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The Port of Almería

I frequently drive to Almería from my hometown of Roquetas de Mar. Approaching the city from the west, the first glimpse I get is a dramatic view of the town with the magnificent Alcazaba on the mountainside on the left and the port on the right.
Most days, in this part of Spain, the sun shines and so I can appreciate how the city of Almería got its name – it was the Arabs that called it al-Mariyah, meaning ‘Mirror of the Sea’.
It is a working port with both fishing vessels and pleasure boats large and small.Tourist cruises stop here and there are ferries to North Africa – to the Spanish enclave of Melilla and to Algeria and Morocco.

 

 

 
more blogs by Robert Bovington…
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”
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Almería Cathedral

The cathedral was built in the sixteenth century and was designed as a place of prayer and of refuge. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers.

Almería Cathedral main entrance - photo: Robert Bovington

Almería Cathedral main entrance – photo: Robert Bovington

This east facing façade of the ‘Cathedral’ has a relief of the Portocarro sun, the symbol of the city.

Sol de Portocarrero

Sol de Portocarrero

 

Almería Cathedral

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Photographs of Spain”

http://bovingtonphotosofspain.blogspot.com/

“postcards from Spain”

http://bovington-posts.blogspot.com/

“you couldn’t make it up!”

http://bovingtonycmitup.blogspot.com/

“a grumpy old man in Spain”

http://grumpybobbov.blogspot.com/

“bits and bobs”

http://bovingtonbitsandblogs.blogspot.com/

“Spanish Expressions”

http://spanishsayingsbovington.blogspot.com/

“Spanish Art”

http://bovingtonspanishart.blogspot.com/

“Books About Spain”

http://bovingtonbooks.blogspot.com/


Almería – a graphic account

some pictures of Almería are shown below

to see all the pictures on my Almería Pinterest pinboard click the following link:-

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/almeria/

Further photographs of Almería on Panoramio…

http://www.panoramio.com/user/2391258/tags/Almer%C3%ADa

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Part of my ‘Spanish Impressions’ pinboard on Pinterest…

Click on the following link to see more
Spanish Impressions  pics…

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/spanish-impressions/

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

More Spanish places

Part of my ‘More Spanish places’ pinboard on Pinterest…

Click on the following link to see more photos of Spanish places:

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/more-spanish-places/

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

 

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Diverse Almería

Part of my ‘Diverse Almería’ pinboard on Pinterest…


Click on the following link to see more photos of the diverse province of Almería


http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/diverse-almeria/


more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Almería Cathedral

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the principal monument in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers and so it was designed as a place of refuge as well as worship. It was built in a Gothic style with a Renaissance façade.
more photos of the Cathedral:
Robert Bovington
March 2012