Top attractions in Gibraltar
Gibraltar's Top 7 Places to Visit
At the mouth of the Mediterranean sits Gibraltar's rocky stretch of natural splendor. With a fascinating political history, this peninsula boasts a diverse architectural legacy and continues to be a popular stop for cruise ships touring the Spanish coasts.
1. Rock of Gibraltar
This epic limestone promontory provides delights from both above and below. Explore the Great Siege Tunnels or monkey around in the Apes' Den with the famous Barbary macaques.
2. St Michael's Cave
Once believed to be bottomless, this rocky marvel is shrouded in mystery and teeming with history. The Cathedral Cave is now a performance space, so plan ahead to catch a show.
3. Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (Alameda Wildlife Park)
Beautifully kept, this walled oasis contains Mediterranean fauna, a Dragon Tree canopy and picturesque pools. Tours run everyday from the George Don Gates at 10:30AM for £5.
4. Catalan Bay
East of the city lies this peaceful fishing village. Escape the busy city center for its sandy shore - one of Gibraltar's best beaches - and row of wonderful seafood restaurants.
5. Europa Point
As Gibraltar's southernmost point, on a clear day you can see the coast of Africa from its rocky peak. Walk along to the iconic Trinity Lighthouse and Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.
6. Moorish Castle
Since the 11th century, the great square tower of Gibraltar's castle has sat high on its hillside. Today the ruins of the Tower of Homage and Gate House are well worth a visit.
7. Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
A beautiful blend of classic Islamic and Byzantine architecture, the mosque sits proudly on Europa Point. Explore the exquisite interior, just remember to respect the dress code.
Planning Your Visit
How many days should you stay for?
Where should you stay?
Gibraltar has plenty of quaint seaside hotels to pick from, many only a stone's throw from the city's main attractions. Though often on the pricier side, booking well in advance can save you some pretty pennies. If you're planning a Spanish adventure, the nearby cities of La Linea or Tarifa serve as great jumping-off locations.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- Spring and Fall are the best times to go sight-seeing in Gibraltar. The summer weather is quite hot, as one can imagine with the African continent just across the Strait. The winter climate is mild, but there is always a chance you could get rained in!
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What people are saying about Gibraltar
From start to finish it was a very enjoyable experience, the crew were very friendly and helpful with my wife who is disabled and with her wheelchair, the information about our trip and the Dolphins was great, one of the crew spent some minutes with my wife while I was with my grandchildren at the front ( the Scottish lady ), it was informative and interesting,
Tour was as described, this day in three languages (english, spanish, french). Unfortunately the group didn't respect the other languages making noise while the guide explained something in another language and therefore hard to follow. I would recommend to look for a tour in only one language, otherwise you loose a lot of the information given.
The tour guides were extremely helpful and cheery, it lasted longer than the scheduled time, and the dolphins were great! We saw an exceptionally large amount of dolphins. All in all, one of our best experiences in Gibraltar! I totally recommend this tour to anyone wanting to have fun and relax.
Took my Grandson to Gibraltar who loves nature and wildlife, he thoroughly enjoyed the experience especially the apes at the top of the rock. Price through trip advisor was very good value for money. We saw lots of dolphins whilst out in the bay and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful
This is a well organised trip with a very informative guide who interacts with all the guests and gave us every opportunity to see the dolphins. The boat was very well presented and the on shore staff were very helpful. No complaints!