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Alameda botanic gardens tours.

The spectacular Alameda Gardens, showcasing Gibraltar's beautiful flora and fauna

Allabroad – Stay, Sail and Explore

Self-catering yacht, in a prime location, with a skipper on call. 2-6 guests

The ultimate day for all things art & culture in Gibraltar

An Upper Rock Walking Tour - Walk Gibraltar

Take a walk around the Upper Rock with a local guide and visit places other tours do not go to, including the Mediterranean Steps.

Birdwatching Tours

Gibraltar lies in a strategic location for birdwatching

If you think that Gibraltar is an impressive sight from the ground or even from the sea, wait until you see it from above!

Calypso Tours

One of Gibraltar's leading tour providers, specialising in coach tours and walking tours.

Catamaran Yacht Charter - Slosun

SloSun offers genuine sailing aboard our beautiful luxury Catamaran Yacht ‘Sunique’. Our aim is to provide our guests with an exceptional experience and memories to take home, in comfort and safety aboard.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Governor's Residence

Dolphin watching & boat trips.

Visit Gibraltar's favourite marine mammals

Fully guided EBike tours of the Rock

Exclusive Luxury Yacht Experience

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Explore the World War II Tunnels

The tunnels accommodated what amounted to an underground city

Fishing Trips

Organised fishing trips around Gibraltar

Garrison Library Tours

This handsome building was built on top of the site of the Governor's residence during the Spanish period

Gibraltar Distillery Company

Explore the history of Gibraltar with a free tasting of award winning Gins, Single Malt Whisky and Caribbean Spiced Rum

Gibraltar Jewish Travel and Tours

Get the real Gibraltar Tour by a Local Tour Guide

GibraltarPass

The GibraltarPass- see more, pay less!

Gorham’s Cave Complex World Heritage Site and Tours

Gorham's Cave Complex

Hopper Bus Ticket

Lemur experience.

Move it, move it and meet the ring-tailed and brown lemurs up close.

Lower St Michael's Cave

A natural cave with its very own lake

Monkey Talks - Gibraltar Macaque Experience

A new and educational non-intrusive two hour Barbary Macaque tour

Nun’s Well is an ancient underground water cistern located at Europa Point.

Panoramic Tours with Tea & Scones

This tour takes you via the east side of the Rock travelling past the Sikorski memorial and then passing by the small fishing village of Catalan Bay

Parody Tours, World of Travel

PARODY TOURS Transport Department specialists in bespoke, luxury transport for both individuals and groups in Gibraltar and on the Costa del Sol. With a wide range of vehicles driven by professional and fully qualified chauffeurs, a luxury experience is guaranteed with PARODY. With airport meet & greet service available to all clients, PARODY should be your first option when considering transport options in Gibraltar or on the Costa del Sol.

Sailing and yacht charters in Gibraltar

Siege battlefield tours.

Military Excursion

Spirit of the Rock Distillery Tours

Learn how Gin is made. Includes tastings of various famous Juniper spirits and fun facts about Gibraltar and Gins shared past.

Street Art Mural Walk

Discover Gibraltar's hidden street art.

Sunrise Yoga + Swim

This tour includes the highest point of Gibraltar and the chance to see Gibraltar’s world-renowned monkeys, with a personal tour guide

Walk the Rock 4 Free

Walk the Rock 4 Free are happy to make contribution-based tours so others with less means can still visit Gibraltar!

Walking and wine tasting tours

Our walking tour of Gibraltar's historical sites is certainly going to show you a different side unknown to many

Wander across the Strait to Morocco

Visit ancient Tangier, the city, market, souks and take a ride on the camels May include mini bus and walking tour of the city and a typical Moroccan lunch

Wander across to Spain

Visit the famous resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banus, Ronda, Jerez, Seville, Estepona, Casares, Malaga, Granada and the nearby orange groves

Escape those familiar routines and change of scenery by combining yoga in nature. In Gibraltar's Botanical Gardens. A sensory experience with morning bird song to start your day.

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14 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Gibraltar

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Long famous as the "key to the Mediterranean," Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory. Overlooking one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the "Rock of Gibraltar," as it's still often known, rises out of the sea on the east side of Algeciras Bay and is linked to mainland Spain by a narrow isthmus.

View over Gibraltar

The town of Gibraltar itself lies on the west side of the Rock. For such a small country — it only covers an area of four square kilometers — Gibraltar certainly has more than its fair share of tourist attractions and famous sights.

Plan your sightseeing adventures with our list of the best attractions and top things to do in Gibraltar.

See also: Where to Stay in Gibraltar

1. Head to Europa Point

2. see the apes of gibraltar, 3. visit the upper rock nature reserve, 4. ride the gibraltar cable car, 5. see the views from o'hara's battery atop the rock of gibraltar, 6. the mediterranean steps, 7. dolphin watching, 8. st. michael's cave, 9. gibraltar skywalk & windsor suspension bridge, 10. the moorish castle, 11. main street and casemates square, 12. the gibraltar national museum, 13. the great siege tunnels, 14. the alameda: gibraltar botanic gardens, where to stay in gibraltar for sightseeing, gibraltar - climate chart.

Europa Point

At the most southerly point of Gibraltar's peninsula is Europa Point. It's well worth a visit for the historic 19th-century Trinity Lighthouse, the old chapel of Nuestra Señora de Europa (the Shrine of our Lady of Europe), and the impressive Mosque of The Custodian of the Holy Mosques .

The subject of a great deal of redevelopment in recent years, the area is also where you'll find the impressive Harding Battery , a restored fortification built in 1859. It's also home to the Nun's Well , an ancient underground water reservoir.

More recently added attractions include the island's only cricket ground and the Sikorski Memorial , a monument to one of Poland's leading generals of WWII, who died here in a plane crash in 1943. You'll also be rewarded with excellent views across Algeciras Bay and the African coast.

The Apes of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is famous for its Barbary macaques, a species native to Morocco and the only monkeys living wild anywhere in Europe. Legend has it that if the apes ever leave Gibraltar, so too will the British. But with more than 160 of the animals thriving on the island, this eventuality seems remote.

The best place to see them is in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in the Upper Rock area of the island. Here, you'll find the famous Apes' Den, a great place to visit for you to get up close with these fascinating creatures without fear of being harassed. But visitors beware: as cute as these apes are, they're wild and do bite. Also, from time-to-time they venture into the town, so watch your belongings. Feeding is strictly prohibited.

A great way to ensure you get to see the monkeys, as well as the colony's top tourist attractions, is to join a Gibraltar Rock Tour . Setting off from the town center and accompanied by a professional tour guide, you'll be transported to see the monkeys at the famous Ape's Den area, as well as take in spectacular St. Michael's Cave, the tunnels used by the British army during WWII, as well as Europa Point.

Upper Rock Natural Reserve

Not only does the Upper Rock Nature Reserve offer great views, it's also a good place to see some of the millions of birds that stop over while migrating between Africa and Europe. Encompassing more than 40 percent of the island, the reserve includes many of Gibraltar's most important attractions, including St. Michael's Cave , as well as Forbes' Quarry , where one of the world's first female Neanderthal skulls was found in 1848.

In addition to its unique flora and fauna, the reserve holds numerous reminders of the island's military importance, including a 100-ton gun at Magdala Battery, as well as informative displays relating to the island's history in the Heritage Centre at Princess Caroline's Battery.

Gibraltar Cable Car

Pretty much everything that can be enjoyed at the Upper Rock area - the nature reserve, the monkeys, and the amazing views - can be accessed via the Gibraltar Cable Car. This spectacular aerial tramway was constructed in 1966, and is capable of carrying groups of up to 30 passengers at a time up the 412 meters to the "Top of the Rock."

It's a breathtaking journey, and even though it only takes six minutes, offers some of the best views you're ever likely to experience of the Mediterranean as you make your ascent. An interesting audio guide provides details of the top sights along the way.

From the upper station, you can access many of the top attractions included on this list, as well as enjoy a delightful café and terraces offering superb views over the Mediterranean all the way to Morocco. When you're done, either ride the cable car back down or, if you're feeling adventurous, take the famous Mediterranean steps back down to the town.

Address: Red Sands Road, Gibraltar

Highest Point

Gibraltar's highest point is some 425 meters tall, and is well worth exploring. The very top of the Rock of Gibraltar is accessed from the Gibraltar Cable Car, providing a vantage point with unparalleled views.

