PARQUE MARÍTIMO DEL MEDITERRÁNEO
A PLACE LIKE THIS DESERVES A SPECIAL ATTENTION. IMAGINE AN IDYLLIC SPOT RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY OFFERING 56,000 m2 OF SPECTACULAR BLUE SALT WATER LAKES, WATERFALLS AND DIVING BOARDS, WITH A SOLARIUM SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL PALM TREES. THIS IS THE MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME PARK.
The Mediterranean Maritime Park is seen by new arrivals when they enter the port of Ceuta with a line of palm trees that outline the city centre. Below all this cement and steel, the posthumous work by the artist César Manrique is the main tourist attraction in the area and one of the best leisure options for the residents of Ceuta. This work by Manrique was designed as a transposition of the Martiánez lakes in Tenerife, the Canary Islands, to Ceuta. The stone used to build it simulates the construction of the Monumental Complex of the Royal Walls and there is the small Royal Moat, which is used by swimmers, in its three huge salt water lakes, encompassed in a real botanical park with species from all over the world.
The complex offers all you could possibly need for a relaxing day: sun bathing areas, a huge catering choice, from fast food to typical cuisine of the city, a day care centre with a huge security and lifeguard team to ensure your peace and quiet on a sunny day. All this at a reasonable price.
You can find all your need in this huge complex: tapas bars and restaurants, adults’ and children’s leisure and recreation areas, excellent service and all the facilities you could possibly need. It is in fact a small piece of paradise that the genius César Manrique decided to build in our city.
Don’t forget to visit the permanent exhibition devoted to this artist, which is open everyday at the facilities of the Maritime Park.
You can see his best and most impressive works there.