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Gibraltar Reviews

alectrevor alectrev…
297 reviews
Gibraltar Mar 02, 2017
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory,with almost complete internal democratic self is located on the southern coast of the Spain Penninsula. It has an area of 2-6 sq miles, and shares its land border with Spain. A little piece of England ,looks like England, even the Police English style, English shops etc,even the beer English in same style pubs. The sunshine is Mediterranean..The semi wild Barbery Macaques [ monkey] are a main part of Gibraltars tourism and are towards the top of the rock of Gibraltar. They are cheeky if near you and will try to nick anything to eat.Some of the things to see are The Moorish castle,The Govenors Residence, The Roman Catholic Cathedral, and Cathedral of Holy Trinity., and the siege tunnels in the rock. --A Cable car goes to the top of the rock also Taxis. The offical language is English but most locals speak Spanish as well. The currency is the Gibraltar Pound, The Britsh pound accepted. Some shops accept Euro.-=- After passing Passport control to enter ,foot passengers and cars cross the airport runway,so when a plane due ,the crossing stops.-- I had travelled from my stay in Algerciras Spain by bus. No train,just a short drive.
The Rock
Way in to town
Main Street
More British Pub than Britain.
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mistere mistere
56 reviews
A remnant of the British Empire Jun 23, 2011
I went to Gibraltar for 6 weeks in 2002 and would definitely recommend that people go to this place! It is literally full of history, having been invaded and defended countless times since the time of the Moors.

I think one of the worst thing about it was the plane landing before I'd even stepped foot on the ground! The Gibraltar airstrip is quite short and so the planes have to make a steep descent. It is definitely not great for your ears!!

However, as soon as I landed it was like being in UK but with actually decent sunny weather! To get into the main part of Gibraltar you need to cross the airstrip!

Some of the best things about it are the historical parts of it like the siege tunnels. These were dug out years and years ago and are great to walk around! You can also walk all the way to the top of the 'Rock' and see where all the old gun batteries were. Also on this walk you will a number of barbary apes!! Apparently it is said when these apes leave Gibraltar the British will follow!

As well as the historical parts, there are good places to go out here. Casemates square tends to be where people go for drinks and it is set in impressive surroundings of the old walls. There is also a main street which contains a significant number of shops selling tobacco and also some Irish bars!

Other things to do include visiting Europa point, the southern most point in Gibraltar. From here you can see Morocco on a clear day! Another thing to do is get on a boat and see the dolphins!!

Gibraltar definitely has a lot to do, a lot of history and a lot better climate than the UK. So I definitely recommend this place!!
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Franciscomarques Francisc…
2 reviews
Feb 04, 2008
I've actually been there twice!An amazing place, considering its size!

I recomend that you pay atencion if entenring by land in the colony, that the airport is the border, something amusing that i havent seen since then! It is really great to pass right behind the aeroplanes just after they've landed!

Also amazing, is the rock itself!Its strange form, destacs from the rest of the andaluzian plan territory, as it is a huge mountain coming out of the sea, even reasenbling a shark's fin (i still think the person who said this was drunk!! ;P ).

There you have plenty to do: starting on St.Michael caves, then the tunels, the mourish castle, and end visiting the top of the rock by funicular (really old and rusty... but fun anyway!) from where , if lucky, you'll have an amazing view over the strait and the northen african shore!

Oh, and while you are there, don't forget the monkeys: these are the only savage monkeys we have in Europe!!!!

To end your day trip, go to Point Europa, look at the mosk, feel the breeze, and realize you are only some feet away of joining the points of two continents, two mass water areas,and two amazing histories!

If still with time, a walk in the city and a visit to the gardens is higly recomended!
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