By Cathy Elelman • 19 July 2020 • 14:59
PLEASED: The city’s Promotion councillor described the recognitions as an “honour” for Almeria
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Almeria Facebook @aytoalm
ALMERIA is the only destination in Spain to have gained the ICTE Spanish Institute for Tourism ‘Safe Tourism Certified’ recognition for all its tourist public spaces.
The city’s Doña Pakyta Art Museum, Espacio 2, the Guitar Museum, the Casa del Cine, the house of the poet Jose Angel Valente, the Arab baths, the heritage centre and the Civil War air raid shelters all have the certification. So too do the municipal Tourist Office and the municipal Alboran golf course in the El Toyo district.
City council Promotion councillor Carlos Sanchez described it as an “honour” for Almeria to be the first in the country to have the Safe Tourism distinctions for all public spaces.
“It means we are doing a good job in keeping our spaces as safe as possible for Almeria residents and for those who visit us”, the councillor remarked.
Four of the provincial capital’s beaches are also Safe Tourism Certified.
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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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