Visit historic Gibraltar

Travel 30 years back in time and visit historic Gibraltar, which Spain ceded control over to Britain in 1713 after a long battle. Its strategic location between Spain and Africa has made Gibraltar one of the most fought-over territories in Europe.

Today you will find red phone boxes, British flags and shops on the main street as a result of Gibraltar being a small piece of the British Empire right in the heart of the Mediterranean. Most of the attractions are located outside the city centre, but it’s certainly worth spending time in Main Street, Irish Town and Casemates Square in the centre.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Head up to the stunning Rock of Gibraltar (or as it’s also called: ‘The Upper Rock’) where you can take the gondola all the way up to the top. Here you can see across the Strait of Gibraltar to the African coastline and north to Spain.

The Barbary macaques or monkeys have lived on the Rock of Gibraltar for centuries, and visitors love to come and enjoy these mischievous little wild apes. But be on your guard – if you’re carrying anything tempting, they will quickly steal your goodies!

Take in the medieval fortification ‘Moorish Castle’ north of the city centre and enjoy a guided tour of the huge siege tunnels that remain one of the most impressive masterpieces of military engineering. You should also take time to visit the Gibraltar Museum.

If you love shopping, you can enjoy Gibraltar being one of the best places for shopping along the entire Mediterranean coast, as they are exempt from VAT. On Main Street you will find all the largest and best-known chain stores. You can also take a stroll through many of the charming side streets, where you will find the local boutiques.

Watch the video and learn more about the unique history of Gibraltar and everything you can do in the area!

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Visit historic Gibraltar

Travel 30 years back in time and visit historic Gibraltar, which Spain ceded control over to Britain in 1713 after a long battle. Its strategic location between Spain and Africa has made Gibraltar one of the most fought-over territories in Europe.

Today you will find red phone boxes, British flags and shops on the main street as a result of Gibraltar being a small piece of the British Empire right in the heart of the Mediterranean. Most of the attractions are located outside the city centre, but it’s certainly worth spending time in Main Street, Irish Town and Casemates Square in the centre.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Head up to the stunning Rock of Gibraltar (or as it’s also called: ‘The Upper Rock’) where you can take the gondola all the way up to the top. Here you can see across the Strait of Gibraltar to the African coastline and north to Spain.

The Barbary macaques or monkeys have lived on the Rock of Gibraltar for centuries, and visitors love to come and enjoy these mischievous little wild apes. But be on your guard – if you’re carrying anything tempting, they will quickly steal your goodies!

Take in the medieval fortification ‘Moorish Castle’ north of the city centre and enjoy a guided tour of the huge siege tunnels that remain one of the most impressive masterpieces of military engineering. You should also take time to visit the Gibraltar Museum.

If you love shopping, you can enjoy Gibraltar being one of the best places for shopping along the entire Mediterranean coast, as they are exempt from VAT. On Main Street you will find all the largest and best-known chain stores. You can also take a stroll through many of the charming side streets, where you will find the local boutiques.

Watch the video and learn more about the unique history of Gibraltar and everything you can do in the area!

Play Video