Welcome to the Almeria cruise port guide. Almeria is a beautiful town in Spain’s famous Andalusia. Almeria has a population of 192.000. It is a modern and historical city that has lots of nice places to visit. It offers a great combination of museums, art galleries, shops and historical sights, which makes it a great city to explore. You also have the option to go a little further afield and visit the great Alhambra in Granada. See underneath what your options are in the cruise port guide for Almeria.
Inhabitants – 46 million
Official language – Spanish
Capital city – Madrid
Kingdom of Spain
Government – Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Good day – buen dia
How are you? – ¿como estas?
Thank you – gracias
Cruise ship – crucero
Port – puerto
Travel information Spain
Official currency – Euro
Accepts Us dollars – generally not
Creditcards – are often accepted
Drives on the – right
Timezone – UTC +1
Cruise Port Guide Almeria – Spain – port information: docked
Cruise ships dock at the Almeria cruise terminal. The cruise dock of Almeria is about 1 km (half a mile) or 15 minute walk from the city centre. On the dock you will find taxis and also a city sightseeing train. To walk to the city centre you simply follow the blue line on the ground. The blue line will lead you to the exit of the port and into the city centre. Before you reach the exit of the port you will find a ferry terminal with a small information point inside. Almeria is a nice city to explore by foot. Find another couple of transportation options underneath:
Taxis are available at the cruise port. Negotiate a price when you plan on taking a taxi tour. Expect to pay the following the prices: 1.5 hour panoramic city tour of Almeria: 40 euro Return trip to Cabo de Gata plus free time: 60 euro Return trip to Nijar plus free time: 55 euro Prices are per taxi (up to 4 persons) and not fixed. You will need to negotiate.
You will find a sightseeing trolley train at the cruise dock of Almeria. Pay a few euro to get a tour around the city of Almeria.
There is no wi-fi available in port, but you will find many coffee shops that offer free wi-fi when you buy of cup of coffee.
Almeria’s cathedral is in the heart of the old town. This Gothic / Renaissance church has replaced the other church that got wrecked by the earthquake of 1522. The church has a fortress-like appearance due to its towers. This is because it was build during pirate times. Visit the church and its beautiful artwork inside. Find its exact location in the map above. From the cruise dock it is about 20 minute walk.
Mercado Central is a MUST visit for any foodie. Walk into the hall to find all kind of vendors selling their local and national specialties. Indulge yourself with all the beautiful products and dishes that this market offers.
About 150 km / 90 miles from Almeria you will find the world famous Alhambra castle. This masterpiece of Moorish architecture is known as the best historical sight of southern Spain. The Alhambra was build by the Moorish during their occupation of the Iberian peninsula. It would have been their greatest piece of work yet. The castle is known for its beautiful artefacts, calligraphy and gardens. It is said that just the sentence “God is almighty” is displayed on the wall over 1000 times. It might take a little effort to be able to visit the Alhambra from Almeria, but it will be worth it. Prearrange this trip through an organised tour, because entrance tickets for the Alhambra often sell out weeks in advance.
Cruise ships can dock in the port of Almeria. There is a special berth assigned to cruise ships. From here you are able to walk to the city center by following the blue line on the ground. Read our Almeria cruise port guide for more information on distances and tranportation.
The Alcazaba Palace is the main sight to visit in the city of Almeria. It sits 90 meters above the city ground on a small hill. Southern Spain is famous for having the best castles of the country and the Alcazaba Palace is no exception. It is a wonderful and large premises to explore. Visit the gardens, the fort and enjoy beautiful views over Almeria.