Today we went to Almeria City specifically to have a look at the old town and explore the magnificent Moorish castle, the Alcazaba. We reached the old city walls via a very scruffy and unattractive area of the city but at least there were good views of the castle from there.
We made our way to the castle entrance below which were streets with Arab shops and tearooms.
Inside the walls we discovered beautifully laid-out Moorish gardens and ….
…. from the ramparts there were wonderful views of the city and sea.
The tinkling sound of running water followed us around the gardens as it trickled into little ponds with carp and lilies.
At the top of the castle there are yet more gardens and ponds and here a small colony of well-fed cats appreciated the attention of visitors.
There is no charge to visit the castle and gardens and they are open all day. We enjoyed our day out and the gardens are just as inspiring as those of the Alhambra in Granada.