Algeciras Travel Guide

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Algeciras Highlights

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     A jump off point to many other places! 

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     Not one good place to eat!! 

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     Maybe some other time? 

Algeciras Things to Do

  • TRIP TO MOROCCO.

    This is a must trip as well,from the port in Algeciras you can catch the ferry over to Morocco we did a guided tour and im so glad we did as it was such a culture shock i think i would have got lost.We caught the fast ferry which only took about 50 minutes.The tour takes you to a local market,a medina also the dreaded carpet shops arrr!!but is well...

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  • TRIP TO GIBRALTA.

    This is well worth a trip as its so close to Algeciras,you can catch the number nine bus from the bus station which costs 1.66 euros(one way)to La Linea and then just walk across the border to Gibralta but don't forget to take your passport with you.We did this trip several times its about a 40 minute drive from Algeciras,quicker if you go by taxi...

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  • THE MARKET.

    There is a daily market in Algeciras near the Town center,outside you can see the locals selling their produce of fruit,lace and clothes and inside the market there are lots of stalls selling meat and fish.There is also a big weekly market on a Tuesday.

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  • THE PARK.

    The park in Algeciras is so peaceful,lots of people were sat reading and watching the world go by.There are some lovely trees and shrubs a fountain and statues.Its a nice break from the town center.There are also toilets there as well.

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  • TINY CHURCH.

    In the center of the Plaza Alta is the most tiniest church i have ever come across,i just had to go in.It was beautiful with a norrow spiral staircase and beautiful architecture.There is a box inside where you can pay 2 cents to light a candle.

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  • GORGEOUS CHURCH.

    This church is well worth a visit,it was built in the 18th century and houses the images of the patron saints of Algeciras,the inside is stunning unfortunately i couldn't take a picture of the inside as there was a wedding going on,but we sat and watched the service which was lovely.

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Algeciras Restaurants

  • try the tapas

    i like this restaurant for the people who goes there, a lot of old people from algeciras, goes there for tapas and wine, is not expensive at all, I had a rioja wine ( was really good for a cheap wine ) y had tapas Pulpo a la gallega ( ocrçtopus galician style ), chesse delicy and salpicon de mariscos ( sort of seafood small salad )

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  • PAVEMENT CAFE.

    This lovely little place can be found in the Plaza Alta square,its great for people watching,we had a coffee and a baguette and it was good value for money.One thing i must say is that a phrase book does come in handy as hardly anyone spoke any English,this is a typical Spanish Town not at all touristy which i love and the locals do appreciate it...

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  • LOVELY FOOD.

    Although are food was included in our Hotel stay you could eat in the a la carte restaurant for half the price,its also opened to non staying guests as well,the food was lovely and freshly prepared.The fish in Algeciras was some of the best i have tasted.

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Algeciras Nightlife

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    by cazz38 Written Nov 19, 2005

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    On a saturday night at the Hotel Reina Cristina all the locals arrive for the dancing with their beautiful dresses and fans in their hands,it was lovely to see them, they even had us up dancing with them.So if you are staying in Algeciras head for this hotel on a saturday night you wont be disappointed.

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Algeciras Transportation

  • The bus

    You can take the bus to get to Algeciras. From Seville, it takes a few hours (the bus goes through Jerez and a few other places), but it's the only way to get there unless you rent a car and drive (I don't think the train goes there).

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  • Do NOT use Europcar

    There is no good reason to come to this dirty ditch of a port town.There are two ways to get from Tangiers, Morocco to Spain. You can take the 35 minute Ferry to a cute sleepy seaside village, such as Tarifa, or you can take a 2.5 hour "ferry" to the dirty thieving ditch of a town, Algeciras.RECOMMENDATION!!Take the 35-minute ferry from Tangiers to...

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  • Tours take the slow boat

    We went to Tangier and back from Algeciras by ferry. It takes 2 1/2 hours. We had breakfast before departing and had lunch after we arrived in Tangier. We fortified ourselves for the late lunch with snacks from the ferry canteen. Of course the details of the trip were handled by the tour company and the guides instructed us about efficient...

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Algeciras Shopping

  • GET YOUR BARGAINS!!

    The best shopping i found was at the weekly market on a tuesday you can pick up all sorts of bargains from leather wear to lace.Don't forget Gibralta for a day trip for all your duty frees and there is also a lovely department store right at the far end of the port with lots of different floors and places to eat all under one roof.

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  • THE TOWN CENTER.

    I thought that Algeciras Town center was a lovely place for shopping and not being touristy you could by some typical spanish things,there are plenty of shops to choose from and the prices were quite good as well.We saw some lovely shops that sold clothes,bags, shoes and things for the home.

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Algeciras Local Customs

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    Sharpening the knifes.

    by cazz38 Written Nov 19, 2005

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    This was an unusual sight for me,as we approched the market we saw two men with their motorbikes and the engines running, connected to the engines were big round steels spinning really fast, on closer inspection we saw that they did this to sharpen knifes and scissors for the local people for a small charge,if you click on the picture you can see them in the background.

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Algeciras Warnings and Dangers

  • FALLING DEBRIS!!

    I don't think this would happen again but i thought i would tell you what happened when we were walking through the town center.We were walking near some shops when we heard an almighty bang and looked over only to see part of a shops exterior fall to the floor,what a fright it was a large piece of concrete,if anyone was walking underneath they...

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  • UNEVEN PAVEMENTS

    The only warning i have on Algeciras is the pavements,in the town center its fine but on the outskirts there are so many broken paths,we saw quite a few people tripping up so be careful.

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Algeciras Tourist Traps

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    Town center.

    by cazz38 Written Nov 19, 2005

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    There were no tourist traps here,actually we didn't see many tourists at all,being a typical Spanish town there was no need for tourist traps.The only traps are from the holiday companys that sell you the holidays,the reps gave us a sheet of paper with all the excursions to go on and my advice is go on your own its alot more cheaper and you will have alot more time in the places you choose.

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Algeciras Off The Beaten Path

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    by jgemini65 Written Jul 21, 2008

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    Just because its Spain don't assume it is warm at the beach! I asked the desk person how to get to the nearest beach...he told me about the closest one to the hotel but said I would need to take a cab! Not only was the distance misleading...but it was freezing!

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Algeciras Favorites

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    by fpp Written Aug 12, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hi I hope I dont reply too late and you are already gone.
    YOu'd better take the bus that might be just at the terminal. If you have a rented car go and drive there it is very easy to reach as you will find lots of signs to Tarifa.
    I don't suggest you to take a taxi.
    I hope this helps a bit
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