Top things to do

Top Choice Landmark in Ceuta

Plaza de Africa

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

Royal Walls

The most impressive sight in Ceuta is the medieval Royal Walls, dating back to the 5th century. These extensive fortifications, of great strategic complexity, have been beautifully restored, with information boards …
Top Choice Spanish in Ceuta

El Refectorio

Considered by many to be Ceuta's best restaurant, El Refectorio has a good bar, and dining inside and out with magnificent sea views from the balcony. It excels at shellfish, fish and meats and has a good wine list.
Top Choice Tapas in Ceuta

Mesón el Cortijo

A classic neighbourhood gathering place that's heavy on tapas, cerveza (beer) and friendliness. Catch up on football, gossip and practise your Español.
Park in Ceuta

Parque Marítimo del Mediterráneo

This creative maritime park is a real hit in the summer, and perfect for families. One of several parks developed by the artist and architect César Manrique, it borrows the city-walls theme to construct a huge pool …
Seafood in Ceuta

Cala Carlota

This simple restaurant has a prime location in the Club Nautico overlooking the yacht harbour, with outdoor seating in season. If you can see your way past the desultory service, the three-course menú del diá (daily…
Museum in Ceuta

Museo de la Basilica Tardorromana

This superbly executed underground museum is integrated into the architectural remains of an ancient basilica discovered during street work in the 1980s, including a bridge over open tombs, skeletons included. The a…
Cafe in Ceuta

Charlotte

This is the perfect place for just about anything any time of day: it serves breakfast, a lunchtime sandwich, beer, cocktail and tapas. Swift, efficient service and a prime people-watching spot on the square make it…
Tapas in Ceuta

Mesón el Bache

Have your tapas in a rustic hunting lodge. The locals love it, especially for watching sport, and you get one free tapa with every drink. Just downhill from Plaza de los Reyes, looking towards the port.
Cafe in Ceuta

Vincentino Pastelería

This place buzzes all day with people clamouring for its ice creams, sandwiches, delicious patisserie and excellent coffee. Sit inside or out.