Algeciras, Spain

Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar. It is largely an industrial city that supports the large deep water container port and nearby oil refinery.

The oldest area of the city, with narrow, steep streets, is the district of San Isidro. Among the most interesting monuments is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Palma, from the 18th century, and the chapel of Nuestra Señora de Europa, from the 17th century. It also has excellent beaches, like Rinconcillo, San García, and Getares,

Things to see and do

* Plaza Alta
* San Isidro district
* Getares beach
* Rinconcillo beach
* Murallas Merinies – explore 13th century remains

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Spanish
Population – 120,000 approx
Land Area – 86 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location – The port of Algeciras is centrally located in the city of Algeciras.

Transport Links – From Algeciras there are daily train connections to Madrid. Three a day on the picturesque route to Ronda and Granada.

There are daily ferry and hydrofoil services available.

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