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Estatua de Hercules

Muelle de la Puntilla, Ceuta, Spain
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Hercules dividing the continents

The statue itself is mildly interesting but the story behind more so. Google it. Oddly the penis... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Höpö L
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Nice Piece

This work is right in the centre of the town and well worth a photo stop. The back drop of the work... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
NeilfromGib
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Gibraltar
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  • Average13%
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“tale” (2 reviews)
“pillars” (4 reviews)
“statue” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Muelle de la Puntilla, Ceuta, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The statue itself is mildly interesting but the story behind more so. Google it. Oddly the penis has been covered with random blob of clay. The statue is worth a look and don't touristy photos. Just avoid the restaurant downstairs.

Thank Höpö L
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This work is right in the centre of the town and well worth a photo stop. The back drop of the work is irresistible for a memory image when on a trip to Ceuta.

Thank NeilfromGib
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

What an impressive work of art. A definite photo op from many angles. This statue is not that old, erected around 2006 but it is a gargantuan work of art that was built to mark the land of Africa where Hercules marked his pillars separating...More

Thank Della G
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

A must take photo opportunity showing Hercules pushing apart the pillars. Great statue on the water front.

Thank NeilSchier
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Estatua built to mark the beginning of The land of Africa, where Hercules marked his pillars, according to the Greek-mythology. This place is very close from Ceuta s downtown, shopping stores, infront of the Marina and only one min to the parque maritimo.

Thank Souhail M
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Wonderful highlight of a mythic tale. I allows for photos from several angles. Backlit at night, and very handy to the pedestrian walkways.

Thank Judith B
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

This is a portrayal of one of the Labors of Hercules that is pertinent to the Gibraltar area, so if you want the full impact, do a little research.

Thank Treece_MN
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

A short 20-minute stroll from the cruise port...this statue and area present great photo-ops. We were on the HA Oosterdam and would recommend the visit to this area and the old fort. There are no fees to visit.

Thank diyguy88
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

There's not a lot I can except this is an interesting statue and a bit of fun to have your photograh taken with We were Gibraltar has the other pillars of Hercules and I intend to find out more about their history.

Thank STaylor6
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