The center of town is probably Plaza Europa
As one walks from the port past the security checkpoint and the palm tree lined street, one approaches the town circle, Plaza Espana. Here is the twin towered Palacio de la Assemblia (City Hall) designed by Ernesto Nieto. This is not to be confused with the taller, modern twin spired maritime building. Also on Plaza Espana is the #2 bus (Pl. Espana-Aforos) which goes to the border checkpoint near Beni Enzar, Morocco, the public library, the Parque Hernandez, and the main commercial street.
Good walking shoes!
If you want to explore beyond the city centre places such as the border fence, or the Moroccan hills you can see in the distance you should bring sturdy trainers or better still, trail shoes. Even if you want to stay in the town, it is very walkable, but good walking shoes will make life more comfortable during the day. Suncream
All of Melilla is off the beaten path!
The tourist office recommended the Mercado Central as a good place where tourists like to visit. I'm not sure why. I thought the old city would be a place where tourists like to visit. The Mercado Central is essentially a big fruit market.
The border line
Is one of the most watched and patroled borders in the whole world!!!
3 lines of fences and spins, cameras, night vision, heat detector and advisor, the Guardia Civil try to avoid illegal inmigrants from Central Africa and morocco, but there is people from all the continents coming here to cross the line to the european union. For example from Iraq, Pakistan and Sierra Leone!!. Only in 15kilometers of border. Now many inmigrants are living in a moroccan left houses and they eat even the monkeys and rabbits of the mountains.
A little bit of Spain in Northern Africa
For centuries the city of Melilla has been an outpost of Spain because of its strategic location on the peninsula of Tres Forcas on Africa's Mediterranean coast. In ancient times the city was occupied by Phoenicians and Carthaginians before it was integrated into the Roman Empire in the first century. When the Moors conquered Spain, Melilla became part of the Caliphate of Cordoba and later reverted to the kingdom of Fes. Melilla declined in the Middle Ages, becoming a refuge for pirates, until it was conquered by the Catholic Kings at the end of the fifteenth century, and it has remained Spanish since then (1497). Subsequent monarchs repopulated and fortified the city, and in the eighteenth century Melilla was further secured by numerous fortresses that still ring the city.
Melilla is one of the two spanish cities (the other one is Ceuta) in northern africa.