A visit to the city is definitely worthwhile; it has a good selection of galleries, museums and shops, as well as lots of pretty squares along the main central avenue Las Ramblas.
Natural coastline To the east of the city of Almeria we find the protected natural maritime park of Cabo de Gato – Nijar with its beautiful rugged and natural coastline.
The area incorporates over 200 kilometres of diverse and predominantly natural coastline; inland much of the landscape is arid and desert-like and is sparsely populated.
Spain's Golden Age soon commenced with Christopher Columbus's discovery of America.
The Spanish Civil War in the early 20th century brought dictator Francisco Franco to power for a couple of decades.
Spain became a democratic constitutional monarchy in 1978 and later joined the European Union in 1986.
"La Siesta" is one of Spain's best-known customs.