Fodor's Expert Review Plaza de África

Ceuta Plaza/Square

A lovely Andalusian-style space, the plaza is the heart of the old city. Check out the noteworthy war memorial, honoring those who took part in the Spanish invasion of Morocco in 1859. Flanking the main plaza is a pair of impressive churches, both built on the sites of former mosques. To the north is the church of Nuestra Señora de África (Our Lady of Africa), an ornate baroque structure much frequented by Ceutíes (residents of Ceuta) looking for peace and quiet. On the southern end of Plaza de África, look for the city's cathedral. Constructed in an 18th-century baroque style—much like Nuestra Señora de África—it is larger and lushly ornate.

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Ceuta, Ceuta  Spain

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