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  Melilla - Tourist Promotion of Melilla - Modernist Melilla
The modernist Melilla that we know today was built at the beginning of the 20th Century, and is the result of a mixture of styles practiced by architects who believed in the city, imbuing it with a serene and vigorous elegance.
This modernist essence was brought to Melilla by the architect Enrique Nieto, a disciple of Gaudí, who, at the start of the last century escaped from the shadow of the Catalan genius to let his imagination run free in the streets of this north-African city.
As the 20th century began, Melilla was undergoing a transformation due to the consequences of significant economic, social and political changes.
www.melillaturismo.com /ingles/modernista.htm   (1225 words)

  
  Melilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melilla is a Spanish exclave on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, neighbouring Morocco.
Melilla was a Phoenician and later Punic establishment under the name of Rusadir.
The border is secured by the Melilla border fence, a six-meter-tall double fence with watch towers, yet refugees frequently manage to cross it illegally, avoiding the attempts by Spanish police to take them back to their home countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melilla   (1112 words)

  
 MELILLA - LoveToKnow Article on MELILLA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Melilla, the first place captured by Spain on the African mainland, was seized from the Moors in 1490.
In 1893 the Riffians besieged Melilla and 25,000 men had to be despatched against them.
from Melilla and a railway to the mines was begun.
23.1911encyclopedia.org /M/ME/MELILLA.htm   (393 words)

  
 CEUTA/ MELILLA
Melilla is located slightly more than 150 nautical miles east of Ceuta and stands on a large cape which extends some 15 miles out from the coast.
Melilla is administered by the Spanish province of Malaga.
Ceuta and Melilla are, in a practical sense, separated from Spain by the Mediterranean Sea but also by their local administrations.
www.shop-in-spain.com /ceuta.htm   (840 words)

  
 Melilla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Melilla is an enclave with an area of 12,5 km²; in mainland Morocco.
Melilla is governed through a 25 seat local council with 6 parties, of which Groupo Independiente Liberal is the largest with 7 seats.
1497: Melilla is conquered by the ducal house of Midina Sidonia, with the blessings of the Spanish crown.
lexicorient.com /e.o/melilla.htm   (436 words)

  
 Parador hotel Spain Melilla Ceuta Paradors
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.
Melilla's gastronomy, based on the exceptional fish and shellfish from nearby waters, is in essence Andalusian but with interesting Moroccan overtones, and the city is filled with tapas bars.
Melilla's most striking feature is the Old City or Citadel -the original fifteenth century walled city of steep narrow streets at the highest point of the city that has been declared a historic-artistic monument.
www.parapromotions-spain.com /parador/regions/Northafrica.html   (769 words)

  
 Melilla travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Melilla [1] is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, on the Moroccan side of the Mediterranean.
Melilla is completely surrounded by Moroccan territory (and the sea), and this is obviously a very sensitive border.
Melilla la Vieja, the fortified old town, on a hill overlooking the port.
wikitravel.org /en/Melilla   (484 words)

  
 Melilla border fence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Melilla border fence is a separation barrier between Morocco and Melilla's city, in Spain.
Constructed by Spain, its stated purpose is to stop illegal immigration and smuggling.
Morocco has objected to the construction of the barrier, as it considers Melilla to be occupied Moroccan land, and has sought full devolution of the territory since 1975.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melilla_border_fence   (314 words)

  
 Melilla, Spain
The port, garrison town and free-trade zone of Melilla (Arabic Mlilya or Ras el-Querk, Berber Tamlilt) is a Spanish enclave (plaza de soberanía) of 12.3 sq.km/4.75 sq.mi on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.
It is strategically situated on the east side of a small bay on the peninsula of Beni Sicar or Gelaia, 25km/15mi south of Cabo Tres Forcas and 14km/9mi north of the Moroccan town of Nador.
Melilla is a town of purely Andalusian character.
www.planetware.com /spain/melilla-e-and-mel.htm   (482 words)

