Almería, Gastronomic Capital of Spain in 2019

Almería has been awarded the Gastronomic Capital of Spain 2019. Almerian cuisine receives inspiration from the east and south of Spain.In addition to its cuisine, the province highlights its variety of landscapes: mountains, desert, beaches, etc. that you can enjoy easily flying to the airport of Almeria.

Capital of the Gastronomy of Spain 2019

Almería has been cataloged as a Gastronomic Capitalfor the exquisite variety and quality of its food. Fish, vegetables and almonds make this Andalusian province famous. Almerian fishermen go out to fish in the waters of the Alboran Sea, between Almería and Melilla. The most characteristic fish are: the rooster, the gallons and the red shrimp, considered one of the richest seafood in the Mediterranean and which accounts for almost 25% of the sale in the markets of Almeria.

Along with Murcia, the province of Almeria has become ‘the garden of Europe‘, characteristic for its greenhouses, the so-called‘sea of ​​plastic’. Thanks to more than 3,000 hours of light per year, more than three million tons of fruits and vegetables are produced, the most outstanding being the raf tomato, this type of tomato is characteristic for its green color and its different irregular shapes with grooves. This tomato has a sweet flavor with an acid touch and produces more than 800,000 tons a year, taking into account that it is grown between January and mThis tomato has a sweet touch and produces more than 800,000 tons a year, taking into account that it is grown between January and May.

It is also noteworthy that Almería was the first province producing almonds in Andalusia. It is grown in the Sierra de Los Filabres and Los Vélez, giving the so-called ‘Marcona almond‘, the richest of all almond varieties according to culinary experts and beneficial for controlling cholesterol.

As for the stoves, the typical dishes of Almería are: the pot of wheat, the crumbs and the cream of white garlic. The wheat pot is made with wheat grain, chickpeas, bacon, backbone and blood sausage. As for the stoves, the typical dishes of Almería are: the pot of wheat, the crumbs and the cream of white garlic. The wheat pot is made with wheat grain, chickpeas, bacon, backbone and blood sausage. As for the stoves, the typical dishes of Almería are: the pot of wheat, the crumbs and the cream of white garlic. The wheat pot is made with wheat grain, chickpeas, bacon, backbone and blood sausage. As for the stoves, the typical dishes of Almería are: the pot of wheat, the crumbs and the cream of white garlic. The wheat pot is made with wheat grain, chickpeas, bacon, backbone and blood sausage. As for the stoves, the typical dishes of Almería are: the pot of wheat, the crumbs and the cream of white garlic. The wheat pot is made with wheat grain, chickpeas, bacon, backbone and blood sausage.

Beyond gastronomy

In Almería you can see all kinds of landscape. To the north, the Sierra de las Alpujarras, neighboring Sierra Nevada. This mountain range is made up of a mountainous landscape, green valleys and white house villages. In the center, the Tabernas Desert, the only desert in Europe considered as such, because like other great deserts such as the Sahara, it was a seabed that was exposed with the descent of the sea level. The Tabernas Desert is famous for its westernlandscape, where many films have been recorded, some of them from Hollywood itself. To the south, on the Almeria coast, there is the Cabo de Gata, a Natural Park that covers some 38,000 hectares, and the Alboran Sea, which bathes 63 kilometers of coastline. Among the most famous beaches are: Las Negras, Los Muertos, Carboneras and Mojácar.

Almeria capital is land between cultures. Of Arab origin stands out theAlcazaba, the largest fortress in Europe. It was built in the 10th century by Abderramán III. Today it is still in perfect condition despite the weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes. The Cathedral, of Christian origin was built in the 16th century as a cathedral-fortress, one of the few in Europe. At the time of the Spanish Civil War an ‘underground city’ was built in which the population took refuge. This ‘city’ was nine meters underground. Today it has become a tourist place for a visit of contrasts, and is that above this shelter is one of the most famous and beautiful walks of Almeria.

If Almeria is one of your next destinations, book yourtransfer from the airport to the city from 3.59 euros. The airport is 40 kilometers from the city. Remember that from our website you can also book private transfer to other destinations in the province of Almeria. ?

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