Almería, Congress City

SECyTA2022 will be held at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Cabo de Gata – Ciudad de Almería. Calle de los Juegos de Casablanca, 1 - 04131 Retamar (Almería).

Infrastructure especially adapted to organizing events and conferences and hotel chains up to four stars, both in the city and El Toyo, with large conference rooms, Spa and many services by the sea.


  • SECyTA2022 will be held at the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Cabo de Gata – Ciudad de Almería. Calle de los Juegos de Casablanca, 1 - 04131 Retamar (Almería).

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Climate

Almería has hot summers and warm winters. It has one of the sunniest, warmest and driest climates in Europe.

Almería has a subtropical semi-arid climate. During the month of May and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 °C (68°F) and 25 °C (77°F). The hottest season / summer is in June, July, August and September. During this time, the sky is always clear and sunny and no rainfall occurs. Typical daily temperatures are around 33 °C (91 °F) during the heat of the day. During the winter, maximum daily temperatures tend to remain around 18 °C (64 °F). At night, the temperature rarely drops below 8 °C (46 °F). Precipitation during the wettest months is rare. Almería enjoys about 3000 hours of sunshine per year, with more than 320 days of sunshine on average (6 hours of sunshine in January and 12 in July). The city has an average of only 26 days per year with rainfall.

Geography

One of the most famous natural sites in Almería is the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park. This park is of volcanic origin, and is the largest and most ecologically significant marine-terrestrial space in the Western European Mediterranean Sea. With one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich coasts of the western Mediterranean and an area of 380 square kilometres, it is one of the natural jewels in Spain. The Cabo de Gata Natural Park crosses the municipalities of Níjar, Almería and Carboneras. Its villages, formerly dedicated to fishing, have become tourist places for those interested in nature. One of the biggest attractions of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park is its beaches.



Tourist sites

Almeria has been a source of inspiration for some of the most famous film directors in the world. They have been motivated by the unique landscapes, the large number of hours of sun, and their great contrasts, which allow them to film in different natural settings a few kilometres away. Therefore, many places in the province have served as a natural set for films such as "Simbad and the Eye of the Tiger" by Sam Wanamaker, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" by Steven Spielberg, "Exodus" by Ridley Scott or the award-winning " Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados" by David Trueba and the hit series "Game of Thrones." The Cabo de Gata and more specifically the Tabernas Desert, have been the scene of several mythical films, the so-called “Spaguetti western”, by Sergio Leone.

Other sites of interest, example of our historical past, are The Alcazaba, a medieval fortress that was begun in the 10th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. It includes a triple line of walls, a majestic keep and large gardens. It commands a city quarter with buildings dressed in white colours, of Muslim-age aspect.

Almería air raid shelters, underground galleries for civil protection during the Spanish Civil War, nowadays, the longest in Europe open for tourists.

The Cathedral, with its fortress-like appearance due to its towers, merlons and protected paths, created to defend it from Mediterranean pirates. Originally designated as a mosque, it later became a Christian church, before being destroyed in the 1522 earthquake. In the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, keeping some of its defensive features.

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