November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Ceuta

Ceuta is among Spain’s handful possessions, a true gem situated on Moroccan coastline. It sits on a peninsula along the Mediterranean, offering an amazing view of architecture, compelling museums, thrilling meals, relaxing park, and fantastic nature tours. It is astonishing at nights, merging an artful skyline with bracing palms into a true pine city.

The history of Ceuta is quite eventful and long, but the Romanians were the first sect recorded to dominate the base, and then came the Moors rule in the 8th century, which was used as springboard for Spain’s invasion. For almost 500-years aftermath, the city was prized for possess, and was ruled by the Spanish, Portuguese and sultans from Morocco. The city remained Spanish when Portugal and Spain split in 1640, up till date.

The official language in Ceuta is Spanish, and contains about 82,376 inhabitants.

Coming to Ceuta is an eye-opener, after coming across as grand social experiment invented by diverse political systems. Abandoning the homeless and hustling men on streets, you encounter a grim territory, to settle yourself blinking in the light of Spanish culture, amazing structures, relaxed world of cool plazas, and bars springing over until dawn. What an amazing experience that makes your trip worth it and lingers aftermath.





Quick facts

  • Official name
    Autonomous City of Ceuta
  • Location
    Ceuta is an 18.5 square kilometer autonomous city of Spain and an exclave located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a western border with Morocco
  • Government
    Autonomous City under Spain
  • Dialing code
  • Climate weather
  • Population
    84,018 on 18.5 km²
  • Official language
  • Other major languages
    Portuguese, Arab and Berber
  • Currency
    EUR (€)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    For Schengen Visa, please note that, in some cases, you may be required to go through Portugal. But if you are from a country under the EU treaty then it is free entry. (For more information, visit - www.spain.info)