We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Steeped in History

The old town and fortress is a must visit when in Melilla. It doesn't take to long to walk round... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2016
Joe B
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Melilla la vieja

It is a fortress neighbour. There are various museums and establishments to see. If you are arround... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2015
khalid m
via mobile
Read all 217 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old town” (4 reviews)
“caves” (2 reviews)
“port” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Melilla, Spain
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (217)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The old town and fortress is a must visit when in Melilla. It doesn't take to long to walk round and there are a number of museums to stop at and take in the diverse cultural history .. Off season there is less going on...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

It is a fortress neighbour. There are various museums and establishments to see. If you are arround in august there a medieval show is held for three days. It is a must see event. Thare are also at least two beautiful small beaches hidden.

Thank khalid m
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is a very nice area in Melilla. The blue of the sea contrasts sharply with the light brown of the stone houses and churches to a dramatic effect. There are excellent views to be had at the many open areas of both the landward...More

Thank CDMG123
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, the other being Ceuta, and is surrounded on its landward side by Morocco, with three security fences preventing access from the latter. There are constant attempts by illegal immigrants to gain access to this Spanish...More

3  Thank masterecho
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Very nice place with the historical center. I spent the whole day here and the day was really nice. the historical centrum is reconstructed, there are nice restaurants, markets, museum, squares and parks. We spent 1 hour walking on the promenade at the port. Then...More

1  Thank Lucia S
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Discover the old city within the walls. Lots of interesting places to discover. Refuge caves, storage caves, the cove, walls, views, church, well....enjoyed every part of the visit.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I loved the ambience and disliked nothing at all! the location offers superb views and captures the essence of the history of Meiilla.

Thank ChristopherAuckland
Reviewed 28 October 2012

It seems to be difficult to get much information about Melilla, but it is worth the effort, and actually an easy and economical day trip from Malaga and Torremolinos. We paid Euro 70 for round trip air tickets on Iberia for a 35 minute flight....More

5  Thank bavarianbiker
Reviewed 17 July 2012

The history behind this fort is amazing The county did a great job restoring the town

2  Thank argiequeen
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Very cute little part of town. The fort is actually very nice, it's all very well renovated, and you can go around in 15 minutes, so you have time to go to the beach!

Thank reluck
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Los Polillas
65 reviews
.09 miles away
La Muralla
13 reviews
.11 miles away
Cafeteria Navona
16 reviews
.13 miles away
Mantelete
7 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Torreon de la Avanzadilla
.01 miles away
Plaza de la Avanzadilla
.01 miles away
Museo Ibanez de Melilla
3 reviews
.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ciudad Vieja staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit