Today it was announced that Almería is to be the gastronomic capital of Spain for 2019. The article here on the La Voz de Almería site has more details.

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A great party in the Plaza Vieja to celebrate the gastronomic capital

The jury has made public its decision in the Madrid Palacio de Fernán Núñez

Almeria is already officially the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2019, an annual event promoted by the Spanish Federation of Hospitality (FEHR) and the Spanish Federation of Journalists and Writers of Tourism (Fepet).

This was announced, after one and a quarter in the afternoon, the jury, which has made public its decision in an act held at the Palacio de Fernán Núñez, headquarters of the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy, in Madrid.

Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, mayor of Almería, and Carolina Lafita, Councilor for the Promotion of the City, have then appeared in the Plaza Vieja to assess the designation.

At the hearing, they announced that on Friday, October 26, the Plaza Vieja, where a banner with the image of Almería 2019 has been displayed, will host a large party from 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the capital.

Almería was the only candidate after the disqualification of another candidate town after it did not provide all the required documentation.

According to the city council, the prestige acquired by this recognition has forced the organization to be more demanding every day with the proposals it receives, both in the content of the projects and in its economic viability.