Alcazaba Fortress, Almeria

Alcazaba Fortress, Almeria

On Monday, November 5th, we made our first stop in Spain in a town called Almeria.  We had never heard of it, but read that many movies have been filmed around here, including Laurence of Arabia and Patton.  We walked from the ship right into town, and spent about four hours sightseeing and shopping.  It's small enough that we were able to find our way to a little restaurant called Casa Puga, recommended by a local.  We shared some tapas, and had fun trying to figure out what kind of meat was hanging from the ceiling (decided it was cured ham with the clove foot still attached).  We especially liked a dish called piemientos that was mild green peppers that were probably baked with some olive oil.  Our very limited Spanish is no problem--the shop keepers and cafe workers were very friendly.

© Jay Deitch 2015