WHO WE ARE
THE PORT TO THE MEDITERRANEAN
Ceuta is one of the European ports to Africa, a place where the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and two continents intertwine to provide the city with its unique character, where Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus live together, forming large communities.
According to Greek mythology, Africa and Europe were connected by a mountain range until Hercules, during his fight with Antaeus, struck his mace and made an opening in the land, nowadays called the “Straits of Gibraltar”.
Two geographic milestones, the Columns of Hercules, are identified as the remains of this event forming the western border of the known world: Calpe (Gibraltar) and Abyla (Mount Hacho), which mark the western borders of the Mediterranean Sea.