TOURISM NEAR HOTEL ALBORÁN ALGECIRAS
CAMPO DE GIBRALTAR
There are seven municipal areas that comprise the Campo de Gibraltar region. Algeciras, La Línea and Tarifa are cities by the sea, as are the towns of San Roque and Los Barrios. Castellar and Jimena de la Frontera are further inland in the heart of Los Alcornocales Natural Park.
Places of interest:
Plaza Alta, Nuestra Señora de la Palma Church, San Isidro Neighbourhood, Maria Cristina Park, Nuestra Señora de Europa Chapel, "Ingeniero Torroja" Market, Municipal Museum and remains of the Andalusian Baths and Merinid Walls.
Fans of nature can go on an excursion to Punta Carnero Lighthouse and continue to reach isolated coves like Calarena Beach where you can enjoy exceptional views of the Strait of Gibraltar. Alternatively, you could take on routes like the “Sendero del Río de la Miel” or the “Sendero de la Garganta del Capitán”.
Situated 4 kilometres from San Roque, Carteia was a Phoenician and Roman city. It was the first Roman colony in Spain and was established in 171 B.C.
Situated on Bolonia Beach, around 12 kilometres from Tarifa, these are the remains of an important Roman city dedicated to fishing.
The castle in Jimena was built on a Roman fort and it dates back to the 13th century. It was constructed by Granada's Nasrids and was used during the Peninsular War to fight against the French. It was declared a national monument in 1931.
Castellar de la Frontera
Both its location in a natural setting and the unity and beauty of this place provided the bases for the Walled Area of Castellar being declared an Historic and Artistic Site in 1963.
Castle of Tarifa
This building is considered one of the best examples of Arab military architecture and perhaps the best example of Caliphate art in this type of fortification. Its construction was ordered by the Caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III and was completed in the year 960.