The pleasant and mainly modern port-city of Almería faces the sea, spreading out beneath the steep grey hill, dominated by a magnificent Moorish fort, the Alcazaba.
The city of Almeria is Andalucia's most eastern capital. Years ago, it was not as well known by tourists as other capitals like Malaga, Sevillle, or Granada. However, that has changed drastically with its growth as a major holiday area.
The name "Almería" stems from Al-Mariyat: "The Mirror of the Sea", in Arabic.