Ceuta  is one of two Spanish exclaves in North Africa. The territory has had several sovereigns before the Portuguese in 1415 took control of this city east of Tangiers. Since 1580 it is under Spanish administration but holds the status as an autonomous city. The city is located on the African continent.
This exclave was in the spotlight in 2005 together with Melilla because hundreds of people were trying to climb above the border fence. Ceuta being part of Spain and therefore a safe haven for Africans made it a prime target for migrants. Today the border is heavily protected by the Guardia Civil. The European Union invested a lot of money to make illegal immigration more difficult.
From land Ceuta is only accessible from Morocco. If arriving by bus, you may have to take a bus to a nearby town and then a taxi to the border. For example, coming from the south, the closest an intercity bus will take you is to Fnideq, Morocco.
The increased border security may result in minor waiting time. This could be longer if you travel in summer when the main holiday season in Spain and France starts and lots of families return to their homes in Morocco. Note that there seems to be separate lines for Moroccans and foreigners at many border crossings, ports, and security checks. If you find yourself stuck in an extremely slow moving line and do not look Moroccan, try getting noticed by an officer. You may find yourself ushered past the line and processed very quickly.
Ceuta is a tiny city. Best way is by bike or on foot. There are taxis available. Make sure they use the meter or negotiate a price before you get in. There is a decent bus service with modern and spacious buses running around the city with stops at the border with Morocco. Look for a bus marked "Frontera".
There is a semi interesting fort in town with some views. There is also a lighthouse to see. Other then that you could gaze at the desert or the water I suppose.
Ceuta is a free port, this means there are few or no taxes on goods. You will see that the economy of this city focus on people transiting to/from Morocco and one-day shopping tourists.
Ceuta is a great city to go out. There are several pubs and clubs and a great tapas route.
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