The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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.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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It had been fifty odd years since my last visit. My first observation was how the island had increased in size. Just to clarify not up but out. As our first port of call on our Royal Carribean Cruise ... read more »
This is a must the views were amazing. Though you do spend it with the monkeys it was a great experience. I would say respect their space when taking photos as one woman got bitten as she decided to i... read more »
This was a highlight of my Spain trip. Getting into Gibraltar is a long process...cars backed up for miles on a tiny road...but once in, it is worth it. The Rock is a great experience. We took the cab... read more »
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