Gibraltar's Top 10
Collected by Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Some great photos are possible from the top of the Rock: You can capture Gibraltar, Spain’s Costa de Sol, the African coast and the spot where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic from a height of more than 400 meters. Then explore the Tower of...
Most of the defensive buildings atop the Rock were constructed by the British in the early 19th century. The graffiti found on some interior walls was scribbled by soldiers trying to stay awake while on duty (falling asleep was then punishable by...
285 Main St, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
The official residence of the governor of Gibraltar, originally a Franciscan convent, is home to a few curiosities. Notice anything strange about the wooden doors on the eastern wall of the Banqueting Hall? They used to be tables which, in turn,...
18, 20 Bomb House Ln, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
The Gibraltar Museum houses a wildly eclectic collection of artifacts that, taken together, can explain the diversity and fascinating history (political and natural) of the peninsula. Just how eclectic? A short list of what you'll find here...
19 Devil's Tower Rd, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Interesting funerary art dating back to 1756 marks the graves at this historic cemetery near Gibraltar’s airport. Wander in search of the graves of fallen heroes from both World Wars as well as a Cross of Sacrifice monument to lives lost in World...
Red Sands Road, Gibraltar, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Put the Rock into perspective by taking the six-minute cable car trip up to the top. At 412 meters above sea level, you'll find stunning vistas and Gibraltar’s most famous residents, the Barbary apes. Keep your camera and your hands to yourself—...
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