Catedral de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Ceuta

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The Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption is a Roman Catholic church located in the Spanish city of Ceuta, in a small exclave on the northwest coast of Africa.The cathedral is a 15th-century structure, built on the site of a sixth-century Christian church. There have been considerable additions to it since its construction, and its most notable external feature today is its neoclassical entrance. Other notable features include a Renaissance black marble portal and a baroque altar in the chapel of Santísmo.The cathedral contains works of art dating from the 17th century to the present day. To visit Catedral de Santa Maria de la Asuncion on your trip to Ceuta, use our Ceuta sightseeing planner .
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  • A classic cathedral, worth a look. It is adjacent to most of the other sights around the centre of Ceuta. We walked around this area from the cruise port.  more »
  • Pretty and classic style cathedral set in a square with twin spires in the Moorish style. Inside is serene and ornate, a quite beautiful building  more »
  • As much as attraction for tourists as well as architectural element is irrelevant and of little or no interest. In matters of religious tourism did not enter because I don't know.
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  • . . The most interesting thing about this cathedral is the number and size of the weddings. The outside is fairly ordinary, just painted pink and white, and the interior is not of great interest either, just painted white and grey. The nearby church of Our Lady of Africa rather outshines it with its glorious gold-leaf interior. But the weddings! The wedding parties arrive and you are overwhelmed with the elegant outfits of the guests and the flamboyant dress of the bride. You'll see that in Spanish fashion, just as the bride is led to the altar by her father, the groom is led by his mother. And if, as it is fairly often, Ceuta being a military garrison, it's a military wedding, then the swords come out to make an arch of honour as the couple leaves the ceremony. If you are in the Parador it's worth asking for a room with a view of the cathedral front, so you can watch all this in comfort from your balcony. :-) ,
  • Cute and very servada cp cstedral
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  • Central situation
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  • Almost always open, and well-kept, with quite a few images inside.
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  • Located in the heart of Ceuta Cathedral
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