Ancient Civitas Romanorum, "Sisebuto" to the Goths, Ceuta is located in North Africa at a short distance from the Peninsula, with which there are good sea and air links. Despite its small size, the city has all it takes for organizing corporate events, congresses and meetings. In addition to a wide selection of three- and four-star hotels, several of which have function rooms, the Palacio de la Asamblea Autónoma, opened in 1927, which has a magnificent assembly hall among other facilities, and the Grand Casino are Ceuta's star event venues.
A highly contended enclave for many centuries because of its strategic location as the gateway of the Mediterranean, Ceuta is a melting pot of nations and cultures, the peaceful co-existence of its citizens – Catholics, Muslims, Hindus, and Jews – having always been its mark of identity. Featuring among the city's many attractions are its wonderful beaches, monuments – above all the cathedral, the walls and the Monte Hacho Fort – museums, and the Maritime Park of the Mediterranean, with over 46,000m2 of saltwater lakes, greenery and waterfalls, where the Grand Casino and the marina are located. Shopping in Ceuta is also worth a special mention, due to the fact that as a free port it is one of the cheapest places in Spain, together with Melilla and Andorra.
Taking into account this unique cultural heritage, along with the city's restaurants serving delicious local cuisine, enviable climate with over 300 days of sunshine, vibrant nightlife, hospitable atmosphere, and choice of leisure activities, with the accent on water sports, it is not difficult to understand why Ceuta is such a popular MICE destination.
Then, beyond the city's frontiers, Morocco beckons, offering business tourists many options from daytrips to the medinas of Tangiers and Chefchaouen and cultural tours of the imperial cities of Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Meknes and Casablanca to trekking through the Rif and 4x4 raids in the lands beyond the Atlas Mountains.