Climate of Almeria
Almeria is dominated by the local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. This location is classified as BSk by Köppen and Geiger. In Almeria, the average annual temperature is 17.9 ° C. The average rainfall is approximately 228 mm.
The driest month is July, with 1 mm. The highest amount of precipitation occurs in October, with an average of 31mm.
The hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 25.3 °C in August. The lowest average temperatures of the year occur in January, when it is around 11.8 ° C.
Gastronomy of Almeria
Almeria has been chosen for its “delicious and rich cousine offer” Spanish Capital of 2019, amazing products from the sea, and charcuterie, among others.
The Phoenician origin of the city and the passage of the different Mediterranean civilisations settled in it have influenced our gastronomy for centuries.
Since time immemorial, Almeria has generated an intimate communication between land and sea. It is, therefore, an agricultural and seafaring city.
The versatility of the ingredients of the sea or the fertile plain is manifested in the singularity of its dishes. Our recipes, tasty and healthy, are a living reflection of the different customs and popular traditions.
The richness and variety of fish and seafood provided by the Alboran Sea, which our fishermen so respectfully know how to catch, as well as the vegetables and fruit cultivated in the extensive Vega , are the protagonists of our cuisine.
Monuments of Adra
It is the most visited and famous monument of downtown Almeria. The Alcazaba began in 955 when Almeria used to be called Medina city by Caliph of Cordoba. It was supposed to be the local goverment so it was built within a system of defensive towers and walls.
(Moorish Water Cisterns)
In the Muslim period pillars and fountains were built in Almeria due to lack of a water supply network. A water pipe was created from Alhadra area to the highest part of the city.The volume of water was around 630,000 litres. It was enough amount to fill all the wells and to supply the population of Almeria.