Gibraltar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. This tiny country is a British Colony that retains a strong British influence combined with Spanish charm, which makes it a splendid place to spend a holiday. Visitors can choose to travel from the Spanish mainland as Gibraltar and Spain share a common border. As the country is tiny you can see a good bit of it on a single trip.
There is a good choice of accommodation available from holiday apartments in Gibraltar to some great hotels to stay in comfort.
A great place that offers value for money and offers the best of luxury and facilities in the heart of town is The Caleta Hotel. It is a good starting point from which you could begin your tour of this small but exciting country.
Border crossing: If you plan to visit through the border crossing you will need to cross the runway. You will have an unbelievable opportunity to walk across a runway that otherwise is not possible anywhere else. However, you need to keep on guard as when a bell is rung you have to quickly move out on the other side as that is when an aircraft is about to land.
Take the cable car: A visit to Gibraltar would be incomplete without taking a ride on the cable car to the summit of the Rock of Gibraltar. While Gibraltar looks great from ground level, getting an aerial view of the place is incredible. You will get fabulous views of the airport as well as parts of Spain.
St. Michael’s Cave: One of the most amazing natural sights is St. Michael’s Cave. Covered with stalactites and stalagmites and illuminated in a rainbow of colours, makes it look incredibly beautiful. Legend says that the cave is bottomless and the apes residing in Gibraltar came through these caves from the African Continent. There is a famous Cathedral Cave used for theatre and music concerts.
Moorish Castle: The castle built by the Moors underlines the significance of the geographically strategic position Gibraltar occupies in the area. A magnificent piece of medieval architecture it is an impressive sight to behold. It also has a very captivating history which visitors learn about on a visit.
Dolphin Safari: A very popular attraction in Gibraltar is the famous Dolphin Safaris. These are conducted by a number of tour operators and are a great way to see the dolphins in their natural habitat in the Mediterranean Sea.
Main Street: Gibraltar is famous for its duty-free shopping venues and one of the best places to shop when in town is its popular Main Street. There are plenty of high-street shopping outlets and a number of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a delicious Mediterranean style meal as well.
Europa Point: To arrive at Europa Point you will need to walk a fair bit or you could catch a bus for convenience. Some of the top attractions in the area include the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe, Harding’s Battery, Sikorski Memorial and the Mosque of the Custodian etc.