The Civil War refuges built for the people of Almeria, as Franco's forces attacked a defenceless civil population with the help of the Hitler's German forces, was little known to us and other visitors until today. Join us to discover the truth of Spain's forgotten city in Franco's times and beyond.
A specialist mining architect gave his time (as did every individual in the city who could help to build the shelter in any spare moment), to hide away the terrified Almerian's who had no defences against the bombing from both land and sea - this was a race against time.
Keith and Artemis imagined how it must have felt to have no lighting at all - pitch black as the bombs were dropped and everyone sat on stone benches at each side of the shelter. "I would have felt afraid just because of the dark", admitted Artemis as the stories unfolded of the times in the shelter. It was forbidden to talk of religion or politics in case a fight broke out, which could have resulted in unbridled chaos within the tension of the tunnels.
Out day trip to Almeria City reveals those secrets, including a visit to the war refuges, with a hope that the atrocities will never repeated again along these shores. Then we can celebrate the freedom we can now experience.
A 70th year birthday party for Fergus, who loves the history of the area and following the refuges experience with the Almeria City tour yesterday. He now celebrates his landmark birthday in the unparalleled Casa Puga, with tapas galore (more than 150 years old - not the tapas, Casa Puga!).
Not to be missed!
A gentle slope upwards over a little time offers 360 views of the city when you reach the top. We at Costa Almeria Tours will take you there. Worth the effort and second only to the Alhambra in Granada and designed by the same architect in its recent history.
Booking now for a date of your choice, on request. Go where you want to go...just click on the link to find out more...
Also booking now with Costa Almeria Tours - Aguilas Carnival, Saturday, February 13th
Wild Dolphin watching - 19th February
Night Star constellations, the night sky in Almeria revealed with hug telescopes to open up the universe, Sunday, March 6th, plus dinner in a mountain top cortijo, special treat for Mother's Day or just because you fancy it!
The most spectacular Semana Santa Easter Processions in Lorca, booking for 2016 and 2017, front seats only with full dinner and transport
And so much more - do not forget to check our website for all tours booking now: