Tarifa, the Southermost point of Europe

By Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012

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Tarifa is a small city on the southernmost tip of Spain, in fact it’s the southernmost point of Europe, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, facing Morocco across the Straits of Gibraltar.

Since Roman times there has been a fishing and port town here, with the name Tarifa coming from a Berber warrior who attacked and took the town in the 8th century, Tarif ibn Malik. Tarifa was the first town to ever charge merchants a fee for using its port and some say this is where the word tariff comes from.

Editor’s Note: This recommendations was taken from our Andalucia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Andalucia.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Walsh via Flickr.

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