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Top 10 things to do in Gibraltar

16 August 2023

  1. Visit the Rock of Gibraltar: This iconic limestone rock formation is a must-see. It offers stunning views of the surrounding area and the opportunity to explore the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and the various tourist attractions along the way.

  2. See the Gibraltar Barbary Macaques: Gibraltar is home to a population of wild Barbary macaques, also known as “Barbary apes.” These playful monkeys are a popular attraction and are often found in various points along the Upper Rock’s pathways.

  3. Visit St. Michael’s Cave: This impressive limestone cave is not only a geological wonder but due to its excellent acoustics, it also serves as a venue for concerts and events.

  4. Visit the Great Siege Tunnels: These tunnels were constructed during the Great Siege of Gibraltar during the late 18th century, around the 24th June 1779 to the 7th February 1783. They offer a glimpse into the history of the Rock’s military defences and provide insight into the challenges faced during that time.

  5. Visit the Moorish Castle: This mediaeval fortress offers panoramic views of the city and the Strait of Gibraltar. It has a rich history and is a symbol of Gibraltar’s heritage.

  6. Visit Europa Point: This southernmost point of Gibraltar offers breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar, the African coastline, and the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll also find the historic Trinity Lighthouse and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque here.

  7. Explore Gibraltar’s Beaches: On the east side, you will enjoy the picturesque beaches in Gibraltar like Sandy Bay which was replenished with Sahara Desert Sand; Catalan bay, a colourful fishing village and Eastern Beach.

  8. Gibraltar Botanic Gardens: Also known as the Alameda Gardens, this peaceful oasis features a wide variety of plant species, including subtropical plants, cacti, a Wildlife Conservation Park and historical monuments.

  9. Explore Main Street: Stroll along Gibraltar’s main shopping street, with bustling sidewalks, exploring the numerous boutiques, duty-free shops, and souvenir stores that line the street. Shopping on Main Street is a delightful experience.

  10. Visit Ocean Village Marina: This modern marina is a hub of activity with restaurants, bars and active nightlife. It’s a great place to relax by the water, enjoy the views, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.
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