Gibraltar: What to see in this tiny country
Gibraltar – teeny tiny Gibraltar
With an area of only 2.6 square miles, a traveler might be tempted to skip Gibraltar. Oh, what a sad thought! You would really miss out!
Look what is cool in Gibraltar:
1) Walk across the runway.
To enter the country you must first walk across the runway of Gibraltar’s airport. Looking both ways before crossing is really important! 🙂
2) See the other primate in Europe. (We are the first.)
This Gibraltar resident often interacts with tourists. Some is fun and some…not so. (They steal snacks out of pockets and bags! Do not rattle the wrapping around them!)
But remember, they are wild animals with serious teeth.
3) Ride the cable car!
What views! Be careful if you have limited time as you have to walk back down.
Hiring a private taxi comes with a guide.
4) Visit a cave. The light show is amazing.
As hubby is a geologist, we love caves.
5) The Rock
An amazing point – recognized the world over. Prudential uses it for a logo.
This is one of the pillars Hercules placed at the end of the known world.
Inside the rock are tunnels which soldiers used to protect the narrow pathway between Spain and Africa.
Buy stamps. Each one has a tiny piece of the rock in it.
6) It is a British country.
So have a spot of tea.
Have some fish and chips.
Use money with the Queen on it!
7) Feeling romantic? You are in good company.
Sean Connery has married here twice.
Roger Moore married here as well. Clearly a place where Bond, James Bond likes to get married.
Yoko and John chose Gibraltar for a wedding venue.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles visited here after their honeymoon.
8) Outdoor bathrooms. Kids think this is the coolest ever!
Isthmus? Bless you! (word of advice…do not google the word sneeze as I did before settling on this photo of a handkerchief. I have just one word for what I found – gross.)
An isthmus is the skinny piece that connects the land mass (Spain) to the peninsula (Gibraltar).
Gibraltar is a wonderful day trip from Spain or Morocco. Don’t pass it by!
Natalie, the Educational Tourist