Gibraltar Holidays

Gibraltar can arguably be described as one the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Consisting of a rock and coastal lowlands connected to Spain's Iberian Peninsula by means of a sandy isthmus Gibraltar enjoys a balmy subtropical mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally ... Read more
dry. The Rock runs from north to south for a length of nearly 3 miles. It is 3/4 miles wide and has a total area of 21/4 square miles and a height of about 1,398 ft. Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 250 Barbary Macaques. Although connected to Spain geographically it is not a part of Spain politically. Sovereignty over Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britian by Spain through The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

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Villamiel de Toledo

A must in your list to visit if you are on the Costa del Sol. Beware of the monkeys..

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Very odd place .Often filled with expats needing a fix of fish & chips or Branston pickle. The rock is good, the apes are mean, be careful - they bite. Quite funny watching other people being bitten . No shouldn't have written that - bad karma !


Get a taxi tour up 'The Rock of Gibraltar' and see the barbary apes. Wander through the shops with tax free goods. Visit the new marina area with shops and restaurants.

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Actually very special that once you pass the border from the South of Spain, in my case running over the airport of this rock, you all of a sudden are in an English City. Gibraltar is, if you're in the area, worth a visit.

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Visit Gibraltar and visit the famous Barbary Apes. The "Mediterranean Steps" hiking route takes you up to the top of the Rock with panoramic views of Africa, the Straits of Gibraltar, and Malaga and Cadiz coastline. Look out for whales and dolphins and migrating birds in spring and autumn. Don't forget to take your passports/residence cards.

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nice for a day trip but a little like "spend your last Pound or Euro, ther is a path up to the rock next to the cathedral

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Gibraltar is a bit of an anomaly. It's like someone cut off a corner of grumpy old England and plopped it down right between Spain and Morocco. You actually need your passport to get into this far flung corner of the UK and you need to take heed of the local pub flies that don't take too kindly to strangers, oh, and when you're up top on the rock, leering into Africa, watch out for the monkeys. This place is crawling with 'em! (seriously)

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Such a fun detour on the way back to Spain from Morocco! It's beautiful to walk around - and if you're interested, they will stamp your passport as a free "souvenir." Be warned, Gibraltar is full of wild monkeys that are NOT scared of humans... many tried to grab my purse!


Gibraltar makes much sense as a one day trip if you are in Andalusia. This big rock is something unique, with its airport that crosses the main road and the frontier. You can climb the hill and looks for the monkeys, that are quite at their ease with tourists. You can also buy alcohol and cigarettes at a very low prices.


Gibraltar makes a good day trip if you're in the Costa del Sol - just don't forget to bring your passport! (...and don't feed the monkeys.)