Excursion

Almeria City Walk & Tapas

Experience Almeria like a true local as you walk along the old city streets and taste wine and tapas at a local tavern. Visits to the immense Alcazaba fortress and the fortified cathedral are additional treats.

Complimentary
  • Code
    ALM-BY
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    3 & above
  • Duration
    Approximately 4 hours

From the pier, proceed by foot through the old town quarter, enjoying the tree-lined boulevards, flower-bedecked squares and dazzling white buildings that give Almeria its distinct Moroccan flavor. The city center still hosts the characteristic Mudejar flat-roofed houses, set in a maze of narrow, winding alleys, now framed by modern apartment blocks.

Arriving at the Arab fortress called Alcazaba, discover its architecture and history. The structure dates from the early 10th century and still dominates the town, covering the entirety of the city’s hillside. Attractive gardens inside the fortress and sweeping views from the top make it a must-see.

You will also visit the fortified cathedral. Unique in its castle-like design, the church was built in the 16th and 17th centuries using imposing exterior walls to defend against pirate attacks. Inside, the cathedral is a wonder of Gothic and Renaissance style, with high, groin-vaulted ceilings and exquisite ornamentation.

Hungry for a taste of local culture, stop at a typical tapas bar, where you will sample tapas with a glass of wine.

Raise a glass to historic Almeria before making the return walk to the pier.

Important Notes: Guests must be a minimum of 18 years of age in order to participate. As this excursion is conducted entirely by foot and involves approximately three in a half hours of walking over sometimes steep and uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. The visit to the Alcazaba fortress involves negotiating approximately 200 steps. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, comfortable shoes. Knees must be covered for the visit to the cathedral. Guests should bring along raingear in case of inclement weather. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.