Castle of Tabernas (Tabernas - Almeria)

What to see in Tabernas


Church of the Incarnation

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Church of the Incarnation (Tabernas - Almeria)
The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation was built in 1505, by instructions of the Bishop of Almeria.

It is a very popular place for locals, but also very visited by tourists, due to its impressive beauty, especially in the interior.

It consists of a rectangular plant separated into three naves, divided by beautiful arches. However, what has given it a unique beauty is the Mudejar armor that covers the entire central nave, whose beauty impresses those who come to visit the church.
There we find the main altar, which attracts the attention of those who arrive at the parish, as well as the altar to the Virgin of Carmel, built on Italian marble and the Chapel of Pray, where the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ is found.

It was rebuilt by Fray Juan de Portocarrero, after having suffered a fire that caused significant damage. However, at present it is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful churches in the province.

Castle of Tabernas

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The Castle of Tabernas is a Nasrid style construction, built in the 11th century, in the heart of one of the Tabernas hills.

It is said that it was so important it became the second Alcazaba of the whole province, and place of residence of Aba Abdalhaa El Zagal, until it was recovered by the crown, after the lodging of the Catholic kings in 1489 and the signing of the capitulations of Almeria.
In 1522 an earthquake severely damaged the structure, which then rebuilt by King Charles V. However, the structure was also abandoned. The castle has two enclosures and a tower with a circular structure.

According to some legends, the castle would have hidden underground passages that communicated with the ravines of the Los Molinos and Oscayar. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1949 and in 1970, during filming on location, an Arab cemetery was discovered at the foot of the castle. In 1993, it was granted the category of Monument and has been declared safe.

Saint Sebastian Hermitage

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Saint Sebastian Hermitage (Tabernas - Almeria)
It was built between the 12th and 14th centuries on a synagogue. Later, it was repaired in the time of the Catholic kings and transformed into a church.

The interior is formed by a rectangular room, with lateral walls articulated by four inner buttresses, joined forming arcs of half a point.

The image of Saint Sebastian is kept in an open niche in the wall.

Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Anguishes

Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Anguishes (Tabernas - Almeria)
The Virgin of the Anguishes is the patroness saint of the town.

This sanctuary, which is located in the foothills of the Castle and is historicist style, was founded between the 18th and 19th centuries.

Formerly it was a cemetery and could have been a Mosque Neighbourhood.

Municipal Theatre

Municipal Theatre (Tabernas - Almeria)
The Municipal Theatre is located in the centre of Tabernas, where there was originally a private cinema in the 50s and 60s. In 1993, the theatre passed into the hands of the City Council after spending a season abandoned between the 80s and 90s.

In 1995, a process of recovery began and it was inaugurated in 2003, with a new image and very impressive audio and video equipment. In the theatre, there are continuous programs of theatre, music, dance, and cultural and social activities that attract locals and visitors.
During the carnivals and other traditional festivals of the town, the theatre serves as a location for different activities.


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Bullring (Tabernas - Almeria)
It was built in 1986 with exposed stone and cement.

It has a capacity for 2,000 people and is used for “novilladas” in the patronal celebrations.

In the first years a heifer was released to be fought by the fans, but this tradition stopped years ago.

Western Decorations

Western Decorations (Tabernas - Almeria)
The Desert of Tabernas is one of the favourite locations for the visitors of the town, not only for the desert itself, but also for everything around it. A perfect example is the Western film sets. Because the desert has been the scene of nearly 300 Western and Spaghetti Western films, hundreds of repairs have been made to these spaces, to ensure the reliability of the scenery.

Thus, the well-known settlements or decorations of the west were raised, locations where the western world was recreated,many of which remain standing today.
In these sets, films like “A Fistful of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More” were recorded.

Terrera Ventura

At the Terrera Ventura Interpretation Center there is a tour of the way of life of this prehistoric culture, its tools, industry and tools. We can also see the creation of a home and its basic furniture.

The visit is completed with an area dedicated exclusively to the Tabernas Desert, unique in Europe, where you can learn about its geological formation, its uniqueness and its similarities with other deserts.

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