Gibraltar: What to see in this tiny country
What to do in 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! Plan your trip with this list of what to do in Gibraltar.
Look what is fun to do in Gibraltar when you travel with the family.
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 are 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. Be very careful about interacting with them.
3) Ride the cable car!
What views! Be careful if you have limited time as you have to walk back down because the cable car only takes visitors up to the top. The cable car does not take visitors back down.
Or hire a taxi to take you. Hiring a private taxi comes with a guide.
4) Visit a cave.
The light show is amazing. The light colors change and make the beautiful room even prettier.
As hubby is a geologist, we love caves.
5) The Rock of Gibraltar.
When you are considering what to do in Gibraltar, the number one thing on your list needs to be the Rock of Gibraltar. This amazing point is recognized the world over. The insurance company, Prudential, uses it for a logo.
This rock is one of the pillars Hercules placed at the end of the known world.
Inside the Rock of Gibraltar 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.
When thinking of what to do in Gibraltar remember it is a British country. You’ll find some of your favorite British foods here.
So have a spot of tea.
Have some fish and chips.
Use money with the Queen on it!
7) Feeling romantic in this small country?
You are in good company if this spot is romantic.
Sean Connery has married here twice.
Roger Moore married here as well. Clearly, Gibraltar is 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! These bathroom ‘rooms’ on the street are a fun way to deal with a boring necessity. Go ahead, read the directions and insert your coins.
Here is a real world geography lesson. When traveling from Spain to Gibraltar you’ll cross over an actual isthmus. It is a merry place. 😉
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