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5 things you might not know about the Rock of Gibraltar

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5 things you might not know about the Rock of Gibraltar

Welcome to a unique adventure in the heart of Southern Europe! The Rock of Gibraltar awaits you with open arms to reveal a world of wonder and curiosities.

This imposing promontory, steeped in history and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, is much more than just a geographical point.

From its famous macaque monkey colony to its secret underground tunnels Excavated over the centuries, every corner of this place exudes mystery and wonder. Prepare to immerse yourself in a unique fusion of cultures, admire breathtaking panoramic views and discover the traces of ancient civilisations.. Come and be seduced by the captivating charm of the Rock of Gibraltar, where every corner promises an experience you will treasure forever. Your next great adventure awaits you right here!

Here is a list of 5 things you might not know about the Rock of Gibraltar:

1. The Barbary Macaques: Guardians of the Rock of Gibraltar

The Barbary Macaques: Guardians of the Rock of Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve is home to celebrities Barbary macaques (also known as Gibraltar monkeys), the only wild primates in Europe. They are known for their interaction with tourists and local people.

If you go up to the Rock of Gibraltar, you can find them in the Monkey's Lair, and in the area of the Cueva de San Miguel, observe these curious macaques in their natural habitat is a delightful experience. However, remember not to feed or disturb them.

2. The Tunnels of World War II

Gibraltar tunnels

The tunnels dug during World War II are a testament to the Rock's military history. You can take guided tours to explore the tunnels and learn about their strategic importance during the conflict.

These tunnels were not only used with military purposesbut also became a system of underground caves that housed housing, hospitals and other essential services for the population.

Since May 2005, the World War II Tunnels have been open to the public, allowing visitors the opportunity to experience the British military forces during this difficult period in its history.

3. Europa Point Lighthouse

punta europa lighthouse gibraltar

Located on the southern tip of the Rock, the Europa Point Lighthouseis one of the southernmost areas of Gibraltar and is known for its geographical importance as well as its historical and touristic value.

It offers a breathtaking panoramic view where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, with breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar and the coast of Africa. It is a perfect place to take pictures and appreciate the beauty of the strait.

Near the lighthouse, you will find the Pillars of Hercules Monumentwhich commemorates the ancient belief that the Rock of Gibraltar and Mount Jebel Musa in Morocco were the Pillars of Hercules, marking the boundaries of the known world. There is also the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque:

4. The Cave of San Miguel

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The St Michael’s Cave is located within the Nature Reserve and is one of the many natural and tourist attractions of the Rock of Gibraltar. It is an underground cave to explore its impressive rock formations. stalactites and stalagmitesInside, tourists can explore the impressive rock structures and learn about the geology and history of the cave.

During World War II, this cave was converted as a military hospital. However, currently inside is an auditoriumEvery day there is a show with a play of lights and music. To get to the Cueva de San Miguel you can go up on foot, by cable car or by any of the following means. excursion previously contracted.

5. Climb to the viewpoint of the Rock of Gibraltar: the Skywalk.

gibraltar skywalk viewpoint

Ascending to the highest point on the Rock will reward you with a view breathtaking panoramic view of Gibraltar, the coast of Spain and Africathanks to the Skywalk lookout. This place is not very well known, but more and more tourists are deciding to visit and be enchanted by its views.

This is a glass and steel viewing platform with a suspended observation deck on the edge of a cliff, and is designed to give visitors a unique experience by walking on a transparent glass floor that allows them to see the cliff below them. The most comfortable way to climb up to the top of the rock is by cable carThe route takes you from the base to the top, where you will find this spectacular viewpoint for the more daring.

Every corner of this place has something special to offer. So if you would like to get to know it in depth and visit the most famous places on the Rock of Gibraltar, you can hire a guided tour where you will learn more about the history and legends of Gibraltar, with transport available from Malaga, Tarifa and Algeciras.

Do you want to enjoy the excursion with your friends without worrying about driving? Rent a Bus.

Hiring a bus for your excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar would be an exceptionally wise decision. Imagine sharing the excitement of the trip with your friends in a comfortable and private space, where the fun starts the moment you get on the bus.

With large panoramic windows, everyone will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views during the scenic drive to the Rock. Plus, you'll have the freedom to plan stops along the way, explore picturesque villages and stop at viewpoints to capture memorable moments.

Once at the Rock, the bus will allow you to move around with ease, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to explore every corner of this place full of history and curiosities. With no parking worries or fixed schedules, you'll be able to make the most of the experience and create unforgettable memories together. Hiring a bus will make this tour not only comfortable and efficient, but also an integral part of the adventure itself.

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