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Ceuta Travel Guide

Ceuta Local History

Ceuta is located in North Africa next to Morocco on the Mediterranean and was captured by the Portuguese in 1415 and handed over to Spain in 1668 at the signing of a peace treaty in Lisbon. Ceuta became the centre for brassware, slave trade, gold and ivory under later Berber and Spanish-Moorish rulers.

Ceuta Attractions

Ceuta Shopping

In Ceuta you will benefit from duty free shopping! From traditional and chic shops to leather goods, ceramics, flamenco costumes, fans, embroidery, Moroccan hand crafts and, food, glorious food! Just explore it's fun. Be sure not to miss the Grand Bazaar.

Ceuta Activities

Selwo Adventure Park - in the Malaga Province is a great family attraction boasting more than 2,000 semi free roaming animals, birds of prey etc in close-to-nature habitat. Ph: 902 190 482.

Sea Life Centre - in Benalmadena with its unforgettable Mediterranean Tunnel, Touch Pool and largest collection of sharks in Europe is another popular attraction Open daily. Info - 0034 952 56 01 50.

Ceuta Parks & Gardens

Many stunning gardens grace the area. In Seville the park of Los Principes and the Isla de la Cartuja include mod gardens landscaped for the great Expo 92 world fair.

Córdoba City is home to the oldest walled garden in Europe, the Orange Grove, which is situated beside the Mosque and dates back to the 8th century.

Ceuta Beaches

Ceuta itself has only one sandy beach but the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) located west of Ceuta on the Andalucía coastline has glorious golden beaches not surrounded by the typical high-rise hotels like many of the others and the Costa del Sol stretches along 150 kilometres of Málaga and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations.

Ceuta Restaurants and Bars

Spanish cuisine is made up of many versatile dishes due to the differences in geography, culture and climate. Some of the typical foods include Paella, Fabada (rich bean stew), Mariscos (shellfish) Gazpacho Soup, Lechazo Asado (roasted milk-fed lamb) and Tortilla (potato omelettes).

Ceuta Restaurants

Casa Pepe de Juderia - at Romero 1, Off Deanes in Cordoba has a fun-filled atmosphere and is always full. There is live Spanish guitar music most evenings and a great selection of tapas and house specialties including presa de paletilla ibérica con salsa de trufa (pork shoulder fillet with a truffle sauce).

El Caballo Rojo - at Cardenal Herrero 28, Juderia. This traditional restaurant is popular with society folk. The interior is elegant combining stained glass, dark wood, and marble. Recommended is the rabo de toro (oxtail stew),alboronia (a cold salad of stewed vegetables flavored with honey, saffron, and aniseed), cordero a la miel (lamb roasted with honey), and rape mozárabe (grilled monkfish with Arab spices).

Cunini - at Pescaderia 14, Centro in Granada is close to the cathedral and has the best fish cuisine in town. Try the delicious pescaditos fritos (fried) and the parrillada (grilled) fish and if it's cold the caldereta de arroz, pescado y marisco (rice, fish, and seafood stew).

Jardines Alberto - at Avda Alixares del Generalife s/n, Alhambra. This restaurant has fabulous views and the interior is cosy and rural. Classic dishes include lobo de cerdo iberico confitado al ajo y hierbas serranas con pure de castañas (honeyed pork with garlic, wild herbs, and chestnut sauce) and for dessert, mousse de turron y crema de cafe (nougat mousse with coffee cream).

Ceuta Bars & Clubs

Antique - in Seville is an extremely popular club and a good place for celeb spotting. It's a taxi away located just over the Barqueta bridge.

Bodegas Castaneda at Elvira 6 - Centro, Granada is an ever popular tapas bar, very reasonably priced and worth popping in to.

Casa Elisa - C/ Almanzor, near Puerto del Almodobar in Cordoba is a super tapas bar with loads of character and atmosphere.

La Industrial Copera at Paz 7 - Ctra, de la Armilla, If you feel like dancing and you're in Granada, this is an ever popular disco especially on Friday nights.

Ceuta children's activities

Selwo Adventure Park - in the Malaga Province is a great family attraction boasting more than 2,000 semi free roaming animals, birds of prey etc in close-to-nature habitat. Ph: 902 190 482.

Sea Life Centre - in Benalmadena with its unforgettable Mediterranean Tunnel, Touch Pool and largest collection of sharks in Europe is another popular attraction Open daily. Info - 0034 952 56 01 50.

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