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The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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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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  • Because we were on vacation in Malaga there was also a trip to Gibraltar planned. We have very long with car waits to Gibraltar to get inside what al.. then the cable car back and top taken what I also quite expensive. The view was beautiful and the monkeys were kind of funny to see, But Gibraltar in itself we found super busy traffic and not so much to experience. ....
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  • The view from the top on the rock and the city is terrific. When the visibility is good, you can look to Morocco. I had the good fortune to be all alone up and could photograph undisturbed and watch the monkeys at the fight. Runs one way up to the St. Michael's cave (about 15 min) down, you can see lots of monkeys. From the cave out there to drive the possibility with the cable car back down, because there's a middle station.
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  • Lucky enough to have good weather so I did a ride in the cable car up the rock to meet the apes and walked back down it was brilliant the hardest part was when you thought you were back in town but ha...  more »