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Almería: Cathedral and Monastery of Las Puras Guided Tour

1. Almería: Cathedral and Monastery of Las Puras Guided Tour

Get to know the incredible history of Almeria's religious landmarks on this guided visit. Learn about hundreds of years of history as you tour the imposing Cathedral-Fortress, then walk among the cloisters of the Monastery of Las Puras. Meet your guide and get ready to discover medieval Almeria through a tour of 2 of its most famous buildings. Begin at the cathedral with a tour of the building. Hear all about its history, how it was built, and listen to mysterious stories about it from across time. Marvel at its mix of architectural styles with elements from late Gothic to Neoclassical. Appreceiate the unique combination of a cathedral and fortress as you tour the interiror parade ground. Discover small chapels inside the Girola and pause to admire the magnificent choir. Next, head for the 16th-century cloistered Monastery of Convento de las Puras. Feel the weight of over 500 years of history as you tour its rooms and appreciate its unique atmosphere of tranquility.

Almería: Small-Group Alcazaba Tour

2. Almería: Small-Group Alcazaba Tour

After gathering with your guide at the meeting point, your guide will delve straight into telling you many things about this great monument. From your meeting point you will walk to the entrance of the Alcazaba where you can enjoy its 3 enclosures. The first thing you will go through will be the Justice Gate, since it was the gateway to the fortress and is a replica of the Justice Gate of the Alhambra in Granada. You will cross the large gardens of the first enclosure, which is the largest of the three and has also followed the design of the Generalife de la Alhambra Gardens. From there you will observe the Cerro de San Cristóbal, as well as the remains of the Jayrán Wall, which is the wall that surrounded the city of Al-Mariyat. You will then access the second enclosure through the Wall of the Candle to see the Quibla Wall, until you reach the area of the residence of the kings. You will then see the Aljibe and San Juan church, a church rebuilt by the Catholic Monarchs during the reconquest, as well as the pool and gardens that decorate this large enclosure. Finally you will visit the third enclosure, the highest part of the monumental complex, which is the most recent of them all. In addition, you will visit the areas where the famous Game of Thrones series has been recorded. Towards the end of your tour, your guide will show you to the area where you can observe the sea port of the city and will take photos, and following your experience you will have free time to enjoy the monument.

Almería: Cathedral and Convent of the Pure Entry Ticket

3. Almería: Cathedral and Convent of the Pure Entry Ticket

The first thing you will visit will be the Monasterio de las Puras, an architectural jewel hidden among the alleys of the city of Almería from the 17th century, a convent with more than 500 years. You will visit its Mudejar-style cloister, a small chapel, as well as its old dining room, a cell and more rooms. The next thing you will visit will be the Cathedral of Almería, a fortified construction also from the 16th century where you will be able to see the sacristy, its chapels and the museums. The audio guides are free with the entrance (subject to availability)

Almería: Cathedral Entry Ticket

4. Almería: Cathedral Entry Ticket

Explore Almería's Cathedral of the Incarnation with this entry ticket. Travel back through time to the 16th century, when the cathedral was first built. In the cathedral's museum, discover the purpose of the building's unique architecture and view historical artifacts. Begin your tour at the entrance to the cathedral, past the towering columns of the main facade and the door of Los Perdones. If available, pick up an audio guide and proceed to wander through the main chapel. Admire the vivid colors, the cathedral choir, and intricate, domed ceilings. Continue your tour through the side chapels and take a turn through the cloister as you learn about the fortifications of this place of worship. Built in coastal Almería, the cathedral was conceived as a refuge and as a military defense against attacks. Finally, visit the cathedral's museum to view ancient artifacts and learn more about the important role of the cathedral in Almería from the 16th century onwards.

Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour

5. Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour

Visit the historic center of the city of Almeria beginning with the Purchena Gate, one of the oldest entrances to the city. From there, walk the old streets whilst discovering the history of the Civil War shelters, the Arabic Cisterns, the Old Square, and the old Muslim Medina, where you will learn about its founder; Jairán. Moving on, stroll through the cathedral-fortress neighborhood, Plaza Bendicho, and Celia Viñas, not forgetting the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Mar, the School of Arts and Crafts, and the Cervantes Theater. The Doña Pakyta House-Museum and the Nicolás Salmerón Park will then be the prelude to the emblematic English Cable, where your tour ends with your guide explaining one of the best iron engineering works in the city.

Andalusia: Almeria Cathedral Entry with Guided Tour

6. Andalusia: Almeria Cathedral Entry with Guided Tour

Discover the beautiful jewel of Almería: the Cathedral of Almería, the only Cathedral in Andalusia with a cloister that is characterized by its marked military fortress architecture. A very unique building where you can discover the history of San Indalecio, Villalán and Portocarrero. A Renaissance building made by Juan de Orea where the famous Cristo de la Escucha and the Gitanilla Emilia stand out. We will start in the Plaza de la Catedral to later enter the cloister, being the only cathedral that has it in Andalusia. Then we will visit the interior of the temple, highlighting the Villalán and San Indalecio chapels, without forgetting the spectacular choir; Later we will visit the Sacristy and Chapter House to finish in the cathedral museums of Poniente and Levante.

Almeria: Convent of the Pure Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

7. Almeria: Convent of the Pure Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

A time capsule unfolds before the visitor's gaze at the beginning of the tour in this central courtyard. The monastery was founded in the sixteenth century, being the only female monastery of the diocese of Almeria until the mid-eighteenth century. Beatriz de Silva, Teresa Enríquez, and Queen Isabella the Catholic were the three women who managed thanks to their enormous effort to make this place a reality.

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What people are saying about Almeria

We was very happy the Travel guid vas helpfull and Experte of Alméria Historie . I travel Witz m’y famelie and we enjoy. After hé give us a Idee for lunch Time ... thank you very much Joama .

Both the visit to the convent and the cathedral are done with an audio guide, the staff is very attentive. They are two monuments that are worth visiting.

The guide, Marcos, who is passionate about his city, made the route great with a description of the Alcazaba, entertaining, easy to follow and complete.

Advisable to get to know a historical building as well preserved as the Alcazaba of Almería. The Guide, knowledgeable and entertaining. recommendable

The guide took the time to tell the history of the Alcazaba, which is very interesting. With her we went all over the place.