When you're planning a trip to Almeria make sure to consider employing our Almeria car
hire services as your main means of transportation through this wonderful Spanish
destination. You can employ our Almeria Airport car rental services so that you can have
a car ready for you at the airport at an hour that you specify so that you can start driving
toward your accommodation as soon as possible.
Almeria is an old Andalusian city dating back to about 955 AD and it features the second
largest Moorish castle – the Alcazaba - in the region.
The building of the fortress began in the 13 century but it was then destroyed during the
earthquake of 1522. After that date, it was rebuilt and the current-day version includes a
triple line of walls, a huge keep as well as wonderful gardens.
The Cathedral is another major attraction of the city, and as a reflexion of the place's
turbulent history even this place of worship looks something like a fortress – it features
towers, merlons and protected paths, all of which were meant to protect it from pirate
raids. It should be noted that the cathedral was initially designed as a mosque, which was
later converted to a Christian church, which later ended up being destroyed by the
aforementioned earthquake. The current-day building was built after that in the
Renaissance style but still maintaining some of the defensive features the old version had.
There are several more sights strewn around the city, like the Church of Santiago, the
ruined castle of San Cristobal or the Chanca – a group of dwelling that have been carved
into rocks - and this is a good reason for employing our Almeria car hire services so that
you can see all of them as well as other attractions in the area, like the beaches and
wonderfully rugged surroundings.
Some of the other must-see places are the Las Salinas and La Almadrava de Monteleva
beaches, and the Natural Park of Caob de Gata Nijar which is one of the most important
natural reserves in the region, being home to a volcano area with virgin beaches and