O'Hara's Battery, named for Charles O'Hara, who served as governor of Gibraltar from 1795 to 1802, was originally constructed during his term as a lookout point for watching ships' movements through the Strait of Gibraltar . Unfortunately, O'Hara's vision did not work as well as planned, and the site soon gained the nickname "O'Hara's Folly."

The original tower was destroyed in 1888 and replaced by the current structure, which houses a cannon that was actively used during World War II.

The site is on the grounds of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in the Upper Battery, which is also home to Spur Battery and Lord Airey's Battery . Visitors can see the cannon, magazine, and engine room, as well as enjoy views of the Mediterranean, the strait, and the city below.

The Mediterranean Steps

For the fit and adventurous, access to Gibraltar's Highest Point can also be achieved on foot. While it's a hard slog up the wonderful Mediterranean Steps - a steep staircase built by the British army in the 18th century that literally takes you from the top to the bottom of the island - it's not without its rewards.

The hour-long climb (accounting for rest stops) takes in some of the best views from the south end of the Rock, and gradually winds its way up to O'Hara's battery. Along the way, you'll enjoy many opportunities to stop, catch your breath, and enjoy Gibraltar's diverse flora and fauna. There are also numerous other trails that can easily be accessed via the steps that are worth exploring, too.

And if you don't fancy the climb up, well, you can, of course, always tackle the steps in reverse.

Dolphins off Gibraltar

If you're interested in seeing marine animals up close, consider joining an exciting dolphin watching excursion . These highly rated tours are undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Gibraltar for families, and are suitable for kids of all ages.

Lasting approximately 75 minutes, these marine wildlife adventures include an exciting ride on a specially made viewing vessel designed to cruise alongside pods of up to 200 dolphins as they swim in the Strait of Gibraltar.

It's a truly breathtaking sight, especially with the backdrop provided by the 'Rock' itself, as well as the great views over Morocco and the Spanish coastline. Although the trips run throughout the day from Marina Bay, be sure to book ahead of time to secure your spot.

St. Michael's Cave

No visit to Gibraltar would be complete without paying a visit to the stunning St. Michael's Cave. The largest of the island's more than 150 caves, St. Michael's Cave lies at least 274 meters above sea level and is crammed full of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

First recorded in 45 CE, and known to have sheltered Neanderthals more than 40,000 years ago, the cave has many legends associated with it, including one suggesting the island is secretly connected to Africa via a 24-kilometer-long tunnel.

The reality, however, is equally impressive. The largest area of the cave, the Upper Hall, is connected via five passages to a smaller hall where you'll see spectacular drops of between 12 and 45 meters. A number of smaller chambers, some reaching depths of 76 meters, are accessible via a series of small holes.

During excavation work in WWII, the Lower St. Michael's Cave was discovered, containing many more equally breathtaking chambers, as well as a small underground lake.

For a truly unforgettable experience, take in a concert in the fabulous Cathedral Cave , a natural underground concert hall seating 400 people for performances of music, ballet, and drama. A variety of tour options are available, and the caves can even be used to host weddings.

Address: Spur Battery Rd, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Windsor Suspension Bridge

A relatively new attraction (it was only completed in 2018), the Skywalk is already one of the top things to do when visiting the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.

Perched 340 meters above the Mediterranean, the Skywalk is an incredible experience (unless you're afraid of heights) as the cliff falls away from under your feet to the shoreline far below. If you can overcome your fear of heights, the vistas are simply stunning as you're able to enjoy uninterrupted views in all directions.

From here, you're also able to enjoy the equally spectacular (and also very new) Windsor Suspension Bridge, connected by a series of fun walking trails. Stretching 71 meters over a spectacular 50-meter gorge, the views over the Straits of Gibraltar are breathtaking.

A visit to either site (admission is included with the Gibraltar Nature Reserve) is especially memorable at sunset.

The Moorish Castle

Perched high above the old town of Gibraltar and overlooking Casemates Square, the medieval Moorish Castle is certainly an imposing sight.

Originally built in the eighth century and rebuilt in the 14th century, much of the castle has been destroyed over time, although the parts that do remain — including the tall Tower of Homage, a massive gatehouse, and a few fragments of masonry — certainly suggest the building's former glory. In places, battle scars from the island's many sieges can still be seen.

The Tower of Homage is in fact the highest such Islamic structure left standing in the Iberian Peninsula, while the walled Kasbah, where local dignitaries would reside, is one of the largest in the area.

Address: 5 Moorish Castle Estate, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Fountain in Casemates Square

Located at the northern end of Main Street, Casemates Square is the largest public space in the old city center and is a popular gathering place due to its numerous restaurants, cafés, and shops. Although completed in 1817, evidence of settlements dating back to the Moors of the 10th century has been found.

While for centuries it served as a place of trade (and also execution), these days the square is where you'll find numerous cultural events and fun things to do, including open-air concerts, National Day celebrations, and the increasingly popular Calentita Food Festival.

Other landmarks along Main Street include the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, a former mosque rebuilt in Gothic style in 1502. In Cathedral Square stands the Moorish-style Anglican Cathedral (1821), while near the south end of Main Street is the Governor's Residence, originally a Franciscan convent built in 1531.

Also worth a visit, if time allows, is the attractive fishing village of Catalan Bay . It's located on the east shore, just a few minutes' drive from the town center.

With a focus on the cultural and natural history of Gibraltar, including the Strait of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar National Museum was established in 1930 and is located in Bomb House on Bomb Lane, the former residence of the Principal Artillery Officer. Highlights of this excellent (though small) museum are the well-preserved 14th-century Moorish Baths, and the huge model of the Rock as it would have looked in 1865.

Other galleries deal with the island's geological origins from the Jurassic Period to the present day, a collection of rare Roman anchors, and an exhibit detailing the Great Siege of Gibraltar from 1779-1783. Guided tours are available.

Address: 18, 20 Bomb House Ln, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Official site: www.gibmuseum.gi

The Great Siege Tunnels

Perhaps the most significant military installation in the Mediterranean, the Great Siege Tunnels of Gibraltar are an engineering marvel. Carved out of the sheer face of the "Notch," the northern face of the Rock, using nothing but manual labor, this labyrinth of tunnels was built by the British in just six weeks as a defense against a combined force from France and Spain when they tried to recapture the Rock from the British.

The 14th of many sieges the island has endured over the centuries, the Great Siege lasted from 1779 to 1783 and, thanks to the tunnels, resulted in Britain's victory in what would, without the cannons that were able to be mounted here, have undoubtedly ended in defeat. Some of these canons are on display.

Additional tunnels were added in WWII, bringing the total length of the tunnel network to an impressive 51 kilometers. Admission to the siege tunnels is included with entrance to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, and guided tours of both sets of tunnels are available.

Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

The beautiful Gibraltar Botanic Gardens - also known as La Alameda Gardens - is a great place to spend time away from the often-busy attractions elsewhere on the island. Located at the end of Main Street near the Southport Gates, this public garden, with its luxuriant subtropical vegetation, was commissioned in 1816 for the enjoyment of soldiers stationed here.

Visitors can also take in the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park , a small zoo set up to house animals rescued by customs or police that can't be returned to the wild, as well as an open-air theater hosting many excellent cultural and musical events. Fun guided tours are available once a month, if you can catch one.

Address: Red Sands Road, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Official site: http://gibraltargardens.gi/

Luxury Hotels :

  • For a truly elegant stay, book into the spectacular Sunborn Gibraltar , a luxury super-yacht hotel boasting sleek décor, marble bathrooms, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa.
  • Other good high-end options include the Rock Hotel Gibraltar , popular for its lovely hilltop location and sea views from its rooms and wisteria-draped terrace, seasonal outdoor pool, and friendly staff, and the Eliott Hotel , featuring a rooftop pool, regular jazz nights, and an on-site restaurant.

Mid-Range Hotels :

  • The Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar is another good mid-range priced option. It's located close to the airport and features bright décor in its rooms (each with an ensuite), plus free breakfasts and parking.
  • For a unique experience, stay aboard the Con Dios , a moderately- priced B&B boat with friendly hosts, a delightful sun deck, a shared kitchen, and on-board bathrooms. The boat is located right in the marina near several restaurants and convenient to the ferry and sightseeing boats.

