Historic ‘Alcazaba’ citadel in capital of Spain’s Costa Almeria reopens to public

NEW RULES: Enclosed spaces of the fortification are out of bounds CREDIT: Conjunto Monumental de la Alcazaba de Almería Facebook @Alcazabaalmeria

ALMERIA city’s historic ‘Alcazaba’ citadel has reopened to the public this week after a three-month closure due to the Covid-19 crisis State of Alarm.
“The rules have changed a bit, but if you follow the signs you’ll have a very comfortable visit,” reads a post on the monument Facebook page.
Visitor numbers are limited to 50 per cent of capacity and the public have to comply with hygiene and safety regulations, including respecting the circuit marked out for going round the monument.
Enclosed spaces of the fortification are completely out of bounds, among them the towers, the San Juan hermitage, and the Hispanic-Muslim houses.
There is however a programme of events for July and August, featuring theatre, cinema and night visits.
“We are prepared and we are a safe area,” Alcazaba director Arturo del Pino told press at the reopening presentation.
The monument, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm and from 7-10pm, and from 9am to 3pm on Sundays.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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