The Houses of Worship Route
This route lets you see how different religions live side-by-side peacefully in Melilla as you visit the main houses of worship of the city’s four religious communities: Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus. This multicultural experience also gives you a chance to discover the traditions and ceremonies of the different religions, courtesy of the communities themselves.The first point on the route is the
Church of La Purísima Concepción
, in the Romanesque style, the oldest church in the city. It continues with the Art Nouveau synagogue Or Zoruah (Holy Light), notable for the blend of Caliphate and Nasrid motifs on its façade. Next is Zawiya al-Alawiya mosque, built with the express authorisation of King Alfonso XIII. Finally, the guided tour ends at the Mandir Hindu Temple, the only Hindu house of worship in Melilla.The tour is taken by bus on Sunday morning. It must be booked at least three days in advance at the Melilla Tourist Office, with your contact information. To take the tour, at least 6 people must have reserved a place.