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Ceuta, also known as Sabta, is a multi-cultural city that offers an amazing experience for Muslim Travelers

Located at the confluence of two seas and two continents, and placed along the Moroccan Coast, the city of Ceuta enjoys a perfect Mediterranean climate. Travelers can spend their time unwinding themselves and exploring everything the city has to offer.

The waterfront of the city is a marvelous place to spend some time at; visitors can enjoy a great atmosphere and have fun at the numerous cafes and restaurants that line the waterfront. Visitors should confirm the Halal status of these restaurants prior to dining.

The Archeological Museum has a great collection of pottery and weapons. There are several artifacts from the Neolithic and Roman times. The Museum of Legion is a small museum dedicated to the history of the Spanish Foreign Legion. The Plaza de Africa is the center of attraction in Ceuta and around this square are the most important buildings of Ceuta.

Ceuta has some ancient fortresses and one of them is the El Canderlo which was built by the Portuguese in 1530. Only the wall and the bastions remain toda and on the western side of the wall is a deep moat, San Felipe. This fort is just a few minutes away from the Plaza de Africa.

The summit of Monte Hacho is about 4Km from Ceuta and is an exciting place to enjoy marvelous views. El Desnarigado is another fort surrounding the summit of Monte Hacho. The fort houses a Military Museum depicting the history of the Spanish forces in the city.

The Great Masjid of Ceuta is the main masjid in the city. Located at the crossroads of different cultures, Ceuta offers a variety of restaurants and a range of seafood. The most widely relished  dish by locals is big-noodles soup with fish. Finding Halal food in Ceuta is not be a problem; but is always best for travelers to enquire with locals about Halal restaurants and food.

Ceuta is a port city, which means that no taxes are applied on goods. From hawkers to high-end shops, visitors can find an array of shopping options in Ceuta. Downtown Ceuta and the area around Plaza de Africa have some excellent shops.

Ceuta is a small city and can be easily accessed on foot or bike. Travelers can also find car rentals and taxis easily in the city.

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Spain Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Madrid

GEOGRAPHY

Spain is situated in southwestern Europe and covers a total area is 504,782 km2. The Teide in the Canary Islands is the highest mountain of Spain and the third largest volcano in the world from its base.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 46 Million. Muslims account for about 3% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate in Spain varies by location. Summers are dry and warm in the peninsulas. In the northern part of the country, is an oceanic climate and the dry season extends beyond summer in the southeastern part of the country.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish is the the official language. Basque, Catalan, Galician and Occitan are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT +1
Summer: GMT +2

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 9 AM to 2 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM


HOLIDAYS

National Day: October 12th
May Day: May 1st
Constitution Day: December 6th
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Euro

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/ Fire: 112

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