As small as it is, it would still take two or three days to see most of the sights in Gibraltar. 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.
Gibraltar with its combination of geographical location, climate and a unique history, together with the preservation of areas of 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.
Gibraltar 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.
Weather in Gibraltar
Gibraltar’s climate is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers.Temperatures can rise well above 30°C in summer. Gibraltar has 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.
See also the Gibraltar tourist board website for more information
Gibraltar Tourist Board
Languages spoken English
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Visa requirements EEA (European Economic Area) nationals may enter Gibraltar 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. Further information on visas can be obtained from the Immigration Department, New Mole House, Gibraltar. Tel: +350 46411