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Plaza de la Catedral, 8
04001  Almería  (Andalusia)
Tel.:+34 950234848
Tel.:+34 669913628
Fax.:+34 950234848




The fortress-temple of the south.

This is the first temple in Almeria designed for use as a fortress-temple. It is built in a predominantly Gothic style, and was originally intended to defend the town against attacks by pirates.

It has battlements and arrow loops for defence. The style is transitional Gothic, and its design is attributed to Diego de Siloé. It has a polygonal apse and a Baroque tower. The naves on the interior are in the Gothic style with side chapels which contain altarpieces of great beauty. The altarpiece at the high altar is Baroque and is decorated with paintings and sculptures of a very high quality. There is also a Renaissance cloister, which was previously the old parade ground of the fortress.

  • Construction: Cathedral
  • Artistic period: Renaissance
  • Historic period: 16th century
  • Setting: Church of San Juan, Church of San Pedro, Convent of Santa Clara, the Alcazaba castle, city walls, archaeological museum and the Alcazaba museum.

Practical information


  • From Monday to Friday

    From 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Saturday

    From 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM


  • General: €5
  • Groups: €3
  • Monday

  • Admission free


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