Are you planning a trip to Almería or are you already here? The purpose of this post is to give you the essential information that you need when doing tourism in Almería.
We hope that you’ll love the city and the entire province!
We would also like to recommend you another post, where you can find in which places of the city of Almería there is a free Wi-Fi connection for you to use during your visit.
Useful phone numbers for tourists in Almería
First of all, these are some phone numbers that may be of your interest during your stay in Almería. We remind you that the international phone prefix for Spain is +34.
Emergency phone numbers:
- 112: this is the emergency phone number, use it in case you need to call the police, the firemen or an ambulance. However, you can also call directly to a specific emergency service dialing:
- 091: police.
- 080: firemen.
- 061: ambulance.
- Also, if you want to report a crime to the Spanish police in English, dial +34 902 102 112 (from 9:00 to 21:00).
Embassy and consulates for British tourists in Spain 🇬🇧
The United Kingdom’s embassy in Spain is located in Madrid. However, there are also many other consulates all over Spain. The closest consulate to Almería is the British Consulate in Málaga, you can find more information about it in the official site. If you want to call this consulate, please, use the phone number: +34 952 35 23 00.
The rest of the consulates are located in the cities of: Alicante, Barcelona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza. You can find more information about the consulates and the embassy in: https://www.gov.uk/world/spain#/world/british-embassy-or-high-commission-spain.
Tourism in Almería is really important, that’s why you can get to Almería using many different means of transport: airplanes, ferries, cruises, trains and, of course, cars and motorbikes.
The airport of Almería is located in a village next to the city (around 18 minutes away by car) called La Cañada. The map below shows how to get to the airport from the city center using the car:
It operates a great variety of flights during the peak season including national and international destinations such as: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Manchester, London, Dublin, Brussels, Munich… You can find your flight on the website of the national airport company (AENA).
It is located at the entrance of the city of Almería. During summer it receives many cruises full of tourists from different parts of Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France…).
It also has ferries all the year round that connect Almería to the main ports in North África (Nador, Ghazaouet, Oran) and to the Spanish exclave of Melilla. You can find more information on the official website of the Port of Almería. This map shows the exact location of the port in the city of Almería:
Train and bus station
Another way of traveling to the city of Amería is the Intermodal station (it has train but also bus service). And this is its official webpage.
However, there aren’t any connections beyond the Spanish borders and there aren’t many other national destinations, but some of them are: Madrid, Seville or Granada.
Nevertheless, we invite you to visit the old station (see image below), which is just next to the current one. Its unique facade makes it a must-visit when coming to Almería. In this map you can find both of Almería’s train stations:
Additionally, you can also take a bus on the Intermodal station. There are bus lines that connect the city with the airport, with the surrounding towns and those along the coast of Almería; and there are other national and international bus routes (Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Paris, Bucarest…). This is ALSA’s webpage (a national bus operator).
Traffic and highways
Traffic jams are not a big problem in the city of Almería. However, traffic can get slower in peak times such as 7:00 to 8:00 in the morning during working days.
One of the most important highways (autovía in Spanish) in Spain, officially called A-7 and/or Mediterranean Highway, circumvents the city of Almería and offers several entrances and exits to the city. This highway allows to go from Almería to other towns in the province and to almost every city in the eastern coast of Spain (for instance: Málaga, Murcia, Valencia, Alicante, Tarragona, Barcelona and the Spanish-French border). In some nothern sections it changes its name to AP-7 as it is a non-free highway (autopista in Spanish).
We’ve gathered some of the most useful webs for tourists visiting us and those which provide with the best quality content about our homeland, Almería (this same information is also available in another one of our posts, about free Wi-Fi in Almería):
- turismodealmeria.org and turismoalmeria.com: Looking for a place to stay and take a rest while you discover Almería? These are the perfect sites for you: book your hotels and find thrilling activities and experiences you’ll never forget.
- cabogataalmeria.com. In this web you’ll discover the Cabo de Gata Nature Park, an idyllic environment in the southwest of Spain.
- spain.info: This is the national Spanish webpage dedicated to tourism. You’ll also find useful information about Almería in http://www.spain.info/es/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/provincias/almeria.html.
- aytoalmeria.es. Find out every piece of news about Almería city in the website of the City Hall.
- In addition, you can keep up to date about what happens near to you thanks to Almería’s online press: elalmeria.es, lavozdealmeria.es, almeria24h.com, periodicoalmeria.com…