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Algeciras

Algeciras is a coastal town in Cádiz province. It is not the sort of place to linger unless you like industrial towns – and Arab things like mosques and mint tea!

I have been there twice. The first time was to catch a boat to Morocco so all I saw was the quayside. The second occasion I did see more of the town but found it rather drab. It does have an attractive central square – Plaza Alta. Tiles, depicting scenes from Don Quixote, adorn the benches and walls surrounding the central fountain and cafes and bars line the perimeter of this delightful square.

Algeciras is handily placed for visits to Gibraltar and Tarifa. It is also the place to catch the train to the medieval city of Ronda – an extremely scenic journey through natural parks and past beautiful pueblos blancos.

For most people, however, Algeciras is just a stopping off place, en route to Tangier and Morocco.

Plaza Alta, Algeciras

Other photographs:

Plaza Alta

Photo: http://www.alcaidesalive.com/AlgecirasTarifa

Photo: http://www.andalucia-travelguide.com/about-andalucia/algeciras/

Robert Bovington
Roquetas de Mar
March 2012

 

 

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