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Address: Playa de las Almadrabillas, 04007 Almeria, Spain

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Spectacular Construction

I realise that this is my sort of thing, having always had an interest in industrial archaeology, but if it's yours too, then take a stroll down to this fascinating structure and... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Belper, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went online to discover what this odd structure is. Given that it's an important piece of Almeria's history, it's a shame that there is no info point.

Thank MSH-Sussex
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting structure, read about it on line before you check it out, we did not see any information about the structure posted around the area.

1 Thank Maura S
Worthing, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Interesting that Eiffel designed this structure but not really much to oggle at! It is near the bus and train station but not worth making a special visit to it in my opinion

Thank Robina E
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had no idea what this structure was , there should be some kind of plaque to say it was built by the scotts it was interesting.

Thank dengriff
United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I feel mean giving this an average score but it's something you look at and move on. I'm proud that it was built by the British but it's a loading dock. All be-it a rather splendid one.

Thank MagicDawn
Portarlington, Ireland
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165 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It might be me but I thought it a rather unattractive hunk of metal. Engineers may appreciate it a lot more than I though.

Thank pjmsimmons
Belper, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I realise that this is my sort of thing, having always had an interest in industrial archaeology, but if it's yours too, then take a stroll down to this fascinating structure and be impressed by its sheer size and imposing nature. A small distance away, there's a memorial to those Almerians who died in the Malthausen concentration camp. Worth looking... More 

Thank Competonions
Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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142 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I suppose it is fair to say that el Cable Inglés is quite an impressive civil engineering structure and for those interested in iron architecture it may be worth a look. I am much more interested in see other sites in Almería including the Alcazaba and the Cathedral. I do quite often walk this way because el Cable Inglés is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The British built this railway as a means of moving iron ore from the mines inland to the coast where it was dropped directly into the hold of ships. No longer in use and not being particularly well looked after.

1 Thank gualtario
Walsall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

An outstanding piece of structure in need of conservation and yet one can still visualise how the trains cargo was transported to the waiting vessels many years ago.

1 Thank daverowley61

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