Parque Marítimo del Mediterráneo

The Parque Marítimo del Mediterráneo is a leisure complex covering 55,000 m2 located in the autonomous Spanish city of Ceuta, bordering northern Morocco. It consists of three artificial lakes of salt water,[1] filtered directly from the sea. These are suitable for swimming during the summer months. The park also contains gardens, ornamental waterfalls, sunbathing areas, a stage for concerts and shows and various entertainment establishments such as bars, restaurants, pubs, a casino, and a nightclub, etc.[2] It was designed by the versatile Lanzarote-born artist César Manrique and inaugurated in 1995, nearly three years after his death.[1] It has similarities with Parque Marítimo César Manrique in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, designed by the same architect two decades earlier. In the centre of the complex is a unique building, as it mimics the Royal Walls of Ceuta and the moat of San Felipe. This building houses the casino, a nightclub and a restaurant. The park also has a permanent exhibition about its creator, Manrique.[1]

Parque Marítimo del Mediterráneo by night

Coordinates: 35°53′23.33″N 5°18′32.92″W / 35.8898139°N 5.3091444°W / 35.8898139; -5.3091444

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Griffin, Hugh (February 2010). Ceuta Mini Guide. Horizon Scientific Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-9543335-3-9. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ Facaros, Dana; Pauls, Michael (15 April 2008). Andalucia. New Holland Publishers. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-86011-389-5. Retrieved 16 February 2013.