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An open destination which serves as a link between two continents and in which four different cultures come together and intermingle: Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish. A good way to understand this is by following the Route of the Temples, which takes a tour of the holy places of each of these religions. Another attraction is its Modernist architecture. In fact, after Barcelona, this is the city in Spain with the most Art Déco and Modernist buildings –about 900. Another highlight is the Ciudadela citadel, an outstanding example of the evolution of military architecture between the 15th and 18th centuries. And finally, Melilla is the perfect destination for sports enthusiasts. Attractions in the surrounding area include a visit to Mount Gurugú with its resident colony of monkeys, and water sports lovers will be able to have fun with water bikes, as well as scuba-diving on its rocky sea bed, with its abundance of marine life.
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