Archaeological Excavations Are Booming in Almeria

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Archaeological Excavations Are Booming in Almeria
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS are booming in Spain’s Almeria, but they are not being used to boost tourism.

Recently many Spanish archaeological sites have drawn much attention as interest has grown in the excavation of both old and new sites. The ultimate aim though has to be to turn them into viable tourist attractions.

A few weeks ago in Vera remnants of pottery and a masonry wall were discovered along with remains of bones. The Cerro del Espíritu Santo de Vera, is home to the ancient medieval city of Bayra where all the discoveries were made.

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Macael has its own site, Macael Viejo which has been worked on for around four years, and Mojacar too has an archaeological site, where the remnants of an ancient city have been discovered.

The Pulpi geode is an excellent example of a natural resource that has been turned into a tourist attraction. The Pilar de Jaravia geode in Pulpi and his gypsum crystals are unique and so far it has attracted over 50,000 visitors. According to the town mayor, Juan Pedro García, “It could have been twice as many or more if this pandemic had not arrived.”

He also spoke about how this has affected tourism in the area and explained that, “The influx of visitors and excursions has been very noticeable, Chinese and Japanese television stations have come to film, and the shops and hotels in Terreros, above all, have noticed the increase in the number of visitors.”



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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