Gibraltar as small as it is, it would still take two or three days to see most of the sights on the island. One must go to the top of the rock of course and walking, driving, and cable-car are all good options to reach the summit.
The roads will take you past beautiful St Michael’s Cave, the 8th Century Moorish Castle, and also provide you an encounter with the famous Barbary Apes that inhabit the cliffs. From The Top you can look over to the Rif Mountains and down to the town and nearby beaches. Sightseeing is not the only option for visitors to Gibraltar, there is plenty more to see and do, from beaches and museums to pubs and casinos.
With its combination of geographical location, climate and unique history, together with the preservation of areas of a habitat that has made Gibraltar a tiny paradise for wildlife. The town and rock have a simple layout. Main Street (La Calle Real) runs for most of the town’s length.
It is a large promontory of Jurassic limestone, situated in South-western Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain. The 5km-long (3 mile) rock contains 143 caves, over 48km (30 miles) of road and miles of tunnels.
Weddings & Getting Married on the rock in Gibraltar
Why choose Gibraltar as a wedding venue? Well it’s been a favourite for many a celebrity including John Lennon and Yoko Ono as well as 007 actor Sean Connery who loved it so much he married on the island twice.
The wonderful views from the rock is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony however as well as a civil service at the registry office you can also marry in Gibraltar at the Mount, The Dell at the Alameda Gardens, the top of the Rock and the Garrison Library.
There is no minimum residency restrictions on Gibraltar so you can marry within 24 hours of being on the island, however, it is advisable to pre-book the registry office. The registry is open Monday to Friday although weekend weddings in Gibraltar can take place at approved civil locations on the island.
What you need to get married in Gibraltar
Birth Certificate, Certificate of single status, if widowed a copy of your husbands death certificate, if divorced your previous marriage certificate and your final and absolute divorce decree.
Honeymoons in Gibraltar
This island offers a little of everything, with its closeness to Spain and Morocco, Gibraltar can be an excellent twin-centre honeymoon destination. With daily flights from the United Kingdom you can fly direct to the island for a few days honeymoon then rent a car on the Spanish side of the border and drive into the Spanish mainland and fly out of one of the many Spanish airports that fly back to the UK.
Driving in Gibraltar
Although it is possible to drive around parts of the Upper Rock, the roads are narrow and winding. Traffic drives on the right. The speed limit is 50kph (31mph), except where otherwise indicated. It is compulsory to drive with dipped headlights at night.
The following documents are required for driving on the island: UK certificate of motor insurance, Green Card valid for any EEC country, or certificate of motor insurance issued in accordance with Gibraltar law. (No motor vehicle insurance facilities are available at entry points.) Certificate of Registration (Vehicle Log Book). A valid driving license.
If you are driving from Spain, take the N340 (Cadiz – Malaga highway) and turn off at Junction 119 into the N351 which takes you to La Linea, the border town between Spain and Gibraltar. The border is open 24 hours a day. You can drive or walk through with no restrictions on the number of crossings per day. Entry is free but be aware as queues can be long.
Weather in Gibraltar
The climate is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures can rise well above 30°C in summer. With an average of 300 days sunshine a year. In January, daytime temperatures are usually around 16ºC to 18ºC and it is possible to top up your tan. Rainfall is mostly restricted to early or late in the year.
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Visa requirements EEA (European Economic Area) nationals may enter with a valid national identity card or passport. All other nationals require a passport or other recognised travel document. Persons who hold a Schengen visa and intend to enter Gibraltar from Spain should ensure that they have return tickets to Spain.