Budget Hotels :

  • The Cannon Hotel is a no-frills budget hotel located in the heart of town, offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast.
  • The Jasmine Coral Jay Boutique Boatel is a good budget option for tourists who want to stay right on the water at the marina, offering small but affordable rooms with basic amenities.

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Viva España : If you didn't begin your journey in Spain, you're going to want to take advantage of Gibraltar's proximity to popular Spanish tourist destinations within an easy drive. Topping your list should be the attractive seaport of Cádiz , a must-visit for its magnificent Costa de la Luz beaches, as well as its great shopping and entertainment opportunities.

To the east and long the coast is the famous Spanish town of Marbella , the classiest of the Costa del Sol beach resorts, featuring high-end hotels, luxury golf courses, and private tennis clubs. Head north from here, and you're in the hills of Andalusia and the famous white villages of southern Spain. The best known of these is Rhonda, famous for its location straddling a deep gorge and its lovely architecture.

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Marvelous Morocco : Thanks to its location on the Strait of Gibraltar, it's relatively easy to get across to the African mainland via ferry. If you're up for the adventure, head to the Moroccan city of Tangier , popular for its historic medina area, with its winding lanes and interesting street markets and vendors.

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Gibraltar Travel Guide – What to see and do in a day

Last updated: 5th February 2022

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We’ve been to Gibraltar a few times because of its easy access to Spain’s Costa del Sol and Andalusia. In this Gibraltar travel guide we’ll show you the best attractions and what to see and do in a day.

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About Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a tiny overseas British territory located on the southernmost tip of the Iberian peninsula right next to Spain . The population is just 34,000 where the limited space of 3 square miles means people live in high rise accommodation, it reminded us of our time in  Hong Kong .

Gibraltar’s name comes from the Arab general who named it after himself – Gibel Tariq, meaning ‘Tariq’s mountain’. Tariq lead the Islamic conquest of Southern Spain and Gibraltar is where it all began in 711, and remained under Moorish rule for nearly 800 years. In 1462 Spain reconquered Gibraltar, but in 1704 it became under foreign power once again when the British captured the rock. Spain has continued to contest Britain’s 300 year rule of Gibraltar and are still frequently at odds over the waters around Gibraltar and the airport.

Today “Gib” as the locals call it, is one of 14 British overseas territories. It has its own parliament and is self governing, except for defence and foreign policy which are governed by Westminster in London. Gibraltar has a strong military history so there’s plenty of sights and ruins to see plus it’s well known for tax free shopping which many tourists flock here for.

View of Gibraltar on the approach to the airport

View of Gibraltar on the approach to the airport

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory

Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to stay in EU (96%) in 2016's UK European Union membership referendum

Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to stay in EU (96%) in 2016’s UK European Union membership referendum

Proud of their Britishness

Gibraltarians are British citizens and they are passionate about their Britishness. Just like us in Blighty they have their own red telephone boxes, Royal Mail letter boxes, shop at Marks & Sparks, eat fish and chips and enjoy a pint in one of the many pubs. They also have their own sterling currency – you can spend your British pounds here, but you can’t use Gib pound notes back in Britain.

Gibraltarians are passionate about their Britishness

Gibraltarians are passionate about their Britishness

British road signs and traffic lights in Gibraltar

British road signs and traffic lights in Gibraltar

The Britishness did strike us as a little odd and out of place when you first see a UK traffic light or familiar road signs translated in Spanish and Arabic or venues advertising a traditional Sunday roast dinner or pints and paella – all in the hot sunshine!?  However unlike the UK you don’t drive on the left and Gibraltar uses the same time zone as Spain .

Gibraltar Attractions – What to see and do in a day

Apes, caves & tunnels.

All the main sightseeing attractions are on ‘The Rock’ – these are: The apes at the Top Station, Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Skywalk, Apes Den, St. Michaels Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels. We started by taking the cable car located on Red Sands Road to the top and then walked all the way back down, spending around 3 hours in total exploring all the sights, it’s not difficult.

Top of The Rock

Standing 426 metres tall and dominating Gib’s skyline is the landmark, ‘The Rock’ – one huge piece of limestone!  The short cable car ride to the Top Station has epic views and is the highest summit where you can see in all directions. To the South are tankers in the Strait of Gibraltar – one of the busiest shipping lanes in the Mediterranean, with the neighbouring continent of Africa in the distance. To the East is the Costa del Sol where you can make out Marbella whilst looking North you can see Southern Spain and the immediate neighbouring Spanish town of La Linea.

Phil and Garth top of the rock

Phil and Garth top of the rock

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Looking down onto Gibraltar

The view South over the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco

The view South over the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco

View from top of the Rock looking North towards Spain

View from top of the Rock looking North towards Spain

Gibraltar’s Famous Barbary Macaques

Barbary Macaques are The Rock’s famous residents and there’s estimated to be 230 of them. They might look like monkeys but they are actually tailless apes and they will attack you if you have food! So heed the signs, which warn you to not mock them or they will retaliate and bite. If you are caught feeding them expect to pay a fine between £500-£4,000.

Gibraltar’s famous residents – Barbary macaques

Gibraltar’s famous residents – Barbary macaques

The cute looking barbary macaques

The cute looking barbary macaques

A mother and son

A mother and son

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They do look very cute but don’t let their sweet faces deceive you, they’re wild animals after all. The Rock is one big playground for the apes, we found it fascinating watching them groom each other and stalk tourists who they think may be carrying food in their bags! They’re intelligent and mischievious.

St. Michaels Cave

From the summit, we walked down to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, which takes about 20 minutes and toured St. Michaels Cave, once home to the earliest inhabitants and thought to have attracted visitors since Roman times. In days gone by people believed it was from the cave that Gibraltar was linked underground to Africa.

St. Michaels Cave, nicknamed “Cathedral Cave”

St. Michaels Cave, nicknamed “Cathedral Cave”

This natural grotto is stunning with stalagmites and stalactites formed by rainwater of millions of years, they resemble pipes of a cathedral organ. The Cave also served as a hospital during World War 2, today it’s used for theatre and concerts. On our tour Garth thought it was a bit tacky lit up in garish colours and preferred it when the lights stayed white to see the natural colours. It’s also quite wet inside as we wandered so watch your step .

Upper Apes Den

More apes at the Upper Apes Den

More apes at the Upper Apes Den

Next it was down to the Upper Apes Den, where there was plenty of monkey business going on as the apes harassed passing cars and people! Legend says if the apes disappear from Gibraltar then the whole place will cease to be British, which is why Winston Churchill ordered replacements from North Africa!

Walking Gibraltar's Nature Reserve

Walking Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve

Other Upper Rock Attractions

  • Skywalk – Former military lookout point now a glass walkway.
  • Windsor Suspension Bridge – 75 metre suspension bridge.

The Great Siege Tunnels

From the Apes Den is another 30-minute walk down the road to the Great Siege Tunnels. This labyrinth of tunnels was manually carved out with sledgehammers and gunpowder blasts by 13 men to create openings for guns on the Rock’s North face. The Great Siege of Gibraltar took place during 1779 to 1783 when the British were defending against Spanish and French armies recapturing Gibraltar.

Entrance of the Great Siege Tunnels

Entrance of the Great Siege Tunnels

View to Gibraltar below

View to Gibraltar below

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St. Georges Hall array of guns

Miles of disused tunnels

Miles of disused tunnels

Across the Rock there’s also miles of more underground tunnels over 50 miles to be exact. Most are off-limits to the public but you can hire a guide for the ones that were used during World War Two where the British Army prepared for an invasion by Germany.

11th Century Moorish Castle

Continuing our way down the Rock, about halfway are the remains of the Moorish Castle built in the 11th century. Most of Southern Spain was conquered by the Moors, who ruled for over 7 centuries. Gibraltar was once a walled city with mosques, palaces and baths it was called Medina Al Fath, “City of Victory” The tower is the only part of the original Moorish castle that remains today.

When the British captured Gibraltar in 1704, the Union Flag was raised on the castle’s tower and has remained ever since. Today the keep is still used as a temporary prison.

The medieval fortification of the Moorish Castle

The medieval fortification of the Moorish Castle

A barbary macaque sunning himself next to the castle

A barbary macaque sunning himself next to the castle

Walking down from top of the rock past residential homes

Walking down from top of the rock past residential homes

Garth on the steps of Devils Steps

Garth on the steps of Devils Steps

By now our legs were burning with all the walking, but we were nearly at ground level and found ourselves amongst the residential hillside homes and streets. Looking like a street from Northern Ireland there’s a Union flag painted on a staircase on Devils Gap Road just behind the City Library.

