Los Genoveses beach, in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, Almeria, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The beach is named for the 200 Genoese ships who came in 1147 to help Alfonso VII win Almeria from the muslims. In 1571, the Spanish Armada fleet of 300 ships amassed here before the Battle of Lepanto. The park includes the Sierra del Cabo de Gata mountain range, volcanic rock landscapes, islands, coastline and coral reefs and has the only warm desert climate in Europe. The park was listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance in 2001. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Los Genoveses beach, in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, Almeria, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The beach is named for the 200 Genoese ships who came in 1147 to help Alfonso VII win Almeria from the muslims. In 1571, the Spanish Armada fleet of 300 ships amassed here before the Battle of Lepanto. The park includes the Sierra del Cabo de Gata mountain range, volcanic rock landscapes, islands, coastline and coral reefs and has the only warm desert climate in Europe. The park was listed as a...
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