Almería is a provincial capital of 189,798 people as of 2007. It is located in the province of Almería, in the south of Spain. The was established by the Moors in the 10th century AD. Its full Arabic name is “Al-Mariyat,” which translates to “The Mirror of the Sea.” As this translation implies, Almería is a big resort town. Its year-round dry and warm weather makes it attractive to sunbathers—as well as to European filmmakers wishing to shoots scenes in the dry “Wild West” without going to the United States. Many spaghetti westerns were brought to life here, as well as the movie Lawrence of Arabia.
Important Almería attractions include the castle of Alcazaba, an immense and ornate palace and fortress built by the Moors. An additional Almería attraction, for those comfortable with nudism, is the biggest nude beach in Europe. Almería is also close to the Almería International Airport, which means that there are many hotels in Almería. The best way to book Almería hotels is through a website such as EasyToBook.com, which lets users find deals on Almería cheap hotels and discount hotels in Almería.