Gibraltar’s Airplane Crossing

When you first arrive into Gibraltar you can’t help notice the main road into the city as it crosses the airport’s runway! Just like a railway crossing the road closes frequently for planes to take off or land. When the barriers are up you have to drive or walk across it quickly! However if you do get stuck at the crossing lights it’s really cool place to watch the planes take off as you’re so close.

The runway was built during the second world war and is still owned by the Ministry of Defence much to Spain’s annoyance. It’s even been voted one of the world’s most scariest airports to land  due to the steep bank pilots have to make and the very short runway, we certainly felt the pilot slam on the brakes as soon as we touched down.

The runway of Gibraltar Airport

The runway of Gibraltar Airport

The main road into Gibraltar crosses the runway

The main road into Gibraltar crosses the runway

Casemates Square & Main Street

Just before the main shopping street is the cafe culture square of Casemates the site of the British Army’s original barracks. Some of the buildings around the square was where ammunition was stored. The square also hosted public executions the 1860s.

The cafe culture of Casemates Square

The cafe culture of Casemates Square

Main Street, Gibraltar

Main Street, Gibraltar

Tax free shops of Main Street

Tax free shops of Main Street

Cheap booze and fags for sale on Main Street

Cheap booze and fags for sale on Main Street

A few steps from Casemates is Main Street, a pedestrianised shopping street with a mix of pubs, electronics stores, British high street stores like Debenhams and Marks & Sparks and is heaven for tax-free shopping. Many Brits make a special booze run to Gibraltar from the nearby Costa Del Sol as booze and fags are much cheaper here than in Spain .

Don't forget to look up at the colonial architecture

Don’t forget to look up at the colonial architecture

The Georgian building of The Covent - the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar

The Georgian building of The Covent – the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar

Bustling Main Street Gibraltar

Bustling Main Street Gibraltar

Eat & Drink in Irish Town

Irish Town runs parallel to Main Street and is the place to grab a full English breakfast or fish and chips. We liked Sacarellos located in an old merchant warehouse it’s Gib’s oldest coffee shop and serves up great deli style food and nice cakes!

We also looked for ‘Calentita’ Gibraltar’s national dish. It’s like a yorkshire pudding pancake made from chickpeas. We tried a couple of bakeries but had no joy, maybe you’ll have better luck the we did.

Another nice place to eat is down on the marina with English staple restaurant chains like Wagamama and Pizza Express, they have a lovely setting right on the water.

Sacarellos in Irish Town for deli food and coffee

Sacarellos in Irish Town for deli food and coffee

Gib's glamorous area at the Marina

Gib’s glamorous area at the Marina

Gibraltar’s Beaches

Despite the rugged coastline there are a total of six beaches in Gibraltar, mostly man-made. Eastern Beach is the largest and most popular because it receives sunshine for most of the day. Whilst Sandy Bay has very few tourists, probably because parking is an issue and during the day it gets partially cast into shade by the Rock.

Sandy Bay beach

Sandy Bay beach

Southernmost Tip – Europa Point

In Gib you can drive to the southernmost tip of Europe (according to locals) Europa Point. This is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean. Europa Point’s lighthouse is another great place for a view across to Africa, which is only 15.5 miles away. The lighthouse is 49 metres tall and dates back to 1841 and is the only British lighthouse outside of the United Kingdom . If you’ve not got a car you can get here on the Number 2 bus from the town centre. Oh and sorry Gibraltarians, Tarifa in neighbouring Spain is the actual Southernmost tip of Europe.

Europa Point lighthouse the southernmost point of Gibraltar

Europa Point lighthouse the southernmost point of Gibraltar

The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque at Europa Point

The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque at Europa Point

Also at Europa Point is the Catholic church, The Shrine of Our Lady and the Ibrahim-Al-Ibrahim mosque, donated by the Saudi King in 1997 which serves 4% of Gib’s population. Interestingly how there’s a complete mix of religions side by side where everyone lives in harmony from mosques, synagogues, churches to a cathedral there’s even a Hindu temple. Gibraltar also has a big Jewish community and is a popular with Jewish travellers observing Shabbat.

Other Gibraltar Attractions

  • 100 Ton Gun – A Victorian supergun built into the rock, the only other remaining gun is in Malta.
  • Great Synagogue – Dating back to 1793 this synagogue is one of the oldest on the Iberian peninsula.
  • Botanical Gardens – A hidden gem of green space near the cable car station.

Final thoughts

In Jerry Springer style our final thoughts – We think Gibraltar is like a more upmarket Benidorm – full of wealthy expats enjoying their pints and paella. There’s plenty of tea and old-fashioned English food so Gibraltar feels familiar, we really liked it – a little slice of Britain in the sunshine plus it’s easy to see in a day. The only issue we experienced was the lengthy delays driving back to Spain , the Spanish customs queue can be very long and must be a constant source of frustration for Spaniards who work in Gib who have to do this daily.

Gibraltar Practical Information & Useful Advice

Phil and Garth in Gibraltar

Phil and Garth in Gibraltar

Phil and Garth’s Top 5 Gibraltar Tips

  • Tip #1 : Believe us when we say put away plastic carrier bags when entering areas with apes.
  • Tip #2 : Don’t show your teeth or pull faces to apes – it’s a sign of aggression.
  • Tip #3 : Got more time? Take a day trip to Tangier in Morocco from nearby Tarifa in Spain.
  • Tip #4 : If you are driving, leave plenty of time to get through customs into Spain, there can be a long wait in your car.
  • Tip #5 : Book a seat on the right-hand side of the airplane (sat looking forward) for best views as you land.

Gibraltar FAQ

  • What is Gibraltar’s airport code ? GIB – Gibraltar International Airport.
  • What time zone is Gibraltar?  GMT +1 hour. Central European Standard Time.
  • What currency is used in Gibraltar?  Gibraltar Pound (symbol: £) English pound sterling is also accepted, but Gibraltar notes cannot be used in the UK.
  • What language is spoke in Gibraltar?  English.
  • What is the population of Gibraltar?  34,003.
  • What number should I call in an emergency?  Call 199 from landlines or 112 from mobiles.
  • What plug type is used in Gibraltar?   Plug type G. Voltage is 240V / 50Hz .
  • When is the best time to visit Gibraltar?  March to May and August to September has pleasant weather when it’s not too hot.
  • When is the worst time to visit Gibraltar?  December to February is cold.
  • What is Gibraltar famous for?  The Rock, barbary macaques, duty free shopping and online gaming industry.
  • What is the history of Gibraltar?  In 1713 Gibraltar was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht.
  • What are the 5 must see sights in Gibraltar?  Top of The Rock, St. Michaels Cave, Upper Apes Den, Casemates Square and Europa Point.
  • What is Gibraltar’s local dish called?  Calentita is the national dish of Gibraltar.
  • What is the best way to get around Gibraltar?  It’s possible to walk around the main sights of Gibraltar.
  • What’s a fun fact about Gibraltar?  John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar.
  • What movies have been filmed in Gibraltar?  The Running Man (1967), 007 You Only Live Twice (1967) and 007 The Living Daylights (1987) were filmed in Gibraltar.
  • Where is the best photo spot in Gibraltar?  Top of the rock.
  • Where is a hidden gem in Gibraltar?  Botanical Gardens.
  • What’s the best souvenir to buy in Gibraltar?  A stick of Gibraltar rock – the hard boiled sweet.

How We Did It

  • We booked bargain flights with Easyjet during their sale, they have direct flights to Gibraltar from the UK.
  • The cable car ride costs £20.25 per person and includes entrance to the Nature Reserve, Skywalk, Cave and Siege Tunnels.
  • Hired a car from Autos Aguirre SL and picked it up on the Spanish side of the border in La Linea.
  • We stayed in a villa in nearby Sotogrande in Spain and drove to Gibraltar, once you get through immigration park at the Ocean Village Public Car Park near the Marina. Alternatively you can park on the Spanish side in La Linea, and simply walk down Winston Churchill Avenue to Gibraltar’s border control.

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Thanks for your recommendaton. Very Useful. Is parking car easy or they do not have much parking spaces or car parks?

