Plaza de Africa

Top choice landmark in Ceuta

This is the charming heart of Ceuta, with manicured tropical plantings, a square of cobblestone streets and some of the city’s finest architecture.

Moving clockwise from the oblong Commandancia General, a military headquarters closed to visitors, you encounter the striking yellow Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Africa; the 19th-century Palacio de Asamblea; and finally the Cathedral Santa Maria de la Asuncion with its museum. The centre of the plaza contains a memorial to soldiers lost in the Spanish–Moroccan War of 1860, a conflict over the borders of Ceuta.