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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 monkeys of Gibraltar are amazing to see, but they can be very mischievous so watch out! They tried to steal our bags at one point. I'd advise not bringing food with you at all. Otherwise, just enj...  more »
  • Was ao really warm day. 50p for walkers to go up. Was quite a climb in the sun shine!! Saw some monkeys babies were cute. Had a cuppa in the cafe at the top. Beautiful views from the top. Really enjoy...  more »
  • Second time we have visited. First time we had our own vehicle. This time we hired a mini bus as were eight people and our driver must have had the most knowledge on Gibraltar. It was a very informati...  more »