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We’ve always found parking fairly easy in Gib. There’s a big underground car park.

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great tips,we are going in a few weeks from now. Take in consideration your advices ,thnxxx erica

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Excellent and practical information! Thank you for posting!

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I’ll be honest, I’ve never considered putting Gibraltar on my travel list but this is making me reconsider! I am particularly interested in The Cave and was quite fascinated to learn it served as a hospital during World War 2, sounds like a WWII historical fiction book should be based there!

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Definitely gonna visit Gibraltar one day, thanks for the good read and photos 🙂

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So cool! I saw Gibraltar from a distance when I was flying from Morocco, but how amazing it would be to spend a day or two! How long of a visit do you think would be the ideal trip?

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I’ve always been very curious about Gibraltar. It really does look worth visiting! I wonder how those apes got there in the first place. The caves look spectacular! #weekendwanderlust

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25 Fun Things to do in Gibraltar: 3 Day Itinerary

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Posted on Published: May 26, 2020  - Last updated: January 10, 2024

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A travel guide to the best attractions in Gibraltar, Southern Spain: the perfect Gibraltar Itinerary

Looking for fun things to do in Gibraltar ? Gibraltar calls, and it’s impossible to resist!

Imagine standing at the top of the rock of Gibraltar, with the continents of Europe and Africa in your gaze, seeing wild monkeys and learning about British military history.

Here are 25 fun things to do in Gibraltar and a 3 day Gibraltar itinerary that will inspire you whether you’re visiting Gibraltar on a day trip or even more than 3 days.

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Introducing Gibraltar

Perfect as a jumping-off point for exploring Andalucia, Gibraltar is a little slice of Great Britain with the bonus of near-endless sunshine.

Guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar’s strategic location has been fought over by European powers for hundreds of years.

Captured by an Anglo-Dutch fleet during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) Gibraltar was given to Britain by Spain under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

Now under British rule, the first thing the conquering power did was to reinforce its fortifications and absorb the local population into the British way of life.

Today Gibraltar is unique in a way that you don’t expect. Firstly everyone speaks English and Spanish so you won’t have any problem communicating and they use the pound sterling just like back in the United Kingdom.

Gibraltar does not charge V.A.T. so shopping on the Rock of Gibraltar will allow you to pick up a few bargains to take back home. Getting to Gibraltar is easy too with regularly scheduled low-cost flights from the UK .

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Top Things To Do In Gibraltar, Andalucia – Our Gibraltar Itinerary For 3 days

  • Visit the Rock
  • Have your photo taken with a monkey

Visit Europa Point

  • Visit the Mosque
  • Winsor suspension bridge
  • Explore the historic centre

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Day 1 – Gibraltar One Day Itinerary

Whether you’re looking at things to do on a day trip to Gibraltar or you want to see the major sights on the first day of your Gibraltar trip, here’s what we recommend doing.

Visit Gibraltar Rock – An Essential Part of Any Gibraltar Itinerary

things to do in Gibraltar, Gibraltar Rock

No trip to Gibraltar is complete unless you visit the top of the Rock which is one of the top places to visit in Gibraltar. The rock is designated a Nature Reserve.

Tickets to visit the Upper Rock Nature Reserve include the Apes’ Den , St Michael’s Cave, and O’Hara’s Battery on the rock’s summit.

You can learn all about the Rock’s strategic location in the Military Heritage Centre before experiencing the Great Siege Tunnels.

Hewn from solid Rock to help troops move about while under attack from Spanish and French forces the tunnels are a testament to the British military’s most prolonged ever siege.

You can also visit tunnels built during the Second World War and learn about the plans for the invasion of North Africa.

Please note that WWII is a separate ticket that you need to buy on top of your Upper Rock Nature Reserve. If you have a head for heights, be sure to walk across the 340m-high Skywalk. – Book guided tours here

Opening times: Mon-Sun 09:00 – 18:15 last entry 19.45

Take pictures with the Apes of Gibraltar

Gibraltar itinerary, Take pictures with the Apes

Regarded as being one of Gibraltar’s most famous tourist attractions, the Barbary Macaques that inhabit the Rock are native to North Africa and are believed to have arrived during the early days of the British garrison.

Several legends surround why a wild monkey population lives on the Rock with one saying that if they should ever disappear, it would mark the end of British rule.

With this in mind as their numbers depleted during the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill imported Barbary Macaques from Morocco.

There is a lot of concern that tourism and interactions with humans have harmed the barbary apes who now associate humans with food.

Having your photograph taken with the animals is simple, but remember not to make any sudden moves and always remember that they are wild animals that are willing to scratch and bite you.

Gibraltar guide, Visit Europa Point

Accessed by Europa Road, the Europa Point is on the south tip of the Rock. It is home to a Catholic church, a mosque, Europa Point Lighthouse, and a military gun emplacement that was capable of sinking any vessel entering the Strait of Gibraltar.

On a clear day, you can see the Rif Mountains in Morocco.

Visit the Mosque in Gibraltar

Gibraltar travel guide, Visit the Mosque

Following the Reconquista and the expulsion of the Moors from Spain, the Catholic Monarchs decreed that Gibraltar must strip itself of all reminders of the Muslim faith.

While many buildings were razed to the ground, 700 years of Moorish rule could not be erased entirely with reminders remaining to this day.

Sitting on top of Europa Point the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque is the most southerly mosque in Europe and was a gift to Gibraltar and its people from  King Fahd Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

Costing around £5 million to build the mosque took over two years to construct and is now one of the most visited attractions in Gibraltar.

Opening times: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 15:00

Admission: Free

Explore the historic centre of Gibraltar

Gibraltar travel itinerary, Explore the historic centre

Protected by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust the historic centre of Gibraltar was mostly destroyed during the Great Siege of Gibraltar when from 1779 to 1783 the town was bombarded by sea from a combined Spanish and French fleet.

Today, the historic centre is one of the best things to do in Gibraltar. Tthe main pedestrianized thoroughfare called “Main Street “is home to various shops similar to those found on any British high street.

Running parallel to Main Street is Irish Town, an area that got its name from Irish immigrant women who were sent to Gibraltar to provide female company for the troops stationed on the Rock.

The streets’ most prominent building is a Victorian police station that was used by the Gibraltar police up until 1984.

In order to visit all the hidden gems of Gibraltar, I recommend booking a guided tour . – Check tours & reviews here

Lunch in Jury’s Café and Wine Bar

Gibraltar itinerary, Lunch in Jury's Café and Wine Bar

Located on Main Street Jury’s Café & Wine Bar is always buzzing with tourists and locals, and while you would expect the prices to match the location, it is surprisingly inexpensive.

For lunch, at Jury’s, you will find an extensive menu that includes fish and meat dishes along with a variety of salad, sandwich, and burger options.

Jury’s offers choice of more than 40 wines and champagnes from around the world along with popular beers that include John Smith’s extra smooth ale on draught.

Address: 275 Main Street, next to the courts.

Opening times: 08:00 to 22:00 every day

Visit St.Michael’s Cave

Gibraltar itinerary, Visit St.Michael's Cave

Located around a 25-minute walk down St. Michaels road from the top cable car station, St. Michael’s Cave is one of the most popular Gibraltar attractions.

The cave is a natural wonder full of stalagmites and stalactites.

Legend has it that from the cave there is a secret path beneath the sea to Africa. Today the cave is a venue for concerts and other events.

A three-hour tour of the lower cave is available for £25, but not recommended for children under the age of 10. – Skip the line and book tickets here

Opening times: 09:30 – 18:45 every day.

Admission: Admission is included in the price of the Upper Rock Nature reserve ticket price.

Gibraltar Cable Car

Gibraltar guide, Cable Car

With it no longer being possible to drive up to the top of the Rock, the best way to get there is by cable car.

The base station from where you take the cable car is located alongside the Alameda Gardens at the bottom of Main Street.

The journey to reach the top of the Rock at 412m (1351.71ft) takes six minutes. From here you are treated to a spectacular view of the Spanish coast and the Rif Mountains in Morocco.

Explore the Moorish castle

Gibraltar travel guide, Explore the Moorish castle

Dominated by The Tower of Homage, Gibraltar’s Moorish castle has a sketchy early history following its destruction when the Christians re-conquered the city of Gibraltar from 1309 and 1333. 

