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Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

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#6 of 21 in Outdoors in Gibraltar
Catalan Bay attracts both locals and tourists with its sandy beach (the second-largest in Gibraltar) and a number of fresh seafood restaurants. This rocky cove was first settled by Genoese anglers in the 18th century. Notice the round-shaped rock protruding into the sea: it reminded the early Genoese settlers of a woman's breast, so they named it "La Mamela." Their descendants still live in the quaint village with a small Catholic church at its center. Every September you can watch a procession leading a statue of the Virgin from the church to the shore during Gibraltar's main religious festival. Take a look at our Gibraltar sightseeing tool to schedule your visit to Catalan Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you fancy a break from the hoards of main street, either walk round or get a bus and chill for a bit. Two places to eat (we had a very nice fish lunch) and a beach to enjoy.  more »
  • Yes, this is our favourite part of Gibraltar, so we are a bit hesitant to recommend you here as we loved its peace and tranquility! However, as we are unfortunately not there all the time we can use t...  more »
  • A small and beautiful beach at the foot of the rock. Quiet. Icy waters. Few dining options. Sad, went to see about a kilometer from the beach parking lot, the landfill of Gibraltar a serious problem for a territory so small and with a real estate vertical expansion.
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  • A very enjoyable walk along this pretty little harbor/beach, nice cafes, very scenic and romantic with cliffs over looking. Please with myself to make the effort to walk around and explore. Nice, very nice.
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