In the 15th century, the Portuguese took Ceuta in a lightning war in which they suffered only 8 casualties, and since then, this point of Morocco in the Strait of Gibraltar has been under European control.
In 1580 the throne of Portugal was occupied by the King of Spain, and when independence was restored in 1640, the city remained Spanish until today.
Declared a free port, it is a city totally dependent on trade, pressed by the demands and opportunities of a sensible border.
Highlights in Ceuta:
The remains of impressive Portuguese military buildings and some occasional purchases are worth a visit.