Top attractions in Gibraltar
Gibraltar's Top 7 Places to Visit
At the mouth of the Mediterranean sits Gibraltar's rocky stretch of natural splendor. With a fascinating political history, this peninsula boasts a diverse architectural legacy and continues to be a popular stop for cruise ships touring the Spanish coasts.
1. Rock of Gibraltar
This epic limestone promontory provides delights from both above and below. Explore the Great Siege Tunnels or monkey around in the Apes' Den with the famous Barbary macaques.
2. St Michael's Cave
Once believed to be bottomless, this rocky marvel is shrouded in mystery and teeming with history. The Cathedral Cave is now a performance space, so plan ahead to catch a show.
3. Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (Alameda Wildlife Park)
Beautifully kept, this walled oasis contains Mediterranean fauna, a Dragon Tree canopy and picturesque pools. Tours run everyday from the George Don Gates at 10:30AM for £5.
4. Catalan Bay
East of the city lies this peaceful fishing village. Escape the busy city center for its sandy shore - one of Gibraltar's best beaches - and row of wonderful seafood restaurants.
5. Europa Point
As Gibraltar's southernmost point, on a clear day you can see the coast of Africa from its rocky peak. Walk along to the iconic Trinity Lighthouse and Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.
6. Moorish Castle
Since the 11th century, the great square tower of Gibraltar's castle has sat high on its hillside. Today the ruins of the Tower of Homage and Gate House are well worth a visit.
7. Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
A beautiful blend of classic Islamic and Byzantine architecture, the mosque sits proudly on Europa Point. Explore the exquisite interior, just remember to respect the dress code.
Planning Your Visit
How many days should you stay for?
Where should you stay?
Gibraltar has plenty of quaint seaside hotels to pick from, many only a stone's throw from the city's main attractions. Though often on the pricier side, booking well in advance can save you some pretty pennies. If you're planning a Spanish adventure, the nearby cities of La Linea or Tarifa serve as great jumping-off locations.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- Spring and Fall are the best times to go sight-seeing in Gibraltar. The summer weather is quite hot, as one can imagine with the African continent just across the Strait. The winter climate is mild, but there is always a chance you could get rained in!
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What people are saying about Gibraltar
It was a wonderful trip arranged by getyourguide.com. The local driver and guide were just excellent and very helpful. The guide explained about the history of the place very well. One thing I would like to mention about the tour is that camera is not allowed. I emailed getyourguide.com and got a response that it was checked with local partnar who also confirmed camera was not allowed in that trip. However, later when I directly checked with local partner they confirmed camera is allowed. Getyourguide.com may look into this to remove such misinformation.
Ohhh i loved it i would highly recommend and i would definitely keep going on it..i would never get bored of the scenery and of course to watch the dolphins. It is truly amazing!
Absolutely fab from start to finish. Lovely friendly staff. We saw 40 to 50 dolphins and boy were they showing off. Will do again thanks
Everything was good, tour guide Alex was very helpful and told a lot of interesting things.
It was an amazing experience! We saw so many dolphins, and even spotted a whale as well