The castle has been attacked many times and has had its inner courtyard used as a prison up until 2010. Well worth a visit if only to learn about the armies that fought to control its strategic vantage point.

Opening times:

Monday: 14:30 – 22:30

Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30

Admission: The admission price is included in the Upper Rock Nature reserve ticket. – Book tickets here

Learn about history in Gibraltar museum

Founded by Governor of Gibraltar General Sir Alexander Godley in 1930, the Gibraltar National Museum is home to a wide array of unique collections and items portraying the Rock’s history and culture.

Highlights include artifacts from the Great Siege a collection of model ships and planes and various other archaeological finds dating back to the Phoenicians and Greeks.

Opening times: Mon-Fri 10:00 – 18:00 Sat 10:00 – 14:00 Sunday closed

Admission: Adults £5.00 children £2.50

Have a sundowner cocktail in Ocean Village, Gibraltar

Gibraltar travel itinerary, Have a sundowner cocktail in Ocean Village

Set in a mixed-use residential complex and marina, Ocean Village Gibraltar, Costa Del Sol offers 20 exciting oceanfront restaurants and bars with sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea.

At night recessed colored spotlights light up the cobblestone streets giving it a relaxing ambiance between the sea and the Rock.

At Ocean Village, there is something for everyone from sports bars to romantic dining, making this tiny corner of Gibraltar the perfect place for a sundowner.

Enjoy tapas in Gibraltar

things to do in Gibraltar, Enjoy tapas

Gibraltar might seem like a tiny slice of Britain that has been towed to the gateway of the Mediterranean, yet remains influenced by its nearest neighbor

Union Jacks proudly fly but when it comes to food Gibraltar has a Spanish taste about it. Tapas might be typical of Andalucia, but they are firmly entrenched in the Gibraltarian culture as well.

Everyone loves an enjoyable tapas tour and the place to go for a night of tiny bites of tasty food are:

  • Jury’s Cafe & Wine Bar
  • Vinopolis Gastrobar
  • D’Bellota Gibraltar
  • Little Bay Indian Tapas Bar & Restaurant
  • La Bodeguiya

Read about the best Spanish Tapas here or discover amazing Spanish vegetarian tapas here.

Here’s what you could do when visiting Gibraltar for two days.

Have a morning walk on the Alameda: Gibraltar Botanic Gardens

Gibraltar itinerary, Have a morning walk on th Botanic Gardens

Commissioned by the British Governor of Gibraltar General George Don in 1816 to provide a green space for soldiers to enjoy, the Gibraltar Botanical Gardens are a beautiful place to escape from the sun.

Spread out over six hectares (15 acres) the gardens have interconnecting paths and several monuments including one of George Augustus Eliott the commander of the British troops during the Great Siege.

The gardens also contain the largest area of open freshwater on the Rock in the form of a lake filled with Koi Carp and exotic lilies. The park is located near the lower cable car station and is open from 08:00 -21:00.

Explore Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve

Gibraltar guide, Explore Nature Reserve

Originally named the Upper Rock Nature Reserve the Gibraltar Nature Reserve was established in 1993 to protect an area of land no longer used by the British military.

The primary purpose of the Nature Reserve is to provide a habitat for wild animals and the many bird species that stopover in the area during their annual migrations.

The reserve also helps look after the Rocks major tourist attractions which include St. Michael’s Cave, O’Hara’s Battery, and the Great Siege Tunnels which play a big part in British military history.

Tip: To avoid the crowds and the scorching sun plan your visit for when they open first thing in the morning.

Opening times: 09:30-19:15

Admission: £12 for adults and £7 for children aged 5-12 – Book tickets in advance here

Visit the Cathedral St Mary the Crowned

Gibraltar travel guide, Visit the Cathedral St Mary the Crowned

Built on the site of a former mosque, parts of the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned Roman Catholic church date back to 1462.

For almost four years during the Great Siege, the church is considerably smaller than it was before the Spanish and French forces nearly destroyed it.

Rome elevated the church to the status of a cathedral in 1926 along with its own Bishop. The temple is located on Main Street and provides an oasis of calm.

Opening time: Mon-Fri: 07:00 – 19:00 Sat-Sun 08:30 – 19:00

Lunch in Sacarello’s Cafe-Restaurant

Gibraltar travel itinerary, Lunch in Sacarello's Cafe-Restaurant

Located in Irishtown in what used to be a wealthy merchant’s house, Sacarello ‘s offers a comprehensive homemade lunch menu that includes popular English, Italian and Spanish dishes.

Sacarello’s menu also includes five specials of the day, which change three times per week.

Address: 57 Irish Town, Gibraltar

Opening hours:

Mon-Friday 08:30-19:30

Sat 09:00-15:00

Wander in Irish town

things to do in Gibraltar, Wander in Irish town

The name, Irish Town is somewhat confusing as it is, in fact, a pedestrianized street that runs parallel to Main Street. How the road came to be called Irish Town can be attributed to two things.

One says it was where an Irish regiment was barracked while another says it got the name due to its brothels and seedy taverns. The most notable building in Irish Town is the old Victoria police station that opened in 1864.

Get dizzy at the Windsor Suspension Bridge

Gibraltar itinerary, the Windsor Suspension Bridge

Opened in 2016 the Windsor Suspension Bridge is a 71 meter (233ft) narrow foot traffic only bridge located in the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.

As a part of the Royal Anglian Way footpath, the bridge offers spectacular views of Gibraltar and the sea.

Dinner in El Faro Gibraltar

Gibraltar guide, Dinner in El Faro

Despite not having a sea view as it is located a street in from the marina El Faro is recognized as being one of the best seafood restaurants in Gibraltar.

The staff at El Faro are courteous without being overbearing, and the dishes served up by the kitchen could be some of the best Spanish food you have ever eaten.

Tip: Order the freshly caught Sea bream as it is delicious!

Be inspired by these Spanish food facts we wrote earlier.

Day trip to Morocco from Gibraltar

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While in Gibraltar don’t miss the chance to pop over to the Moroccan city of Tangiers where you will find a bustling place with narrow alleyways, cafes, and bazaars.

While there is one ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier, it is mostly for Moroccan workers. What you will need to do is take a bus to Tarifa and catch the fast ferry to Tangiers from the port. You can view more things to do in Tarifa here.

The journey time to Morocco takes around 35 minutes with all customs formalities carried out onboard the ship.

Tip: Buy your a guided tour and avoid the long queue in the port. – Check tours here

Day Trip to Ronda from Gibraltar

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The best way to visit Ronda from Gibraltar is to take a scenic 1h 20m rail journey from Algeciras . Built straddling a massive gap in the mountains carved out by the Río Guadalevín , the Puente Nuevo (new bridge) connects the old town with the new.

Ronda has a rich history that dates back to pre-Roman times and is credited with being the birthplace of modern bullfighting. Today, visiting Ronda is one of the best things to do in Andalucia . Earnest Hemingway adored Ronda as did Hollywood actor Orson Wells whose ashes are buried in the town.

In order to make the most of your time, I recommend booking a guided tour. – Check rates here

Day Trip to Estepona and Casares

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Called the “Marmalade Run,” a day trip from Gibraltar to the beautiful white hilltop village of Casares will take you through miles of orange and lemon groves.

After you have explored Casares it’s time to head down to the coast and visit the picturesque port of Estepona, a unique town that has managed to keep its pueblo charm despite the Costa del Sols building boom of the 60s and 70s.

Tip: While it is possible to visit Estepona and Casares by bus from Algeciras , you would be better off hiring a car or organizing an excursion with a private tour operator.

You should really check out our 3 day itinerary Estepona we wrote earlier.

Do a Dolphin Safari

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If you want something to do and need an excuse to get out on the sea, take a dolphin safari from the harbor. Despite the Strait of Gibraltar is one of the worlds’ busiest shipping lanes dolphins and other marine mammals thrive.

The dolphins around Gibraltar only swim a couple of miles from the coast and include short-beaked, common, and striped species. During the summer it is possible to glimpse bottlenose dolphins and several species of migrating whales.

There are plenty of operators, but in order to get the best price, we recommend booking your Safari tour in advance, hassle-free. – Check dolphin watching tours here

Before getting into the accommodation in Gibraltar, be sure to check out these 2 other posts we wrote on the things to do in Cadiz and the 3-day itinerary Seville .

