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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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  • The best part of the Rock: 1) the amazing view 2) the cool Apes The worst part of the Rock: 1) the Apes! This is a really cool adventure. If you take the cable car be sure to travel VERY light, meanin...  more »
  • A rise or better, a driveway on the rock is worth. The cable car has only a small cabin, so always make sure that do not want to go on the rocks, when just a cruise ship docks! Once at the top it is fascinated especially from 2 things. 1) surrounded by monkey (really, monkey, not people who are behaving quite sometimes) 2) a magnificent view at all impression not forget, that the monkeys are wild animals. Also, we could be witness how quickly a monkey is a bag used, which a visitor had just parked to a photo in which wide to make. The view from the rock of Gibraltar and the sea is gorgeous. At some point you must have seen Gibraltar.
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  • Wow, so me and my partner did the crazy thing of walking this beast of a rock. We started using the cable car and had the package for about £20 each, this allowed the trip up and access to some of the...  more »