Carved out of the Moroccan coastline, Melilla has both an old town - containing a 14th century fortress, which juts out into the sea, caves and numerous museums; and the 'new town', full of Modernist buildings - the second-largest collection outside of Barcelona. The centre is the long triangular Parque Hernández, well worth exploring, and the sandy beaches are ideal for relaxing on. Tax is lower here than on the mainland, and it is one of the last places in Spain to still provide free tapas with every drink in all its bars.
Cruises to Melilla
Departs: Liverpool • Sun 25 Oct 2020
12 nights • Black Watch • W2030
- Visiting a string of stunning cities where architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and cultural highlights await, you’ll find there’s so much more to southern Spain than sun, sea and sand.
- You can revel in Andalusia’s authentic side with calls at Cádiz and Malaga, where ancient monuments and landmarks, traditional tapas bars and even masterpieces from Pablo Picasso are yours to uncover.
- In the Murcian city of Cartagena, you’ll find an impressive mix of Roman and modernist marvels, while a visit to Melilla – a delight for sightseeing – offers a rare chance to sample a slice of Spanish Morocco.
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