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Ceuta is an exclave of Spain located on the north coast of Africa. It has a population of just over 80,000 people living in an area of approximately 7 square miles. It is one of two Spanish exclaves sharing a land border with Morocco (along with Melilla). It was part of Cádiz province until 14 March 1995, when the city's Statute of Autonomy was passed.

Due to its' history and geopolitical nature, the town is relatively cosmopolitan with a mixture of cultures and faiths including Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews. These are reflected in the variety of the town's cuisine and also the festivities.  Time can be spent wandering around the town's various monuments, gardens, the cathedral, churches, and several mosques.

The government of Morocco has repeatedly called for Spain to transfer the sovereignty of Ceuta to them (along with Melilla and some uninhabited islands), drawing comparisons, to some, with Spain's own claim to Gibraltar.

On my visit, I took a ferry from Algeciras in 'mainland' Spain, although Ceuta can also be accessed by helicopter (from Málaga) and also by road (from Morocco). Some of the sights in my photos below include the Royal Walls of Ceuta and surrounding moat, Parque de San Amaro, Gran Casino Ceuta , Ceuta Cathedral and the Comandancia General de Ceuta.

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