Almeria may not be as renowned as some of the other destinations on the South East coast of Spain, but this is only because it was one of the last to be explored by the tourist trade. It still holds that sense of newness and exploration, so car hire in Almeria is highly recommended. The defining aesthetic feature of the city is the Moorish castle of Alcazaba, which looms over the town leading to the seafront. The area is served well by the A7 which is one of the biggest engineering projects in Europe, running up and down the Spanish coast, which makes hiring a car in Almeria and the surrounding areas very popular.