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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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  • This is unbelievably beautiful - the views, the sea, walking up to the top of the Rock, the monkeys that are super friendly and yes, have your picture taken with them sitting on your shoulder, your he...  more »
  • A unique geographical anomaly in the south of Spain, this rock emerges from out of nowhere forming a solid formidable viewpoint and shield. Because of its strategic location, Gibraltar has gone throug...  more »
  • Amazing experience a must see to any visitor a guided tour is a must a great way to see the sights we went in January I can imagine what it wud be like in the summer Amazing