Discover breathtaking views and a blend of Spanish and British culture at the southernmost tip of continental Europe on this scenic peninsula with a hotel in Gibraltar.
British Culture with Spanish Flair
Start your stay in Gibraltar with a Spanish-infused full-English breakfast. Find the helpful tourist office in Cathedral Square and explore the city centre area on foot. Visit Market Place and learn about Gibraltar’s ancient Moorish history and military heritage. Head to Europa Point, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. Spot Africa’s northern coast from this waterfront vantage point. Join a relaxing cruise around the bays to see dolphins leaping from the water.
Gibraltar’s Military History
Get a taste of local history with a visit to the Military Heritage Centre and Great Siege Tunnels, one of the main history museums. Admire the collection’s interesting displays and view the centuries-old relics throughout this reflective space. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes wonderfully romantic, the castles and other defensive structures in Gibraltar are always worthwhile to visit. The old Moorish Castle, a local landmark, shows where ruling clans lived and protected their land from plunderers and thieves.
Natural Beauty on Gibraltar
Experience Gibraltar’s natural beauty. Make your way up the Rock of Gibraltar, a monumental peak of Jurassic limestone jutting into the sky. For an energetic adventure, hike up the steep Mediterranean Steps on the Rock’s eastern side. Begin at Jew’s Gate to enjoy remarkable seaside and Spanish coastal views as you climb. A convenient cable car operates between the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens’ perimeter and the Rock’s peak. Stop halfway to visit Apes’ Den, where you can see fuzzy Barbary macaques.
From the Rock’s summit, see breathtaking views of the Alboran Sea and the Bay of Gibraltar at a height of 1,397 feet (426 meters). Look toward Spain’s magnificent Costa del Sol and Gibraltar’s marinas and bays. Wander along a rocky path to St. Michael’s Cave to see stunning natural wonder and eerily lit stalactites. Explore the Rock’s intricate Great Siege Tunnels, built in the 18th century.
Easy to Explore
Gibraltar is only small, so you can easily explore it on foot. Of course, if you get tired taxis and buses operate on the territory. Reach Gibraltar by plane to Gibraltar Airport or Malaga Airport in Spain, or by cruise ship, which regularly port in Gibraltar Harbour. Enjoy ‘The Rock’s’ Mediterranean climate, and long, dry summers with a Gibraltar hotel.
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