Well, Gibraltar is a place which you either love or hate. I quite like it. It’s a rock, that is essentially what it is. It’s a British colony.Nigel Short, British chess player.
If that’s what you’re thinking, don’t worry I did to!
Gibraltar – “A treasure trove for avid Historians.”
“Gib” as the locals like to call Gibraltar, is situated at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It is recognized historically as the southernmost point of Europe and is also strategically positioned at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules. The nearby countries are Spain to the north and Morocco (North Africa) to the south, on the other side of the strait 24 kilometres (15 miles) away. The Rock is mainly Jurassic Limestone some 200 million years old.
Check out VISIT GIBRALTAR for all questions about the “Big Rock”, like where to stay, tours to take, and everything else you need to know about this ancient, rare place.
If it weren’t for Princess Cruises I probably would never have visited Gibraltar because I honestly have never heard of the place. I am extremely happy this spot was on our list because I made some wonderful memories. From walking on beautiful cobble stone streets with a delicious cappuccino in hand to exploring the historical World War II tunnels while snapping some photos with the only Barbary Macaques in the World!
We were only there for the day so I know I missed a lot. I was checking out VISIT GIBRALTAR and the beaches look so beautiful so make sure to stop by one. I also really wanted to go on the Cable Car but the line was way too long for people without prior reservations. So I highly suggest making reservations for all excursions ahead of time.
Enjoy the photos & fun facts!
Gibraltar is just 6.8km2 in size and, with a population of about 30,000 people. Gib has the 5th highest density of any country or territory in the world.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar
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The road into Gibraltar gets closed down every time a plane lands at the territory’s airport. Why? Well because the road into town is also the runway! Originally from the Atlas Mountains and the Rif Mountains of Morocco, the Barbary macaque population in Gibraltar is the only wild monkey population on the European continent.
“I walked into a sunset that did not belong to me, It’s vivid colors burning across the Mediterranean Sea. In a fragile, elusive moment of composure I gazed at the choppy sea moving closer. To the rugged, pebbly, rocky shore. Where I stood alone against the Rock. The Rock of Gibraltar arched with smile….. – Nara Hodge 2018 Dream of Gibraltar