The 10 Best Things to Do in Melilla, Spain

September 26, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Melilla (/məˈliːjə/ mə-LEE-yə; Spanish: [meˈliʎa], locally [meˈliʝa]; Arabic: مليلية‎, Maliliyyah; Berber languages: ⵎⵔⵉⵜⵙ, Mřič) is a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco, with an area of 12.3 km (4.7 sq mi). Melilla, along with Ceuta, is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa. It was part of the Province of Málaga until 14 March 1995, when the city's Statute of Autonomy was passed.
Restaurants in Melilla

1. Ciudad Vieja

Melilla, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

Ciudad Vieja

Reviewed By Nigel k - Hermanus, South Africa

Go here first when you visit Melilla as the old quarter and its various museums set the historical scene of Melilla and it is all free!
The ethnographic museum is particularly good with interesting displays and objects from the collection. You can easily spend a morning wandering around this interesting place.

2. Hernandez Park

Espana Square, Melilla, Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Hernandez Park

Reviewed By Joe B - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Central in Manila, this park quickly becomes central to your day when taking in the town. Plenty going on, beautiful architecture, statues and flora. Great for people watching or just resting tired legs. Great level of maintenance and a photographers heaven. Enjoy

3. Coleccion de Arte Sacro y Cuevas del Conventico

Calle de la Concepcion, 52001 Melilla, Spain +34 952 68 09 29
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Coleccion de Arte Sacro y Cuevas del Conventico

Reviewed By ChristopherAuckland - Auckland

When I visited the access route was partially blocked and one had a long walk with no signs. I had to ask several local people for directions.

4. Triangulo de Oro del Modernismo

Plaza Heroes de Espana S/N, 52001 Melilla, Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Triangulo de Oro del Modernismo

Reviewed By Noelia G - Melilla

Dont miss the city centre of Melilla,it is full of modernis buildings designed by a disciple of Gaudí,the catalonian Enrique Nieto. Some of his most relevant buildings are located facing the Plaza de España,and others along the Avenida Juan Carlos I. Dont miss el Edificio de los Cristales!

5. Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla

Plaza Heroes de Espana s/n | Plaza de España, s/n, 52001 Melilla, Spain
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla

Reviewed By Mancunian53 - Manchester

This town is fascinating, but I didnt feel comfortable as a woman alone and I can't remember the last time Insaid this about anywhere. I was constantly on my guard and felt unsafe and insecure.
The place is oddly quiet, it lacks people, traffic and a general busyness. The old town is amazing and I spent the whole day there, but going for food in the evening, I felt really unhappy about.

6. Plaza de Espana

Melilla, Spain
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Plaza de Espana

Reviewed By CDMG123 - Rabat, Morocco

Because Melilla is so small, on any length of stay, you will find yourself passing through the plaza quite often. And you will be happy to do so, because the beautiful space, the access to the park and the historic facades that surround the plaza all make for a very nice visit.

7. Plaza de las Cuatro Culturas

Pablo Vallesca | 1, 52001 Melilla, Spain
Excellent
41%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Plaza de las Cuatro Culturas

Reviewed By T3T - Western Norway, Norway

We enjoyed our visits to this plaza. Visiting the tourist office at the plaza. Enjoying the Cafes/restaurants scattered around the plaza.

8. Fundacion Gaselec

Plaza Rafael Fernandez de Castro, 52001 Melilla, Spain +34 952 67 19 02
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Fundacion Gaselec

Reviewed By Richard K - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Realistic life-size models of dinosaurs (at least one with feathers as per the recent thinking) with atmospheric lighting and noises - could be a bit scary for little children! Free entry, but opening times are variable, so check before you go.

9. Sinagoga Or Zaruah o Yamin Benarroch

Melilla, Spain
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Sinagoga Or Zaruah o Yamin Benarroch

Reviewed By CDMG123 - Rabat, Morocco

This Synagogue is a fascinating blend of architectural styles and elements. It is currently being renovated, so there are lots of construction noises, but it still is well worth a visit if you can arrange one.

10. Almacenes de las Penuelas

Calle de la Maestranza, 2-4, Melilla, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4 based on 16 reviews

Almacenes de las Penuelas

Reviewed By Flugwiesel - Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

In the Old Quarters you will find the Municipal Museums complex which is a threefold presentation, a "Melilla Historic Museum with add-ons". You will find a rather tiny section on the sephardic (jewish) heritage of Melilla, a broader and much educating one on the Amazigh (that is Berber) culture of the area around and finally the emphasis of the exhibition, the town#s history and way through the ages. Good explanations, a great place to visit. Other facilities you may need are in good shape.

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