  
 Spain heightens fence at African enclave | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Spanish authorities are rushing to double the height of a fence surrounding the north African enclave of Melilla after a dozen more immigrants were injured in a battle with police as they tried to find a way on to European soil.
Melilla is, with Ceuta, one of two Spanish enclaves on the coast of north Africa whose sovereignty is also claimed by Morocco.
Local NGOs in Melilla claim the body of a fourth man was secretly removed by Moroccan police, who have spent several weeks chasing the sub-Saharan Africans out of forests surrounding the enclave.
www.guardian.co.uk /spain/article/0,2763,1575438,00.html   (474 words)

  
 Lighthouses of Ceuta and Melilla
Ceuta and Melilla are Spanish cities on the north coast of Morocco.
Melilla is in the northeastern corner of Morocco, near the Algerian border, while Ceuta is in the north, directly opposite Gibraltar.
Melilla has been Spanish since 1497; Ceuta was taken by Portugal in 1415 and has been under Spanish control since 1580.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/ceu.htm   (743 words)

  
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MELILLA, Spain - About 350 would-be illegal immigrants stormed part of the metal fence separating the Spanish north African enclave of Melilla from Morocco at dawn Monday.
Local authorities were unable Monday to explain how the immigrants managed to break through or over the fence, whose height had been raised to six metres (20 feet), in the latest in a series of assaults on the barrier.
About 300 of those entering Melilla headed for the police station to register and be given notice of expulsion, a procedure which gives them access to the local reception centre, medical aid and possible entry to the European Union.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/morocco/?id=14681=14681&format=0   (426 words)

  
 Melilla, Spanish North Africa: The strange feeling
Few people are aware of the existence of Spanish Morocco, and Melilla is much less known than the other part, Ceuta.
While Melilla is pleasant, clean and apparently well-off, most of this is the result of subsidies from the Spanish state and EU.
Melilla is far more a mixture of Spanish and Moorish, than most cities in southern Spain.
www.lexicorient.com /morocco/melilla.htm   (209 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | New storming of Spanish enclave
Melilla and nearby Ceuta are seen as stepping stones to Europe by African immigrants.
Most arrive without documentation, leaving the police in Melilla to take their details and issue them with expulsion papers.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo says that many of the sub-Saharan immigrants then hope to be sent to mainland Spain on the premise of being sent back to their own countries.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4289818.stm   (462 words)

  
 EUROPA - Rapid - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The large-scale and coordinated attempts to enter Ceuta and Melilla are a new phenomenon that is a clear indication of the mounting migration pressure on Morocco and Europe.
During its two day visit to Ceuta and Melilla, the technical mission of the Commission met with representatives of the Spanish authorities responsible for control and surveillance of the external borders and was informed about the current state of illegal immigration from Morocco into Spanish territory.
The technical mission visited the reception centres in both Melilla and Ceuta and was convinced of the many efforts of the Spanish authorities to ensure the humane and dignified treatment of those in these centres.
europa.eu.int /rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/05/380&...   (5175 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Melilla (Morocco Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It is a free port, and the principal industry is fishing.
Spain has held the city since 1496 despite many attacks by Moroccans; Morocco continues to object to Spanish control of Melilla.
Melilla was one of the sites in Spanish Morocco where the revolt that became (1936) the Spanish civil war broke out.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Melilla.html   (166 words)

  
 Religioscope - > Jews leaving Ceuta and Melilla
Ceuta and slightly smaller Melilla are unlike any other part of Spain, where no Jews lived — at least not openly — until religious freedom was reinstated in the 19th century.
The Jewish presence in Melilla is said to have started several years after the expulsion with a Spanish aristocrat who had Jewish ancestors.
Yet he acknowledged that the communities are dwindling — primarily, he said, because there’s little future for young Jews in the enclaves, whose economies are dependent on tourism, trade and government subsidies.
www.religioscope.com /notes/2002/081_jews_ceuta.htm   (814 words)

  
 melilla - Ask.com Web Search
Melilla is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, located on the northernmost tip of Maghreb, on the Mediterranean coast.
Melilla is an enclave with an area of 12,5 km⊃2; in mainland Morocco.
Melilla is a Spanish exclave on the Mediterranean Rif coast of North Africa, neighbouring Morocco.
www.ask.com /web?q=melilla   (273 words)

