Almeria Council has already published the visiting schedule for the months of April, May and June. One of the routes planned by the City Promotion Area is entitled ‘Moslem Almeria: The Medina’. This is a pleasant walk through the maze of streets in the oldest part of the city, which will be on 17 June from 11 a.m.. The visit will go as far as San Juan Church, where the features of the old Main Mosque will be explained. Later there will be a visit to the Puerta de Almeria Information Centre, where the remains of the old city wall will be discovered.
Discovering what was a Moslem city in the 10th and 11th centuries is not limited to this route, as there will also be a ‘Visit to the Alcazaba’. This will be on 28 April, 12 and 26 May and 9 and 23 June, at 11 a.m., when the activity will cover all three areas of this monument complex. And on 6 May, also at 11 a.m., there will be a theatrical visit, guided by Abdurrahman III himself. This is a perfect activity to enjoy as a family!
As well as seeing the gardens, the pools and walled areas of the Alcazaba, you will be able to admire the Cerro de San Cristóbal hill, the location of the former Puerta de Pechina port, the 11th century Jayrán cisterns and the Plaza Vieja “old square”, which formerly acted as the Moslem souk. These incomparable parts of the city are also features of the visit planned for 30 June, at 11 a.m., entitled ‘Panoramic view of Almeria: San Cristóbal Hill’.
If you’re interested in going on any of these interesting guided visits, you can make your reservation at the Municipal Tourism Office, which is in Plaza de la Constitución, or on telephone numbers 950210538 and 950280748. There are limited numbers, so you’d be well advised to register as soon as possible.