish Civil War Shelters Guided Tour

9. Almería: Alcazaba and Spanish Civil War Shelters Guided Tour

Explore the history behind the Alcazaba of Almería complex and the Refugios de la Guerra Civil Española de Almería (underground shelters from the Spanish Civil War in Almería) on a guided walking tour, entry tickets to both sites included.  Start your visit at Alcazaba, one of the largest fortified complexes in Spain with a surface area of 40,000 meters squared. Its construction has been carried out over almost 500 years from the Islamic conquest to the conquest of the Catholic Monarchs in 1489. Follow your guide through each of the three enclosures and get the rare chance to see scenes from films such as Wonder Woman 1986 and the series Game of Thrones up close and in person. The next part of the tour will be to the largest open and preserved shelters in Europe, the Almería air raid shelters. This place protected around 40,000 people from Almería during the Civil War.  Descend 9-meters underground, and, if you are brave, you can go down farther to 16-meters to discover an old larder, a cool area used for food storage. Keep both eyes open as noises are often heard down here.

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What people are saying about Almeria

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

To start everything very well organized and Belen the very professional and knowledgeable guide of the place. I was very excited to see the Geode because I did not calculate the distance and we traveled 120 kms from Almeria there and back, but it was very worth it !! Thanks

A highly recommended visit, to live the experience of entering the refuge. The guide, Conchi, very attentive and communicative, has explained different curiosities of the time and the refuge to us. Very happy with the experience !!

Brilliant. Great visit, great explanation, it has not disappointed our expectations. Special mention to our guide, not only did he have the knowledge but he knew how to convey enthusiasm. Thanks.

A wonderful experience, our guide Marisol charming and very professional. Absolutely recommended.

We had a great tour in Alcazaba of Almería. Our guide was very nice and informative!