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Cathedral of Almeria

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Address: Almeria, Spain
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+34 669 91 36 28

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In defense against the Barbary Corsairs - Stern on the outside and more ornate inside

The Cathedral of Almeria primarily served as a fortress (after it was built in the 16th century) in defense of the many pirate (Corsair) raids from North Africa (the Barbary... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
Arne S
London, United Kingdom
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Granada, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is what it says on the tin.. a cathedral, but not a good one. the porticoed terrace inside is beautiful and worth the climb up the stairs, but the cathedral itself felt over restored and largely uninteresting. yes it has all the prerequisites, gold, wooden choir, high alter, big organ, but it felt dead, no spirit, no life.. not... More 

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York, England.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of season I had the luxury of wandering around this wonderful fortified cathedral unhurried and with no more than six other visitors to cross my path. There are handset guides in a selection of languages plus a series of history points. The building is stunning, its museum is beautiful too and the fountained courtyard is a gem. Ticket entry... More 

Thank Jervaulx
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Cathedral of Almeria primarily served as a fortress (after it was built in the 16th century) in defense of the many pirate (Corsair) raids from North Africa (the Barbary coast). The Cathedral square was a main center for various Inquisition processes. Contrasting this violent exterior history is a lovely most tranquil interior.

Thank Arne S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Well worth visiting when in Almeria. Minimal entrance fee with audio included which was most informative. Amazing architecture.

Thank andydee2011
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

When we toured they were painting inside so the fumes were though to tolerate so we hurried the tour. But it is beautiful inside and informational headphones are offered and helpful. Worth a visit.

Thank Maura S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

In pleasant palm tree square. Montenegro cafe to sit and listen to the deafening bells chiming. Payable entrance fee. Can't comment as I didn't venture in.

Thank Jilliana R
Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the major attractions 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... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It is one example of cathedral and fortress. Located in the center of the city, the main entrance in a small interesting square. The elaborately carved choir stalls are very nice and the cathedra is located in the choir as well. The cloister deserve also close attention. Everything is include in the entrance fee.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a very ornate cathedral in the grand style and there is quite a lot to see. The audioguide included in the entrance fee is informative. The cloisters are a peaceful place to sit and contemplate.

1 Thank Azalel
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is one of my favourite places. The Cathedral itself is built like a fortress with no windows ,solid ,imposing.Big wooden doors,. Enormous tall palm trees in the square, Excellent hotel aptly named Hotel Catedral -upmarket with a small rooftop pool. Slightly more expensive than other hotels but worth it. Excellent tapas and food. Staff excellent too. Its tables spill... More 

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