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Great for exploring on foot

The old town and fortress are steeped in history and u must visit here. The views from the top are... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Kingpaul100
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Malaga, Spain
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Well worth a visit.

The castle & old town are quite amazing. It is a huge building & parts are inhabited. The museums... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
villager51
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Its a nice place to visit, when you have to much time to spend in Melilla... Otherwise it's not that good looking / great. My advice is to visit this place at the sunset!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

The old town and fortress are steeped in history and u must visit here. The views from the top are brilliant. Area is surprisingly quite residential. Very few restaurants/ bars.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The castle & old town are quite amazing. It is a huge building & parts are inhabited. The museums are worth visiting & all free!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank villager51
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must place to see when visiting Spain. Good for one full day or overnight stay. Has an amazing contrast of ocean, cultures, the past and present. Very interesting historic landmark. You can hear the bells from a Catholic Church and Muslim prayers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 172kristalk
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Plan to spend at least a whole day visiting, and be sure to go through the caves. The staff are very helpful, which is good because it is easy to become lost among the many twists and turns. The size alone is impressive, but the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ECraigMcKay
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the fort in a weekday in early March. The fort was open but everything inside the fort was closed. It's still nice to stroll around a bit, and everything has been really nicely restored and is well maintained. But after half an hour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chris_Jetten
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Fascinating place, with lots of museums, all free. I highly recommend the archaeology museum and the guided tour of the caves.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Climbing above the port you get a real impression of how strategic this city has been. A beautiful location - make sure you visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank IOAbroad
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting with 3 museums all were free entry informative & friendly staff, the town is easy to walk around great architecture

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MONDRON
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is an amazing place in Melila , it is on the sea and inside is very nice small romantic beach. You can see young man jumping to the water from rock, nice...

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Borekn
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