We visited Almeria City today and, under a cloudless sky, explored the city centre and Casco Historico.Our walk started at the Rambla de Belén.
This palm-lined, wide avenue starts at the port and cuts a sunny swathe up through the city centre.
Old men snooze in the sun on benches ….
…. or feed the pigeons while the world around them goes about its business.
We turned off down the Rambla de Obispo. In a little square off this street we spotted this unusual tree with exotic pink flowers and a spiky trunk.
Here, we also came upon the Mercado. The ground floor was given over to fresh fish stalls and on the first floor were butchers and greengrocers. The amount and variety of fresh produce on sale was positively bewildering.
We then walked down the bustling Paseo de Almeria, the main business street in the city.
Off here, we turned down side streets to explore the Casco Historico, where narrow streets open out into sunlit squares.
Here we came across the imposing Cathedral. Tall palms reach for the sky in the square in front of the Cathedral, almost dominating the bell tower.
One of the finest buildings in the Casco Historico is the Escuela de Artes. We went inside to discover a beautiful inner courtyard shaded by palms and leafy plants.