Top attractions in Gibraltar
At the mouth of the Mediterranean sits Gibraltar's rocky stretch of natural splendor. With a fascinating political history, this peninsula boasts a diverse architectural legacy and continues to be a popular stop for cruise ships touring the Spanish coasts.
This epic limestone promontory provides delights from both above and below. Explore the Great Siege Tunnels or monkey around in the Apes' Den with the famous Barbary macaques.
Once believed to be bottomless, this rocky marvel is shrouded in mystery and teeming with history. The Cathedral Cave is now a performance space, so plan ahead to catch a show.
Beautifully kept, this walled oasis contains Mediterranean fauna, a Dragon Tree canopy and picturesque pools. Tours run everyday from the George Don Gates at 10:30AM for £5.
East of the city lies this peaceful fishing village. Escape the busy city center for its sandy shore - one of Gibraltar's best beaches - and row of wonderful seafood restaurants.
As Gibraltar's southernmost point, on a clear day you can see the coast of Africa from its rocky peak. Walk along to the iconic Trinity Lighthouse and Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.
Since the 11th century, the great square tower of Gibraltar's castle has sat high on its hillside. Today the ruins of the Tower of Homage and Gate House are well worth a visit.
A beautiful blend of classic Islamic and Byzantine architecture, the mosque sits proudly on Europa Point. Explore the exquisite interior, just remember to respect the dress code.
A long weekend in Gibraltar is more than enough time to visit its must-see sights, but to make the most of its best beaches and beautiful surroundings make it a week. With a Spanish border, it's easy to hire a car and visit Cadiz or Seville within a couple of hours.
Gibraltar has plenty of quaint seaside hotels to pick from, many only a stone's throw from the city's main attractions. Though often on the pricier side, booking well in advance can save you some pretty pennies. If you're planning a Spanish adventure, the nearby cities of La Linea or Tarifa serve as great jumping-off locations.
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- Spring and Fall are the best times to go sight-seeing in Gibraltar. The summer weather is quite hot, as one can imagine with the African continent just across the Strait. The winter climate is mild, but there is always a chance you could get rained in!
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What people are saying about Gibraltar
We looked online and read through the various rewiews. To be honest we were a little worried about how the trip would care. There was no need to worry. The whole experience was wonderful. We saw 10s and 10s of dolphins and they were right under our boat. We had plenty of opportunities to take lots of pics. The staff were lovely and the Marine biologist was fabulous. Such a treasure trove of knowledge. It was great to listen to her info about these beautiful mammals. The captain of the boat was kind enough to keep the boat from docking so that we could all witness a BA airplane take off from the runway which was just a few hundred metres away from the port. As an aside, it would be a good idea to park your car in Spain and walk to the border. We parked in Calle Peurto De La Luz for free and got a taxi for nearly 4€ to the border control. So much easier.one of the families on the same trip as us also from UK said that they were stuck in their car in the border queue for a long while.
I took a day trip with Get Your Guide from Malaga to Gibraltar. And we had a very patient, excellent driver and fantastic storytelling local guide (Chris?), which I can highly recommend. He also had a focus on the safety relating to the monkeys. But I do also suggest some changes to the set-tup. We were a small group (8-10 total) of which 4 hadn't read / understood the trip guidance, and showed up without no passport/ID, which delayed us at the border. This could have been avoided, if the driver had checked ID/passport-situation before leaving Malaga. Shouldn't be necessary, but.. 2 from that specific group also had challenges committing to the guide's instructions and were constantly late. This meant that we had to cancel our planned trip to the old city in Gibraltar due to timing. I know it is not Get Your Guide's fault, but yet made me change my way for the next trip (Ronda) - I went on my own.
Honestly, It takes too much time checking passports and other documents once onboard by the Morocco authorities, but I guess there isn't another way to do it. Many people on my trip, has to wait long time to have their docs. stamped even when the ferry was at port and many left already like me. Too many persons equals too much time the inspection. On the other hand, the return was okay and they easest the necessary immigration control.
The tour was well coordinated and the guides seemed well informed. After 2 hours for shopping, just 2 hours for the sight seeing is too short. Need more time to explore the cave. Cable car ride can be an optional item. Breakfast halt at a rather dirty road side restaurant can be avoided since the cafes in Gibraltar are much better.
Good service and a nice boat tour were we saw lots of dolphins of different kind. The cabin up to the Gibraltar cliff was a little scary in the beginning, but it was really okey and what a view! Many monkeys, even one in the restaurant gave speed to the people.