  
 Immigration's Grisly Edge in Ceuta and Melilla [Weblog] - Daniel Pipes
Ceuta and Melilla, two Spanish outposts on the Moroccan mainland, have been under Spanish control since the very end of the Crusading period.
The president of Melilla, Juan José Imbroda, reports that about 15,000 sub-Saharan Africans (note: not Moroccans) attempted to smuggle themselves into Melilla in the less than two years since 2004; before that, only 350 would-be immigrants tried to do this in the six previous years.
This past week alone, at least three Africans died when 70 Africans stormed Melilla, while Moroccan authorities found the bodies of 30 sub-Saharan migrants washed up on the Atlantic shore after the sinking of their small boat heading to Spain.
www.danielpipes.org /blog/107   (1001 words)

  
 Spain - Melilla - North Africa - Parador de Melilla
In Melilla you should not miss visiting the Ciudadela which was first erected in the fifteenth century, the Mosque and the Synagogue, the Purisima Concepcion Church, the City Museum, and the Rostrogordo pine forests.
In Melilla there are two big commemorations during the year: The Virgin of Victoria, on September 8th, and Pedro Estopinan who founded the city, on September 17th.
The activities that you may carry out in Melilla are mainly sea-oriented such as swimming, scuba diving, and sailing.
paradores-spain.com /spain/pmelilla.html   (635 words)

  
 Inciting Terrorism - Tourists, Immigrants, Borders and Walls - Worldpress.org
The Melilla Wall is therefore an incitement to terrorism and a legitimation of its effects.
Pure individuals, the men and women who climb over the Melilla Wall and destroy their passport in order that they not be returned to their sub-sovereign nations, deprived therefore of any ward, resourceless and stateless, are changed into persons, into mere persons, and have no more than their bare human condition with which to resist.
The Spaniards who stroll through the square in Marrakesh are nothing in and of themselves; and their self-assuredness, and disdain for others, their presumed invulnerability, is not the result of anything they have done or deserved but exclusively the result of their ownership of a passport whose aleatory value can suddenly disappear into thin air.
www.worldpress.org /Europe/2168.cfm   (1904 words)

  
 Spain - Melilla - North Africa - Parador de Melilla
In Melilla you should not miss visiting the Ciudadela which was first erected in the fifteenth century, the Mosque and the Synagogue, the Purisima Concepcion Church, the City Museum, and the Rostrogordo pine forests.
In Melilla there are two big commemorations during the year: The Virgin of Victoria, on September 8th, and Pedro Estopinan who founded the city, on September 17th.
The activities that you may carry out in Melilla are mainly sea-oriented such as swimming, scuba diving, and sailing.
parapromotions-spain.com /parador/spain/pmelilla.html   (687 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Melilla: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Melilla, en la frontera de la convivencia: una manifestación con eslóganes antisemitas, unas pintadas en favor de Ben Laden y el aumento de las amenazas...
Ceuta y Melilla: las cosas como son; Dijo Mariano (Rajoy) muy clarito: "carece de objeto cualquier diálogo o reflexión sobre Ceuta y Melilla".
Amenazas económicas a Ceuta y Melilla (1): antecedentes.
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Melilla&tag=tradingtraine-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (778 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Spain reinforces enclave borders
Spanish authorities in the enclave of Melilla in North Africa are reinforcing border fences targeted by immigrants trying to leave Morocco.
Melilla and Spain's other African enclave Ceuta are targeted by immigrants, many from sub-Saharan Africa, as stepping-stones to the European Union.
Journalist Mustafa Hamed, of Melilla Hoy newspaper said the situation inside Melilla itself was relatively calm.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/4271536.stm   (416 words)

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