THE MONTE HACHO FORTRESS
This is a citadel built at the beginning of the 10th century under the orders of Almansur, currently preserving a series of walls with semicircular towers, possibly from the 16th century, which enclose various fortresses built in the 18th century. There are various buildings inside and the main one
was used as a prison for several centuries.
SMALL NEO-MEDIEVAL FORTRESSES AND TOWERS
The natural border between Ceuta and Morocco is formed by seven hills, crowned by seven neo-medieval style towers, built in the 19th century, designed as look-out points to defend the city. These seven hills were called Septem Frates (seven brothers) in the Roman era and the etymology of Ceuta is believed to come from this term.