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. Start your trip to Gibraltar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We took a taxi with 2 other couples and were glad that we did as it would be a long and exhausting walk. There are great views, including being able to see Gibraltar, Spain and Morocco all in one phot...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We walk to the lighthouse and then we started up a road to discovery. We ended up at the entrance to the "Rock". págamos €1 per person for the walk and there follow. I got busted with the stairs down but it was wonderful to see the monkeys and be up there to see the view over Gibraltar. I loved
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  • August 17, 2017
    After many years of travelling throughout Europe, we finally made it to Gibraltar. As our BA flight made a bumpy landing, seeing The Rock through the aircraft window brought a smile to our faces, and ...  more »

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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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