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There are few cultures that have inhabited in Spain and have not left their mark in Almeria, therefore we find the Argáricos, the Phoenicians, the Iberians, the Carthaginians ….. so that there are many things to see in Almeria. The city of Almeria is open to the Mediterranean Sea, it has always been a treasure for all civilizations, leaving numerous archaeological remains scattered throughout the province.
The archaeological remains found dating from prehistoric. Almería was the birthplace of two of the most important cultures of the Metal Age in the Peninsula Ibérica like the Millares and the Argáricos.
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The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks exploited its mines and used their coasts for trade. The Romans settled from the third century BC and became “Portus Magnus” becoming one of the most important ports of southern Spain until the arrival of the Visigoths in the seventh century. There are also Roman remains to see in Almeria.
But the heyday of Almería comes with the Arab invasion, receiving the title of City in 955 under the leadership of Abdurrahman III, also he built the wall and the Alcazaba (second largest Muslim stronghold of al-Andalus).
Almeria came to be the most important port of al-Andalus during the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba and became a commercial and cultural center during the reign of Almotacín. Fortunately, they have been preserved many Arabs footprints to see in Almería.
Things to see in Almeria
Almeria has a pleasant climate with mild winters and warm summers, which is why you can visit all year round. There are countless cultural places to see in Almeria from prehistoric remains, Roman remains, to the Citadel to a lot of historic buildings and fascinating museums.
|Starters||“Sopa moruna” (soup of vegetables, minced meat, lentil and safron), Green Bean Casserole, “caldo colorao”(broth of cod), “tabirnas colorás”(stew of potatoes and peppers),“tabernero”(sort of Rottatuie), “ajoblanco”(cold soup of bread and almonds), “gachas tortas”(stew of porkribs), “migas de sémola”(fried grits), arroz a banda(sort of paella).|
|Meats||Perdices con Gurullos(partridges), choto al ajillo (beef in garlic), porklegs, porkribs ovened, chicken, grilled lamb, beff or pork cheeks and fried rabbit.|
|Fish||Mackerel with roasted peppers, marinated dogfish, squids in sauce, sardines in vinegar, cod omelette, cod in onion or in tomato, octopus in sauce.|
|Desserts||Fried milk, “borrachillos de semana santa”, rice pudding, custerd with cookies of chocolate, sweetbread of figs, and “torrijas”.|
|Wines||Wines from Láujar Alpujarra, Ribera del Andarax and Desierto Almería.|
|Other products||Traditional crafts. Olive oil.|
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History of Almería
|1900 B.C.C.||Argar settlement of civilization. Mainly devoted to metallurgy, while not neglecting livestock farming and hunting, along with a diversified agricultural production.|
|1000 B.C.C.||Phoenician settlement that will come with new trade routes and new farming techniques.|
|600 B.C.C.||The Iberians are settle in Almería forming stable villages.|
|238 B.C.C.||The Carthaginians arrive at Almeria settling on an old Iberian village.|
|209 B.C.C.||Publio Cornelio Scipio the Africanus defeat the Carthaginians taking the city of Almeria for the Roman Empire. It is nestled in Hispania Ulterior.|
|520 A.C.C.||The Byzantines arrived to Almeria in support hispanorromana population.|
|621||The Visigoth king Suintila definitely integrates Almería in the Visigoths kingdom expelled the forces of Byzantium.|
|713||The troops of the Islam arrive in Almería, with the earliest contribution that was the substantial remodeling of the landscape and the agricultural method.|
|955||Almeria receives the title of city in 955 under the leadership of Abdurrahman III, that in addition built the wall and the Alcazaba (the second largest Muslim fortress of al-Andalus).|
|1147||Alfonso VII, the Battler takes the city with the help of Catalans, Franks, Pisans and Genoese|
|1157||The Almohades take the city became part of the kingdom of Granada.|
|1489||The Catholic Monarchs conquered Almería.|
|1522||An earthquake destroyed the city almost completely and reduced the population to only 700 inhabitants.|
|1810||The French troops enter the province commanding Goudinot during the war of independence.|
|1834||Almeria province is born as we know it, and its capital city of Almeria.|
|1939||Almería falls before the rebel army, being the the last Andalusian capital to be occupied by Franco’s army.|
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