Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Visit Spain in North Africa! (Melilla, Spain)

Melilla Fort, North Africa (Spain). Photo by Simon Raven ©
Take a day trip by ferry from mainland Spain, and visit the less visited Spanish autonomous city of Melilla. Only 12.3 square kilometres in size, Melilla is the gateway to the Rif mountains in Morocco.

This is the Mediterranean Coast & the Rif chapter from Lonely Planet’s Morocco guidebook.

Mediterranean Coast & the Rif - Morocco (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Northern Morocco offers a beautiful coastline, a mountainous hinterland rarely explored by visitors and just one major city. East of beguiling Tangier lies one of the last stretches of undeveloped Mediterranean coast with high cliffs and sandy coves.

- dream the day away at a pavement cafe beneath the kasbah in Chefchaouen’s Plaza Uta el-Hammam

- browse Tangier’s myriad art galleries and stop for coffee at the Petit Socco, haunt of the Beat poets

- marvel at the dragons launching from the roof of a palace in Ceuta

Coverage includes: West Mediterranean, Tangier, Cap Spartel, Road to Ceuta, Ceuta (Sebta), The Rif Mountains, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Oued Laou, Targa to El-Jebha, Al-Hoceima, Al-Hoceima National Park, Cala Iris & Torres de Alcala, Trekking in the Rif Mountains: Talassemtane National Park, Chefchaouen to Bab Taza, East Mediterranean Coast, Melilla, Nador, East of Nador, Saïdia.

Click here to see more Lonely Planet travel guides for Morocco

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