Almeria / Spanje
In the east of the Costa del Sol is the province of Almería. The same-named capital with 165,000 residents is one of the typical Andalusian cities, which has kept its moorish heritage. It is a former arabic seaport with many moorish buildings, framed by two castles. As in ancient times, the harbour of Almería is still very important. Especially fruit and vegetables are shipped from here all over Europe. Already the romans called the harbour of the city "Portus Magnus". The city is located by a wide bay, the surroundings are hilly with subtropical vegetation. Special attractions are the wonderful, kilometer-long beaches and rocky headlands.