Andalucia

Almería

After the Alpujarra we headed down to Almería, on the coast. Founded in the 10th century to provide a defense system for the regional towns it still retains an Arab influence and although slightly seedy looking it’s tapa heaven – free tapas with every drink, and some good ones too. Naturally we had to tapear (tapas crawl).

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Almería's Alcazaba (Moorish Fortress-Palace) is the 2nd biggest after the Alhambra

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And there's a huge Cathedral too

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Detail on Cathedral wall

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Saint James the Moor slayer on the Church of Santiago

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We went to a great Moroccan restaurant for chicken tajine ...

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... and lamb with vegetables cuscus

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Choose any tapa with your drink

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How about minced eggplant?

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Or beans with ham?

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We left Almería by train for Granada