My Visit to Spanish Morocco and the City of Melilla

My Visit to Spanish Morocco and the City of Melilla, Melilla, Spain (B)

Remember how I said I was on a Mysterious Morocco and Seductive Spain cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines? On this day we were in port in Melilla, which I thought was in Spain. Technically, it’s Spain, but it’s considered an autonomous Spanish city in Spanish North Africa and Morocco has officially claimed it as an occupied territory. Confused yet? So was I, but let’s try to figure this out.

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The map above shows where Spain is in relation to Northern Africa. The highlighted area in red is Melilla. In addition to Melilla, there is one other autonomous Spanish city, Ceuta.

With an area of a little less than 5 square miles, Melilla shares a border with Morocco and has a population of approximately 75,000 including ethnic Spaniards, ethnic Riffian Berbers, as well as Sephardic Jews and Sindhi HIndus. While Spanish is considered the official language, both Spanish and Riffian-Berber are the most widely spoken languages in Melilla. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Visit to Spanish Morocco and the City of Melilla
Guide Location: Spain » Melilla
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marian Krueger
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza de España
  • Plaza Héroes de España
  • Parque Hernández
  • Cafetería Nuevo California
  • Melilla la Vieja
  • Arte Árabe