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The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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Geologic Formation
The Rock of Gibraltar is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, off the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426m high. The Rock is Crown property of the United Kingdom, and borders Spain. Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary macaques. These macaques, as well as a labyrinthine network of tunnels, attract a large number of tourists each year.The Rock of Gibraltar was one of the Pillars of Hercules and was known to the Romans as Mons Calpe, the other pillar being Mons Abyla or Jebel Musa on the African side of the Strait. In ancient times, the two points marked the limit to the known world, a myth originally fostered by the Greeks and the Phoenicians.
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  • Spend the money and take a minibus tour. Otherwise, you will spend the whole day walking and still not see everything. On this miniscule 6 square mile spit of land there is the archetypal Rock, a cave...  more »
  • It is said that it will not be on live rock of Gibraltar no Macaque, returns to the territory in the hands of Spain. Yet there is more than enough monkeys, so the only way to do so is not. In good weather are from the rock to see the shores of Morocco.
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  • The main reason for visiting Gibraltar is to see the view from the top. The the cable car or if you are fit, walk up. We did both.  more »