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So beautiful !!!

This is a must place to see when visiting Spain. Good for one full day or overnight stay. Has an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristal K
via mobile
Although a residential area, it is mostly a fortress

Plan to spend at least a whole day visiting, and be sure to go through the caves. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
ECraigMcKay
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Almunecar, Spain
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
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Melilla, Spain
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"old town"
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"archaeology museum"
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"fort"
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"caves"
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"port"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Kristal K
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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

Thank ECraigMcKay
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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

Thank Chris_Jetten
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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.

Thank Mancunian53
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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.

Thank IOAbroad
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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

Thank MONDRON
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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...

Thank Borekn
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Pleasant to stroll around, located in the city center. Melilla is small as it is so it is a blessing to have some green areas to go to

Thank Andrés C
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to walk around. Multiple museums explaining the rich history of the Spanish territory. Places to eat, just a wonderful experience for the entire family.

Thank Sheldon L
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Ciudad Vieja translates as old town but it is not really an old town but four forts joined together and the biggest fort I have ever visited. It is quite hilly and lots of steps but you get rewarded with good views. There is a...More

Thank Amanda W
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