“Right on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula and looking over the Strait of Gibraltar, you will find a wonderful holiday destination for the whole family. In Gibraltar you have the opportunity for all the sights and sounds of a truly exceptional holiday with plenty to do to fill your days and nights. Fishing or bird watching, sightseeing and touring all around The Rock of Gibraltar, will fascinate and amaze. Sailing the waters can be either adventurous or calming, depending on the trip you decide upon. The area is rich in history and offers you a chance for a perfect getaway.”
History & Culture – There is so much to discover in Gibraltar. Witness the Changing of the Guard at the residence of the governor, which was a sixteenth century Franciscan Monastic house. Visit Europa Point, only 16 miles from Africa, with a number of historic sites. On the south side of Gibraltar, visit Parsons Lodge and the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque. A replica of the first Neanderthal skull found in Europe is on display at the Gibraltar Museum as well as many caveman artifacts found in the caves at Gibraltar. From here, look down on a fourteenth century bathhouse. You should also stop and see the rebuilt Moorish Castle and the Rock Buster, a one hundred-ton gun.
Sightseeing – Take the Gibraltar cable car up to the top of the Rock, where you can see Africa to the south and Spain to the north. The highest point in Gibraltar is O’Hara’s Battery and from there you can take the Mediterranean Steps Walk and wind down the eastern cliff and around to the western side.
Nightlife – You’ll find many restaurants and bistros all around Gibraltar that will satisfy your desires for some great food and drink. Get French, Moroccan or Italian cuisine and many more. Discos will have entertainment lasting into the late hours.
Wildlife, Birdlife & Flora – Visit the famous barbary apes at Apes’ Den which are the only wild monkeys in Europe. In the Bay of Gibraltar, you’ll find dolphins and whales and thousands of birds that begin migrating in the spring and autumn. You’ll see owls and eagles, buzzards and falcons. The botanical gardens hold a wide variety of plants, more than 500 different types of flowering plants.
Water Sports – Go scuba diving or water skiing at Sandy Bay or Catalan Bay. You can enjoy the beach activities at Eastern Beach and Little Bay, which is a popular pebble beach.
Gibraltar is warm all year round with mild winters and summer, May to September, can be very hot and humid.
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