Top things to do in Melilla

Top Choice Fort in Melilla

Melilla la Vieja

Perched over the Mediterranean, Melilla la Vieja is a prime example of the fortress strongholds that the Spaniards built along the Moroccan littoral during the 16th and 17th centuries. Much of it has been painstakin…
Top Choice Notable Building in Melilla

Palacio de Asamblea

Nieto’s art-deco Palacio de Asamblea, whose floor plan depicts a ducal crown, is an operating town hall, although the staff at the entrance are willing to show tourists around upon request. Worth seeing are two room…
Top Choice Seafood in Melilla

La Pérgola

A waterfront terrace makes this classy spot beneath the fortress walls a very pleasant place for a meal, or just a late-afternoon drink. The speciality is barbecued seafood, and at €10 the prix-fixe menu cannot be b…
Top Choice Tapas in Melilla

Casa Marta

This is a great tapas bar that brims with people of all ages both inside and out: outdoor seating is under a tent in the street. Free tapas is included with drinks; larger plates are available from the menu.
Cafe in Melilla


This cafe and bakery with indoor and outdoor seating is good to grab a quick eat or while away an hour with a book and a coffee. The bocadillos (sandwiches) are a perfect lunchtime snack, and it does some delicious …
Cafe in Melilla

La Pérgola

This cafe-bar on the pleasure-yacht harbour is an exceedingly pleasant place for a drink in the late afternoon, particularly on its wide sunny terrace on the waterfront.
Historic Building in Melilla

Las Cuevas del Conventico

These extensive and well-restored caves were used as a refuge during sieges, and pop out at a small beach below the cliffs. The Calle de la Concepción continues up to the baroque Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción an…
Landmark in Melilla

Plaza de España

Several fine examples of the city's heritage are on the Plaza de España, including Nieto’s Casino Militar, and the Banco de España. With its central fountain, the Plaza is a pleasant place to sit. At the centre is a…
Museum in Melilla

Museo Militar

Near the Iglesia de la Concepción, the Museo Militar is perched high over the Mediterranean. Its two small rooms are stuffed full of exhibits from the Spanish military in Melilla: regimental flags, medals, some grea…
Monument in Melilla

Statue Grande Libre

Melilla's role in modern Spanish history isn't forgotten. The Statue Grande Libre marks 7 July 1936, when Franco began the campaign against the government in Madrid. With a soldier and lion backed by a Fascist eagle…