Almeria Photo Gallery

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The key Mediterranean port of Almeria with its castle and protective city walls was one of the most important towns of Islamic Spain. Its strategic position gave control of the coastal areas of the south and east of Al-Andalus and was a port of entry and exit for traffic crossing the sea to north Africa.


Almeria castle (or Alcazaba) remained in Muslim hands almost until the end of the reconquest of Spain and as a result much of the remaining structure is of Islamic construction. The almost complete circuit of walls of the medieval city are still intact and offer a glimpse into the scale of this city in the medieval period. There are architectural remains from all periods to be seen ranging from very early (11th C) Islamic houses to 16th century Christian artillery installations.

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Photos on this page: Almeria Castle - interior view.