Best Hotels in Gibraltar, Southern Spain

When it comes to where to stay, Gibraltar has limited options with just 700 hotel rooms available. In our list below we have given three options but have not included hostels or Airbnb. During the summer months, accommodation can be hard to find, making it best to book early.

Sunborn Gibraltar ***** – Luxury 

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Located on Gibraltar’s stylish Ocean Village, the Sunborn Gibraltar is a mega yacht that was designed as a hotel and is the only 5-star hotel in Gibraltar.

While staying at the Sunborn guests enjoy large rooms with king-size beds and luxurious marble bathrooms.

The hotel features a spa, gym, and an infinity pool along with two restaurants and a casino. Rooms are available from £200 per night. – Check rates here

Rock Hotel **** – Mid-Range

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For a city center close to everything, the Rock Hotel is an art deco treasure that oozes old-fashioned charm.

Perched on the side of a hill above Europa Road the Rock Hotel offers unrestricted views out over the atlantic ocean. Rooms start at £95 per night with breakfast included. – Check rates & reviews here

Bristol Hotel *** – Budget

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Located a 2-minute walk from Main Street, the Bristol Hotel is the oldest Hotel on the Rock and features 60 rooms with a swimming pool and subtropical gardens.

While we list the hotel as our budget pick rooms are relatively expensive, starting at £98 per night, which is however a standard rate in Gibraltar. – Check rates & reviews here

Getting Around Gibraltar

The best way to get around in Gibraltar is to use public buses. Gibraltar has just nine bus routes that will take you to all the Rocks’ main attractions.

Day bus passes make it inexpensive, and once you figure out what bus goes where it is a breeze. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Gibraltar airport or three of the Rocks taxi ranks. 

How to get to Gibraltar

If you are driving to Gibraltar from Spain, you will need to have a valid passport. The land border crossing is open around the clock every day of the week with no limit on how many times crossings you want to make.

By bus: Spain has an extensive bus network meaning that you can get to Gibraltar from anywhere in Andalucia. All buses for Gibraltar take you to La Linea de la Concepción , a Spanish town just across the border from Gibraltar. – Buy bus tickets here

From there you walk across the frontier into the British Overseas Territory. Again make sure you have a valid passport to show the police at the border.

By train: Getting to Gibraltar by train is a little time consuming but can be done. The closest train station to Gibraltar is located in the Spanish city of Algeciras just over 20 kilometers from Gibraltar. – Buy train tickets here

When arriving at Algeciras station, you need to cross over the road to the bus station and buy a ticket for La Línea de la Concepción and then walk across the border into Gibraltar.

Buses between La Linea and Gibraltar run every ten minutes so you will never have long to wait in Algeciras .

How to Get to Gibraltar from UK

Although Gibraltar is a British overseas territory, it’s 2,143km away.

By Train: The train from London to Gibraltar takes over 20 hours, and there is no direct service. You would need to get the Eurostar to Paris Gare Du Nord, transfer to Paris Gare De Lyon, then get a train into Spain to Barcelona-Sants. You would then need to get the train to Málaga before catching a short train to Gibraltar. Get your train tickets here .

Flight: Flights to Gibraltar from the UK are the best option. You can fly direct from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester. Book your flight here .

Another option is to fly to Malaga, which is a 1 hour 25m drive or a 2-hour bus via Estepona with Avanzbus. Get your bus tickets here

How to get from Malaga to Gibraltar:

There is a direct bus from Malaga Bus Station to La Línea de la Concepción that departs Malaga every four hours and has a journey time of 2h 15m. – Buy tickets here

Read our step by step guide on how to get from Malaga to Gibraltar here.

How to get from Seville to Gibraltar:

The best way to get to Gibraltar from Seville is by bus to Algeciras and then transfer to the bus for La Linea. Buses depart Seville every couple of hours with a journey time of 3hr 45m including transfer time. – Get tickets here

How to get from Cadiz to Gibraltar:

Buses from Cadiz to Gibraltar depart every couple of hours to Algeciras where you transfer to La Linea. Buses to La Linea are every ten minutes which means if you catch a fast bus to Algeciras you have a journey time of around 2h 20m. – Book tickets here

How to get from Marbella to Gibraltar:

There is a direct bus between Marbella and La Linea departing every four hours operated by ALSA with a journey time of 1h 15m. – Get tickets here

How to get from Estepona to Gibraltar:

There is a direct bus between Estepona and La Linea that departs every four hours with a journey time of 1h 30m. – Book tickets here

How to Get from Madrid to Gibraltar

The best way to get from Madrid to Gibraltar is to drive. The drive will take around 6h 37m.

To travel from Madrid to Gibraltar by train, change at Malaga for Estación La Línea. On some routes, you will also need to change at Córdoba Train Station. Get your train tickets here .

You can also fly from Madrid to Malaga or Jerez and get a taxi or catch a bus from there. Book your flight here and Book tickets for the bus here

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A short FAQ about Things to do in Gibraltar, Spain

What are things to do in gibraltar at night.

Have a traditional dinner in El Faro is a great things to do in Gibraltar at night.

What are things to do in Gibraltar for free?

Visiting the Cathedral St. Mary the Crowned and the Mosque of Gibraltar are free things to do in Gibraltar.

What are things to do in Gibraltar with toddlers?

Explore Gibraltar’s Nature Reserve is a great idea when looking for things to do in Gibraltar with kids.

What is the currency in Gibraltar?

Gibraltar uses the Gibraltar Pound (GIP) as its official currency. The Gibraltar Pound is pegged to the British Pound Sterling (GBP) at par. British Pounds Sterling (GBP) are widely accepted in Gibraltar. However, it’s worth noting that while you can spend GBP in Gibraltar, Gibraltar Pounds are not always readily accepted in the UK.

What is Gibraltar best known for?

Gibraltar is primarily known for the Rock of Gibraltar. It’s also famous for its Barbary macaques, which are the only wild monkeys in Europe, and its status as a British Overseas Territory.

Does Gibraltar have a beach?

Yes, Gibraltar has several beaches. The most popular ones include Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay, and Sandy Bay.

Can you drive up the rock of Gibraltar?

Yes, it is possible to drive up the Rock of Gibraltar. However, it’s best to travel on the cablecar due to the crowds and parking issues.

Do you need a passport to go to Gibraltar from the UK?

Yes, a valid passport is required for travel from the UK to Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory but is not part of the UK.

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  • Europa Point: Enjoy views over the Strait of Gibraltar.
  • Top of The Rock Nature Reserve: Explore the natural beauty.
  • Ape’s Den: Encounter the famous Barbary Macaques.
  • St Michael’s Cave: Marvel at the geological wonder.

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Your Gibraltar Pass includes a return ticket on CitiBus Routes 5 & 10, offering easy access to the City Centre and the Cable-Car. For visitors arriving from Spain, it’s advised to park near the border and use the conveniently located bus stops to enter Gibraltar. Those coming by cruise can find the Route 10 bus stop near the main Port Gate, less than a five-minute walk away. The pass covers your return trip, ensuring a hassle-free visit to Gibraltar.

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The Cable Car

Experience breath-taking views from Gibraltar’s Cable Car, a swift 6-minute journey to the top. At 412m above sea level, the Top Station offers a café, restaurant, and giftshop. Discover Gibraltar’s beauty from the sky—open daily with varying summer and winter schedules.

Open Mon-Sun 09:30-17:15 Last Cable Car down 17:45

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The SkyWalk

Gibraltar’s SkyWalk, 340 metres above sea level, offers a thrilling 360º panoramic view from a cliff-hanging glass platform. An adventurous experience not for the faint-hearted, open daily.

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        09:00 – 18:15

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St Michael’s Cave

St Michael’s Cave, a top attraction in Gibraltar, is renowned for its impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The cave also boasts an engaging light and sound show, “The Awakening,” which beautifully highlights its historical significance and natural beauty. This experience provides visitors a glimpse into the cave’s rich history intertwined with Gibraltar’s landscape.

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Meet the famous Barbary Macaques at Apes Den, a unique encounter with Europe’s only freely roaming apes. Over 200 monkeys guarantee an unforgettable experience, open every day.

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The Great Siege Tunnels

Journey through history in the Great Siege Tunnels, a testament to military ingenuity dating back to 1779. Open daily, they feature historic cannons and multimedia displays.

