Ceuta … a land border between Europe and Africa (yes, really), a mountain peak with an amazing human face and a statue that is often mistaken for something very bad indeed. Curious sights from the Spanish Gibraltar

Ceuta Henry the Navigator Enrique de Avis statue

Pointing the way: a statue of ‘The Infante of Portugal, Enrique de Avis’, better known as ‘Henry the Navigator’. He convinced his noble father to conquer Ceuta, and the city was taken by the Portuguese in August 1415. When Portugal and Spain united under one crown in the sixteenth century, Ceuta passed to Spain and has been ruled by the Spanish crown ever since

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