Costa de Almeria Sights
Once an ancient Andalucian city, Almeria City is over shadowed by the amazing sight of the Alcazaba - a massive Moorish citadel that dates back to 995. Situated at the base of a bay in a sheltered position, The city is home to a spectacular Cathedral, which was built in 1524, although the Christian monument holds a greater resemblance to a fortress than a church, as the constant threat of pirate attacks meant it had to be fortified. Take a peak inside to discover ancient treasures including an eighteenth century tabernacle designed by Ventura Rodriguez. A wander around the Old Town of Almeria is rich with medieval architecture, picturesque squares and museums. In addition a range of atmospheric cave dwellings reside in the old gypsy quarter, for those wishing to explore a part of ancient Spain.
This gem of a small village is great for visitors interested in movies or the Wild West. Situated just sixteen miles from Almeria city and nestled between the Sierra de Filabres and Sierra de Alhamilla, the small village is surrounded by a desert landscape of canyons and rocky wastelands. The tiny village has also housed American film stars like Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale and Lee van Cleef, and has played the role of the 'set' in films such as The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars. The original movie lots have now turned into theme parks offering stagecoach rides, a visit to the saloon and a chance to visit Mini Hollywood, Texas Hollywood or Western Leone in the European desert, with a range of shows and a zoo. It's a great day out and offers a full entertainment spectacle to all ages of visitors.
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