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In Greek mythology Gibraltar was called Calpe, one of the Pillars of Hercules, a fitting name as military presence is still strong and almost invisible on this island. At less than seven square kilometres in size, this small treasure can be seen largely on foot or by taxi. Journey through the labyrinth made up of caves and tunnels, and discover the history and heritage behind one of the Mediterranean’s most unique destinations.

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Tour the famous Rock of Gibraltar, located at the southernmost tip of Europe, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its unique location has played a pivotal role in history, as countries fought for control over this busy seaport. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world at 4,270 metres (14,000 feet), with a breathtaking view of the African coastline, Spain’s Costa del Sol and the perfect panoramic shot of the city below.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the Gibraltar Museum and take a look at the history of this interesting landmark. The museum offers audio/video presentations and galleries filled with old artefacts.
  • Take a ride in a cable car from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. You'll have breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar, the southern coast of Spain and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Explore St Michael's Cave. Consisting of two caves, the old and the new. The old cave has been known since Roman times and the new one was discovered in 1942.
  • Wander through the Great Siege Tunnels, known as the most impressive defence system devised by man.
  • Visit what remains of the Moorish Castle complex, its great square tower jutting out on top of the hillside has impressed visitors for over six centuries.
  • Go see Gibraltar’s famous Barbary Macaques in the Apes’ Den. Legend has it that the moment the Apes leave Gibraltar it will cease to be British.

Local Currency

The Gibraltar pound (GIP) is the official currency in Gibraltar – however, pounds sterling (GBP) are also used. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Weather in Gibraltar


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 61° 16.11°
Average Low 52° 11.11°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
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Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.01 in 7.65 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.