Washed by the waters of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta is a point where two continents meet. Despite being physically attached to Africa by means of an isthmus, it is a strongly European city whose heritage has developed over the centuries as a result of the four different peoples who have lived here. Legend has it that one of the pillars of Hercules stood in Ceuta and that Ulysses passed through on this return to Ithaca. What is certain is that it was inhabited by each of the main Mediterranean cultures of the last three millennia. Surrounded by salt water, the city's territory stretches across the isthmus but still leaves room for a number of interesting protected natural spaces.
The military past is evident in many of the monuments, particularly the Murallas Reales (the royal walls). The contemporary city, scattered around the plaza de Africa, is home to a long list of buildings with interesting regional and historical architecture. Modern architecture is represented, too. The Parque del Mediterraneo is one of the most comprehensive leisure facilities in Spain and the the harbour is the epicentre of many tourism options including diving and other active sports.
Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city, located on the shores of the Mediterranean in the Strait of Gibraltar. It is a part of the continent of Africa and has a border with Morocco.
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