TOURISM NEAR HOTEL COSTASOL
As good Almeriense and luxury ambassador, David Bisbal teaches you how our beloved land and lose a thousand ways in Almeria. His 3000 hours of light, its magnificent climate, rich cuisine, spectacular scenery, and the diversity you can find here.
Here are some of the monuments next to the hotel for sightseeing:
ALCAZABA DE ALMERÍA
It is one of the most important Arab monument and archaeology complexes on the Iberian Peninsula. Situated on an isolated hilltop, the Alcazaba is a solid and extensive fortress with walls more than 3 metres wide and 5 metres high enclosing it.
In fact, it is the largest structure of Arab origin in Spain. It features a Welcome Centre where you can get all the information you need on timetables, itineraries, etc.
CATEDRAL FORTALEZA (Siglo XVI)
Better known as the Cathedral of the Incarnation of Almería, it is the episcopal headquarters of the Diocese of Almería. With a fortress structure, the architecture is a transition between Late Gothic and Renaissance, with some later Baroque and Neoclassical characteristics. It is currently considered a "Site of Cultural Interest (BIC, as it is known in Spanish)" and has been declared a Spanish national historical-artistic monument under the status of National Artistic Treasure.
ALJIBES DE JAIRÁN
They are Andalusic hydraulic engineering structures commissioned for construction in the 11th century under the orders of Jairan, King of the Taifa of Almería.They are part of the water system created to supply the people and the troops.
It did not provide water for private homes so people would get water from the public fountains and pillars. The water volume stored was 630,000 litres which was enough to supply a city of 30,000 inhabitants, as was the population of Almería in the 11th century, over a long drought period.
The city of Almería suffered 52 air and sea bombings when a total of 754 bombs fell during the Spanish Civil War. This led to the construction of underground shelters more than 4 km long with 1 surgery ward and the capacity to hold the some 40,000 residents who lived there at the time.
These shelters lived through the largest attack on the city of all time: the Almería Bombing. They are now one of the Government of Andalusia's Historical Remembrance Sites and constitute one of the most important engineering and architecture structures built in the 20th century in Andalusia.