Playa del Chorillo


The bigger of Ceuta's two beaches, Playa del Chorillo is a little further from the city centre, but it's only slightly less busy. The water is a magnificent blue, but unfortunately, the sand is a bland grey.

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1. Museo de los Muralles Reales

1.53 MILES

This two-floor gallery houses temporary art exhibitions lasting four years each. Squeezed out of the fort's unforgiving architecture, it's a beautifully…

2. Murallas Reales

1.56 MILES

The most impressive sight in Ceuta is the medieval Royal Walls, which date back over 1000 years and have been passed from Arab to Portuguese to Spanish…

3. Playa de la Ribera

1.58 MILES

Ceuta's urban beach is jam-packed during summer with nearly nude Spaniards and fully clothed Moroccan women. The beach is lined with cafes and bars…

4. Catedral Santa Maria de la Asunción

1.61 MILES

The yellow-and-white cathedral overlooking Plaza de África is the finest church in Ceuta, with twin spires that host matching bells. At nightfall, the…

5. Plaza de África

1.64 MILES

This is the charming heart of Ceuta, with manicured tropical plantings, a square of freshly renovated cobblestone pathways and some of the city’s finest…

7. Palacio de la Asamblea

1.67 MILES

A striking early 20th-century building with an elegant dome and clock that has served as both a palace and city hall. Inside, find paintings and sketches…

8. Museo de la Basilica Tardorromana

1.74 MILES

This superbly executed underground museum is integrated into the architectural remains of an ancient basilica discovered during street work in the 1980s,…