The city, historically, has always had its expansion and urban growth to the north, especially toward adjournment. Throughout the year, very heavy rains occur in short time, causing catastrophic results (such as the tornado occurred in 1826). This item has influenced the urban development of the city, as many of the city came to house people affected by these floods and disasters.
Physical and natural elements have contributed significantly to structure the current fabric of the city, a clear example is the network of boulevards that went by the town and today are perfectly integrated into the urban fabric. So we kept the names of Potters Rambla, Rambla Obispo Orbera or Rambla de Belen among many others, is currently acting as avenues, streets and business trips. Specifically, the Rambla de Belen acted as a sort of border Urbanistica in the city until mid-twentieth century, when the urban expansion towards the east jumps, where today are the new growth and urban expansion.
Almeria city acquired range during Muslim. With the construction of the Alcazaba, was designed around a walled enclosure of the city that fell from the fortification to reach the sea (what is now Queen Street), containing in its interior andalusia district of La Medina. This neighborhood was the remarkable presence of the Mosque, the present church of San Juan. The main roads of this area was the Calle Real. After the fall of the Caliphate will start a process of growth that surpassed the walls, so the people began to occur in the east to the western cone.
After the Christian conquest in 1489, the city went into a deep crisis. Followed a series of events that plunged the plaque stability. The 1522 earthquake that destroyed the city completely Muslim. Another event was the disastrous final expulsion of the Moors in 1571. Construction of the cathedral on the outskirts of what was the Muslim city is the birth of what was to be in the future the new Almeria. Consolidated around the walls until you reach what is now Purchena Gate, one of theentrances to the city and the Paseo. Inside, the population is organized in two main ways, the north-south (Real Street) and east-west (Calle Las Tiendas). As a place of recreation was built the current Plaza de la Constitucion (known at the time of the Plaza Canas and is still popularly referred to as Old Town Square), where is the town hall in 1656. During this era were built various temples and monasteries such as San Francisco, Santo Domingo and Trinidad, none of them stand today.
Initiated the eighteenth century considerably improve the social and economic conditions. Almeria disappears in the danger of landing Berber pirates, there are improvements in agriculture and trade in the re port. Improved fishing techniques and the emerging mining that give glory in the next century. As a result, there was an intense process of densification inside the walls and in areas outside, emerging neighborhoods around the old access roads to the city, these being converted into actual streets.
Among these emerging neighborhoods in Las Cruces, which runs through the well-known today as Calle de Granada (current quarter and Alfareros area bullring), the New District was located in the vicinity of La Rambla Belen The district Almadrabillas were located near the mouth of the gully, where they settled mainly fishing families.
Throughout the nineteenth century will be going factors that affect the new urban physiognomy: the mining and exploitation of the grape. The strong process of overcrowding in the city’s neighborhoods have worsened the quality of life of the population. The attempt to solve this problem came in the second half of the century at the hands of the rich bourgeoisie, sought to put in use Ecclesiastical properties through their lands. This occupation of the land conventual (San Francisco, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara and La Trinidad) provided the construction of a series of housing for the more affluent. Another measure taken was the remodeling of the old town, based primarily on the alignment of the layout of streets and squares and gardens. The most important urban intervention of this century was related to the demolition of the walled enclosure of the city, which prevented growth. This decongests the center relocated to the population of the port area and the valley, rushing the construction of plazas and broad avenues where the walls went before (the best examples are the current Gate Purchena, heart of the city, Paseo de Almeria, commercial and financial hub of the province, and the Paseo de San Luis, Parque de Nicolas Salmeron Today, the green lung of the city.
The remodeling of the old city was the remodeled areas of the Cathedral, the Hospital, San Pedro, La Coca (now Calle Las Tiendas area), and Almedina La Calle Real.
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