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The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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Towering over what was once the edge of the antique Greco-Roman civilization, The Rock of Gibraltar offers panoramic views as well as some of the highlights of any tour of Gibraltar. Rising 426 m (1,398 ft) above sea level, this incredibly important strategic rock bears traces left by its many conquerors. Follow the loop trail in either direction and discover its most important sites, including a Moorish castle, a small museum dedicated to the French and Spanish siege, a natural cave turned into an auditorium, and a network of underground tunnels. Reasonably fit nature lovers should take the Mediterranean steps. The rock is home to a population of Barbary macaques that can behave quite mischievously, especially if you forget that these are wild animals. Put The Rock of Gibraltar into our Gibraltar family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I took the cable car up to the top, one way ticket as I was looking forward to the long walk back down into the town. The viewing area is quite large, it's perched on the spine of the Rock so you can ...  more »
  • Minibus ride through Gibraltar to Europa point and up to the nature reserve was worth the money paid (20 euros). Views were excellent and the drivers were very knowledgeable. The caves at the top were...  more »
  • Very interesting places to see during the one-day trips. Rock visible from afar. Itself is full of tunnels and passages, and inhabited by the only in Europe wild monkeys. I would definitely recommend.
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There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
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