On your next trip to the Andalusian city of Almeria make sure to consider employing our Almeria car hire services as your main means of personal transportation. The city’s name comes from Arabic and it means “mirror of the sea” and like many cities in the Andalusia region it has maintained its Arabic name even after being recaptured by the Spanish.
The city is served by the Almeria Airport and you can employ our Almeria car rental services and have a car ready for you at the airport at an hour you request so you could be driving towards your destination almost as soon as you land.
Almeria is different from other tourist overrun cities in Andalusia due mainly to its more rugged and somewhat desolate landscape. Despite it not being a tourist hot-spot per se, the city does have a particular type of charm thanks to its cave dwellers’ villages and the continent’s only true desert where you can still see studio sets left behind from the spaghetti western era.
When saying that the city is not overrun one shouldn’t understand that it’s a ghost town, far from it just that it will not be as crowded as other cities in Andalusia will be; in fact the beaches and the accommodations in Almeria will more than fulfill all the demands of any international traveler and the city itself offers quite a few historic sites, museums and art galleries to keep any visitor interested and occupied during their stay.
While visiting the city you will definitely have to visit the Alzacaba which is a Moorish palace fortress built on a hilltop. Though it was initially built as a military fortress it was used as a headquarters of Moorish sultans as well as Christian governors. The northern edge of the Alzacaba is where you will find the Wall of Jairan, an 11th century fortification which drops down into the valley only to climb up the San Cristobel hillside on the other side, definitely a sight to see.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Almeria so make sure to consider our Almeria car hire services in order to enjoy as much of the city and the region as possible.