Tourists and visitors will find a variety of accommodation to stay at ranging from hotels to Gibraltar Holiday Apartments. There are hotels that cater to a wide variety of travellers and all types of budgets.
A popular luxury hotel that is budget friendly and a preferred choice for visitors and tourists is the Caleta Hotel Gibraltar centrally located. It is also in close proximity to some of the best cultural venues in Gibraltar including the following sites:
Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery: It is located in the centre of the country in Casemates Square, and the most well-known exhibition space of Gibraltar. Established in 2011, it is one of the best places to see and admire local Gibraltarian art and named after famous local painter Gustavo Bacarisas. It has played host to a number of foreign artists and the very famous Beatles Memorabilia Julian Lennon exhibition.
Garrison Library: The library has hosted a number of popular events including the International Literary Festival. It has strong links to books and Colonel John Drinkwater, who authored A History of the Late Siege of Gibraltar. It narrates the tale of a military siege from 1779 to 1783. It was then the colonel realised the necessity of having a fine library to maintain the morale of the soldiers. Initially, it was opened at the convent and later in 1804 shifted to its current location.
Alameda Open Air Theatre: For some of the best al fresco theatre shows Gibraltar has the ideal warm climate and the perfect venue, its stunning botanical garden Alameda. Established in 1816, it offers the perfect blend of nature and culture and one of the best places to enjoy a theatre performance. It organises the famous Gibraltar Fringe Festival in late spring. The four-day extravaganza features movie screenings, dance, comedy, musical performances etc, which attracts large numbers of visitors to the country.
The Convent: Built in the 16th century it is one of the most prominent historical and cultural venues of Gibraltar. It has played host to the International Literary Festival and in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was commemorated here, with theatre shows and the Festival of Young Musicians held in its stately ballroom. It served as the home of the Franciscan Friars in its early days, and is the official home of Gibraltar’s Governor since 1728. With stunning gardens, a magnificent ballroom, a banquet hall, drawing rooms and dining rooms.
John Mackintosh Hall: Another prominent cultural venue is the John Mackintosh Hall that organizes some of the most popular cultural events of the country including the Festival of Lights, the International Art Exhibition and the International Literary Festival among others. It also organised a number of special events celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.