Ceuta Travel Guide

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Ceuta Things to Do

  • Hacho Castle

    The highest point in Ceuta was occupied by an old castle, formerly byzantine, reconstructed by the Portuguese. The actual building is spanish, built in the 18th and 19th century, and it is mainly a sightseeing point.

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  • Cathedral

    Initially a mosque, and later a Portuguese church, the several wars destroyed the building, that was reconstructed in the 17th century with Spanish architecture. Inside, the most significant are a Baroque chapel, some frescoes, and a Portuguese image of the Holy Virgin.

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  • Europe in Africa

    Once a popular destination for the Portuguese (and other) to take advantage of tax free, with the integration in the European Union, Ceuta has lost much of its charm. But it is still interesting the mix of an European people and organization with their neighbours from Morocco. The historic signs of colonization provide an interesting tour and, if...

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  • Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción

    The Cathedral was originally built in the 15th century, but in 1.665 it was in ruins. So, they began rebuilding it and works lasted for several years, adding some parts from time to time.

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  • Museo de la Basílica Tardorromana

    Lateroman basilica: Built between the 4th and the 5th centuries, the remains are the few housing testimonies of the Christianity.Admission free.

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  • Walk around

    Walk around the bay of Ceuta.its clean and very different to any other bay i have walked around.One word of advice be careful where you walk.In five minutes i went from being around a lot of other people to being followed by five black african men, which i can safely say was not a incredible experience.However the best place i walked was just past...

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  • Murallas Reales (Royal Walls)

    The Cristo de los Afligidos bridge gives access to the old Royal Walls and the San Felipe Ditch, the largest military construction in Ceuta which was an impregnable fortress for centuries. This is a walled enclosure made up of several defensive lines, ditches and galleries built up in the Middle Ages.It is one of Ceuta's most characteristic...

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  • Plaza de Nuestra Señora de África...

    The nerve centre of the city is the Plaza de Nuestra Señora de África, situated right in the old town, where there is a monument to those who died in the African War (1859-60). Around the square stand the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de África, in which the image of the patron saint and permanent mayor of the city is venerated; the Cathedral, that...

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  • Fortress of Hacho

    The Fortress of Hacho is a walled enclosure situated on the top of Monte Hacho.You cannot visit it nor been very close to the place (altough it depends on the soldiers), because it is occupied by Spanish Army.

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  • Monte Hacho

    Ceuta has various viewpoints, like those of Isabel II and Monte Hacho, where you can get an excellent panoramic view of the harbour and Ceuta Bay. On this hill you can visit the Desnarigado Castle-Museum, containing a valuable collection of military objects. Here, too, is the Hermitage of San Antonio, a 16th-century building which at one time was...

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  • Maritime Park

    The Parque Marítimo del Mediterráneo (Maritime Park) was built in 1994 with an area of 46.000 square mtrs. Here you can find salt lakes, water jets, solariums, gardens and much more. In the middle there is a Castle with the Ceuta Walls style. Here there is too a casino, a restaurant and a disco.

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  • walk around the peninsula (it...

    walk around the peninsula (it lasts more then half a day).unforgettable views of the coast, beatiful flora.

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Ceuta Hotels

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  • Ulises Hotel

    C/ Camoens, 5, 51001, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hostal Central

    Paseo del Revellin 15, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Parador Hotel La Muralla

    Plaza de Africa, 15, 51001, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Ceuta Restaurants

  • Out of Ceuta

    This restaurant offers excellent moroccan food if you want to try it before you go to that country.The second pic shows Ceuta by night from outside the restaurant.

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  • In the Royal Walls

    Excellent place for tapas as well as for a drink after dinner, so that, it can belong to Nightlife Tips too.

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  • Ceuta's cuisine

    Ceuta's cuisine reflects the cultural mixture of its inhabitants and its situation as a coastal city. Excellent quality fish and shellfish are cooked in Andalusian style in seafood stews, as well as fried and marinated. Meat is dressed with spices in more of a Moroccan style. In Ceuta you can find both Spanish-style restaurants and Moroccan ones,...

