Almeria is one of the last stretches of unspoilt Mediterranean, one of the driest and sunniest place in Spain. It is home to the only European desert that was the stage of several western films.
It is located at the foot of a mountain range which is crowned by the magnificent Alcazaba, an Arab fortress built by the Caliph of Cordoba, with three huge walled enclosures (in the second of which are remains of a mosque, converted to a chapel by the Catholic kings). The Alcazaba is the second largest Muslim fortress in Andalucia behind the Alhambra in Granada.
In Almeria Province Cabo de Gata and Mojacar deserve to be mentioned as beautiful places to visit.