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        09:30 – 18:15, Last Entry 17:45

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O’Hara’s Battery

Visit O’Hara’s Battery, the highest point of the Rock, for an up-close experience with Gibraltar’s military history. Open daily, it offers an insight into historic artillery operations.

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Moorish Castle

Discover the Moorish Castle, Gibraltar’s oldest structure with stunning views over the Bay. Its history dates back to 1160, offering a glimpse into the past, open daily

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        09:00 – 18:15, Last Entry 17:45

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World War II Tunnels

Explore the World War II Tunnels for a soldier’s perspective in this extensive network. Daily tours reveal life during wartime with exhibitions and photographs.

Opening hours: Tours run Monday to Sunday from 09:30 – 19:15 (last entry 18:15 in summer, 17:30 in winter).

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The Alameda Gardens

Explore the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park within the historic Alameda Gardens, established in 1816. This lush sanctuary is a treasure trove of diverse plants, exotic birds, and towering trees, offering a peaceful retreat. Ideal for families, the park features a charming zoo and a children’s playground. Learn more at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park .

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        09:00 – 20:00

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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park

The AWCP, Gibraltar’s unique wildlife haven, is situated in the stunning Alameda Botanic Gardens. Hosting a variety of exotic and native species, it offers a more personal wildlife encounter, perfect for both kids and adults. Discover this intimate and enjoyable experience at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park .

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm (4.30pm last entrance) Closed on Good Friday, National Day & Christmas Day

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Windsor Suspension Bridge

Cross the Windsor Suspension Bridge for unparalleled views across Gibraltar’s landscape. A thrilling 71-metre-long journey, open daily for the adventurous.

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City Under Siege Exhibition

Experience the resilience of Gibraltar at the City Under Siege Exhibition. Located in historic buildings, it’s open daily, showcasing the civilian and military endurance during sieges

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Europa Point Observation Point & Lighthouse

Europa Point offers spectacular views where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. Enjoy this picturesque spot with its interpretation exhibits, open 24/7

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        24 hrs

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The Military Heritage Centre

The Military Heritage Centre, located at Princess Caroline’s Battery, displays relics from Gibraltar’s rich military past. Open daily, it’s a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

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100 Ton Gun

Marvel at the 100 Ton Gun, a rare artillery piece dating back to 1883. Nearby, explore Rosia Bay, linked to Admiral Nelson’s historic return from Trafalgar. Open daily.

Opening hours: Mon – Sun        09:00 – 17:45

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Gorham Cave World Heritage Monument

Discover the Gorham’s Cave Complex in Gibraltar, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2016. While tours inside the caves are limited, visitors can enjoy the monument’s platform, complete with picnic areas and panoramic sea views. Interpretation panels narrate the area’s rich history. The nearby interpretation center and viewing platform enhance the experience

Opening Hours: Open all days .

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Mediterranean Steps

Experience Gibraltar’s Mediterranean Steps, a challenging trek from Jews’ Gate to O’Hara’s Battery. Suitable for the physically fit, this path offers stunning views of the Rock and surroundings. Ideal in early mornings or late afternoons for shade, it passes WW2 fortifications and unique rock perspectives.

Opening hours: 07:00 to 21:00 (Summer time) 09:00 to 18:15 (Winter time)

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Must-Visit Attractions in Gibraltar

The Rock in Gibraltar is its most famous landmark

Although small, Gibraltar is home to many fascinating attractions. From the 56km (35mi) of tunnels that weave through its Rock and its famous Barbary apes, to a quirky old town and the dolphins that swim in its waters, here are the top 20 things to see and do in Gibraltar.

One of the unique experiences to be enjoyed in Gibraltar is visiting its famous Barbary macaques – the only wild monkeys living in Europe. Most of the 230-odd strong population live at the top of the 400m (1,312ft) Rock and can be reached by cable car, but these cheeky and curious residents have been seen all over the upper parts of the territory and occasionally even in hotel rooms. Though they are harmless, it’s recommended that you keep important possessions close to you, as some of them are expert pickpockets. It is said that when the macaques die out or migrate elsewhere, Britain will lose control of this intriguing territory.

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One of the most curious, even surreal, parts of Gibraltar is its old town, which occupies the northwestern corner of the territory and is only a 15-minute walk from the airport. A network of narrow lanes surrounding the central thoroughfare of Main Street, it is a slice of England in the sun: high-street stores such as Debenhams and traditional British pubs tell you that you’re in the UK, yet the curious blend of architecture and the spotless blue skies remind you that you that you’re in the Mediterranean. Casemates Square is the neighbourhood’s principal outside space and has plenty of sunny terraces on which to enjoy a pint or a meal.

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Europa Point

Lighthouse at the Europa Point in Gibraltar

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Second World War Tunnels

The largest section of the Rock of Gibraltar’s underground tunnels was built during World War II, when a further 13km (18mi) were added to the existing seven (the latter of which were excavated during the 1779-83 Great Siege of Gibraltar). Their main purpose was to house a 16,000-strong garrison and all of its supplies, and to connect a new military headquarters at the territory’s southeast corner with those on the western side. In addition, workers from the Royal Engineers and Canadian Army carved out two main subterranean thoroughfares – Fosse Way and the Great North Road – which run almost the entire length of the Rock.

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Gibraltar's Nature Reserve

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Barbary macaques in Gibraltar.

Mediterranean Steps

If the cable car isn’t running to the top of the Rock because of high winds, and if you’re feeling fit, you can walk almost to the top using the Mediterranean Steps. Originally used by the British military to access their various bases, this demanding pathway starts at the Jew’s Gate at the southern end of the Nature Reserve and climbs up a winding stone staircase. Many locals use it as a means of getting super-fit, and time their ascents. Although walkers with an aversion to heights might find some sections a little hairy, from the viewing platform at the top the north coast of Africa is clearly visible across the Straits. Allow a good two hours for ascending and descending.

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The Gatehouse

As its name suggests, this mighty structure was once one of the Moorish castle’s principal entrances. From its turrets you can take in some jaw-dropping views of three countries and two continents – a perspective that enables you to fully understand why this fortress was so impregnable during Gibraltar’s two Moorish epochs. The grounds of the castle it protected once extended all the way down the hillside to what is now Casemates Square in the old town, meaning they would have rivalled the gardens of Granada’s great Alhambra in size.

The waters off Gibraltar – particularly in the Bay of Algeciras – are rich with marine wildlife, including whales, blue-fin tuna and a large population of dolphins. One of the most moving sights afforded by a trip here is seeing the dolphins cruising and leaping through the clear blue waters, often with their young by their sides, as the sun sets over the Bay of Algeciras (a time when they are particularly active). They have been known to jump straight over the bows of smaller boats, giving visitors some wonderful photo opportunities. Regular tours are run by Dolphin Adventure and Dolphin Safari.

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  • Constituency MP for Glacis Estate, Laguna Estate, Ocean Village and Bayside

Hon Dr John Cortes MP

Minister for the environment, sustainability, climate change and education.

1b Leanse Place, 50 Town Range, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA

Tel. +350 200 66491 Fax. +350 200 66706 Email:

  • The Quality of Life
  • Green Gibraltar
  • The Child-Friendly City
  • The Environment
  • Environmental Health
  • Climate change, conservation and sustainability
  • Marine resources
  • Maintenance, administration and operation of tourist sites and beaches
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Urban Renewal
  • Refuse Collection and Disposal
  • Technical Services Department
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport and Urban Mobility including:
  • public service vehicles, public transport, traffic, parking, roads, licensing and vehicles
  • Implementation of the Sustainable Traffic and Transport Plan (STTP)
  • Developing relations with Morocco
  • Constituency MP for Alameda Estate and the South District

Chief Minister Office

  • The Gibraltar Parliament
  • Political development
  • No.6, Convent Place
  • Special Needs and Disability Services
  • Royal Gibraltar Police
  • Gibraltar Police Authority
  • Government Law Offices
  • Gibraltar Courts Service
  • Recruitment and Administration Team
  • Employee Management Team
  • Employee Relations Team
  • Training and Development Team
  • Wellbeing Team
  • Conduct and Investigations Team
  • Terminations of Service Team
  • Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure
  • Interactive Budget 2019 - 2020
  • Budget Presentation 2018-2019
  • Procurement Office
  • Excellence & Innovation Awards 23/24

Chief Minister, Office Of The

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No.6 Convent Place

Press Officer: 200 51739

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