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Ceuta Transportation

  • How to get around

    Everything in Ceuta is within a walking distance but Monte Hacho or Mirador de Isabel II.For more info, visit (in Spanish).

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  • How to get there

    Ceuta is in the north of Africa and doesn't have airport, however, there are some other ways to go there: By helicopter from Málaga (30 minutes), by boat from Algeciras, the south of the peninsula (1 hour) either with your own car or just walking, or by car from Morocco.* For all the info, visit:-...

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  • Spain To Ceuta

    Either grab a boat from Alfgiceras to Ceuta which will roughly cost around 60 euros return or 30 euros one way.There is a alternative route from gibraltar to Ceuta which costs a little more and only goes twice a week. Once in ceuta either get a bus to the nearest morrocan town of Funideq or a taxi stright to Teoutan

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Ceuta Shopping

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    This is one of the most important comercial streets of Ceuta. There are bazars, jewellery, electronics items and many more.

    Calle Real (Ceuta, Spain)

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Ceuta Local Customs

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    by Redang Written Apr 6, 2007

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    Easter is very important in Spain, and the processions are a great part of the culture over that period of time. The Procesión de la Legión takes place in Ceuta on Tuesday of Easter week.

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Ceuta Warnings and Dangers

  • Policemen dont want to know

    Despite my problem with the touts literally grabbing me in front of a policeman, he seemed not to care.Even when i approached him all he did was look at me with a i dont care who you are look.Needless to say i was not impressed.

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  • Hassle Hassle

    Going into Ceuta from Algiceras is like paradise compared to tangier, where touts and husslers are more common.However dont think this is port is a breeze, many touts come up from teoutan on purpose to beg for money. I was approached by one who grabbed my arm and kept telling me i was his new best friend, luckily the money was well hidding.However...

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  • Although going to Ceuta from...

    Although going to Ceuta from Algericas you do not cross any international border but be prepared for occasional custom control. I (i.e. my passport) was checked twice - at the port in Algeciras and in Ceuta. Some passengers (mainly of moroccan nationality) had checked the luggage. If you go by car be prepared to wait longer before departure and for...

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Ceuta Off The Beaten Path

  • Mirador de Isabel II and Monte Hacho

    There are two places outside Ceuta that offer you a beautiful view:- Mirador de Isabel II: There is also a bar to enjoy the view of the city while having a drink (main pic).- Monte Hacho: There is also a good restaurant (see the section) there (second pic).It takes, by car, just a few minutes to take yo these two places.

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  • Benzú

    Benzú is an area situated in the north western side of Ceuta, near the border with beautiful views of the surrounding rocks and hills.There is a beach too (Playa de Benzú) and as this is a muslim area you can find tea shops here.As you can see in the picture, you can get a great view here of the "Dead Woman hill" (I believe that Yebel Musa is its...

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Ceuta Sports & Outdoors

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    by Redang Written Apr 5, 2008

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    This complex was designed by César Manrique, and it was inaugurated in the summer of 1.995. It houses salt water pools, restaurants, bars, recreation area for children and a casino (if you want to risk your money in order to pay your holidays).

    If you get bored (?), you can enjoy the ships coming in, coming out (last pic).

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  • General Info

    * Tourist Office (main pic)C/Edrissis, s/n.Baluarte de los Mallorquines- Tel.: (+34) 956 20 05 60- Fax: (+34) 956 20 05 65- E mail: turismo@ceuta.es* Info about cultural events (second pic)Avda. Alcalde Sánchez Prados, s/n.(Gran Vía, in front of Palacio de la Asamblea).- Tel.: (+34) 956 52 81 46Internet- www.ceuta.es- www.conoceceuta.com

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  • Weather in Ceuta

    Ceuta has a mild weather all year round, however, it's very windy quite often.Internet:- www.inm.es/web/infmet/predi/locali.html

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  • Shopping!

    Stroll around for shopping.Unfortunately, it was Saturday and the shops were closing at 15.00 o' clock.We didn't therefore have enough time for shopping.I only managed to buy a new walkman for my father, to stop him to use mine. I must say that in Ceuta we found the best prices for mobile phones.

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