Guide to Algeciras, andalucia, cadiz spain
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Places in Spain - Algeciras
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Algeciras in southern Spain was once an elegant resort but has developed into an industrial hub and port and is known as the gateway to Morocco.

   
The port thrived when Franco closed the border between Spain and Gibraltar. Algeciras then absorbed the workers that used to work on the rock. Visitors here will find the place a hive of activity and having a surprisingly ugly and untidy feel. However, the port is an interesting visit with its huge, functional fishing fleet and a ferry terminal of quite huge proportions.

 

This is the main port for the migrant Moroccan workers heading home for their holidays from the factories and farms all over Europe. During the summer the N340 highway becomes choked with heavily laden vehicles heading for the ferry terminal. Ferries run daily to Morocco.

 

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One noteworthy place in the town is the Plaza Alta, just 5 minutes walk from the port. Here you will find the 18th century church of Nuestra Senora de la Palma. A quiet place to sit.

We are sure there are some nice places in Algeciras but we failed to find them.

 

We found the city to be very scruffy and run down. Many roads and parks are fenced off making access difficult (maybe has something to do with the port and immigration). There were areas in Algeciras that felt a little uneasy and we didn't stop long.

 

Algeciras beachg
The beach in Algeciras had beautiful sand but was very untidy and run down. The views weren't very nice and the access roads were in a terrible state. The housing estates on the approach had a shanty town feel - we wern't impressed. Algeciras was our least enjoyable visit. To be fair to Algeciras, it appears that the authorities are slowly trying to improve it's reputation and appearance.

Algeciras theatre

Algeciras

From Algeciras you can continue west along the N340 highway to Tarifa then on to Cadiz. The coastal route is certainly scenic. Watch for the massive array of wind turbines on the hillside, overlooking the bay, quite a picture and generating massive amounts of electricity, 24 hours a day.

Contacts
Albergue Juvenil Algeciras 956 679 060
Audiencia Provincial 956 027 209
Autoridad Portuaria Bahía de Algeciras 956 585 400
Ayuntamiento de Algeciras 956 672 700
Bomberos 085
Post Office, Algeciras 956 587 405
Cruz Roja, Algeciras 956 664 585
Fundación Municipal de Cultura 956 630 036
Grúa Municipal, Algeciras 956 660 155
Guardia Civil, Algeciras 956 661 100
Hospital Punta Europa, Algeciras 956 025 000
Museo Municipal Algeciras 956 570 672
Oficina de Turismo, Algeciras 956 572 636
Policía Local 092
Policía Nacional 091
Teatro Municipal Florida, Algeciras 956 663 321

 


Transport

Estación Autobuses Comes, Algeciras- 956 653 456

Estación Autobuses Linesur, Algeciras- 956 667 649

Estación Autobuses Portillo, Algeciras- 956 651 055

RENFE (información) (Rail), Algeciras- 956 630 202

Transporte marítimo Transmediterranea - 956 587 517

Transporte marítimo Buquebus, Algeciras- 956 652 065

Transporte marítimo Euroferrys, Algeciras- 956 652 324

Radio Taxis, Algeciras- 956 655 512

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Entertainment

Plaza Alta - Dates from 1807 and reformed in 1930

The main market in Algeciras - Calle Panaderia

Church of Senora de la Palma - 18th century church

Capilla of Senora de Europa - 18th century church

Capilla del Santa Cristo de la Alameda - Church from 1776

Constitutional House - Dating from 1887

Bullring (Plaza de Torros)

Municipal Museum - Located in a 19th century house

 

 

 

 

   
   
 
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