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Ringed by mountains and crowned by a spectacular fortress, Spain’s sunniest city mixes shopping centres and tapas bars with a medieval old town of narrow streets and tranquil squares. Along the coast you can find fishing villages, popular resorts and the secluded beaches and wild landscape of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park. A sea of plastic greenhouses stretches to the west, while the desert locations of countless ‘spaghetti westerns' lies inland.


Population 200,000
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Mon-Sat 9/10am-1.30/2pm and 5pm-8pm. Supermarkets and shopping centres stay open all day from 9am-9pm or later.

Banking hours are usually Mon-Fri 9am-2pm and Sat 9am-1pm.
Newspapers La Voz de Almería
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Main national dailies in Spain:
El País
El Mundo
Emergency numbers Emergency: 112
Police: 091
Fire Brigade: 080
Tourist information Almeria Municipal Tourist Office
Parque Nicolás Salmarón, corner Calle Martinez Campos
Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm and Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
+34 950 274 355