Gibraltar is an amazing co-mingling of past, present and future, and the list of things that a visit to Gibraltar should take in is as long as your arm in reality, but there are some things that you just can’t miss.
I’m sure most of you have heard of the expression people sometimes use; "Like the Rock of Gibraltar" to talk about something that is so solid and permanent that it will never break or be destroyed. Have you?
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean, and quite an amazing place. Just 7 miles of property, and something for everyone, with most of it steeped in history. The beauty of Gibraltar can’t be denied. When seen from a historical viewpoint, Gibraltar is unlike any other area on earth. So many different countries have claimed Gibraltar, each leaving an indelible mark on the area, as well as remnants of their own occupation.
As small as the area of Gibraltar is, it would literally take you a week to see all that you can possibly see so you’re quite likely going to have to pick and choose among what interests you the most if your time there is limited. Begin by making your way to the base station of the Cable Car so that you can take a ride to the top and see a little of everything. There is nothing like going straight to the top. The panorama surrounds you on all sides, views of Spain, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, and will quite literally take your breath away with the beauty of it all. Also, make it a point to go out on a whale watching or dolphin watching excursion for the chance to view these fantastic creatures of the deep is one that should not be missed! It is a marvel in and of itself that this is among the most prolific routes for whales and the best place to see whales and dolphins in all of Europe.
Gibraltar isn’t just history or shopping or outdoor sports, or even beaches. In reality, it’s all of the above and the best of nearly every world. Looks like I will be adding Gibraltar to my Bucket List!!
References: Gibraltar.com and visitgibraltar.gi