Travel to Melilla
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to travel to Melilla gives you the chance to discover the mix of cultures which is apparent throughout the entire city. Melilla’s importance over the years, due to its privileged location, means that it has become a wonderful destination to explore.
What to see in Melilla?
When you disembark from the ferry in Melilla, you’ll see the most attractive zone close to the port. This old city is still home to remains from other periods of time, such as the canons, the fortified towers and bastions, and the Conventico Caves. And, if the heat is a little too much, you can take a stroll to the Ensenada de los Galápagos beach and cool off in the water.
When you’ve finished your tour of the historical part of the city, continue on to the city centre to explore other points of interest such as Hernández Park, La Mezquita bullring, or the Square of Four Cultures. If you have chosen to board the ferry to Melilla in your own car, you’ll be able to travel to wonderful places such as the fort of Rostrogordo, just 15 minutes from the centre of Melilla.
What to do in Melilla?
Melilla’s fusion of cultures is apparent in the modernist route you can take to visit buildings such as La Reconquista (the Reconquest), el Palacio de la Asamblea (the town hall), the Cámara de Comercio (Chamber of Commerce), Casa Tortosa… and the square, Plaza Héroes de España.
Aside from Ensenada de los Galápagos, Hipódromo beach is another option if you want a swim in some blue flag waters. If you would prefer to stroll alongside the Alboran sea, the Horcas Coloradas Promenade is the best choice.
How to reach Melilla?
You can travel to Melilla on the ferry routes offered by Baleária from Almeria and Málaga. Click on the links to see the timetables which best suit you… and get ready to sail with Baleária!
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