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Los Caños de Meca

An endless view across the sea

Los Caños de Meca is a small seaside village to the east of Cape Trafalgar on the Costa de la Luz of Spain. This is a town with a long history and a great place to take the dogs, or the family, for a long walk.

The history of Los Caños de Meca is deeply embedded in the history of Spain and mirrors the passage of time and of cultures. It was known to the romans as Fretus Herculeum and to the arabs as Boughaz el Tarek and its name is thought to relate to the abundance of water and the arabic view that water was a prized element, reflecting the beauty from which all life springs.

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If you look out to sea and transport yourself back nearly two hundred years, you might just be able to glimpse the smoke from gunshot and flame rising above the Battle of Trafalgar that was fought near the coast of Caños de Meca, off the Cape of Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805. This battle, between the British armada and a combined French and Spanish armada was a defining battle in the Napoleonic Wars.

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