Top 6 Things to do in Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British territory at the southern tip of Spain on the Mediterranean coast. Gibraltar has a unique history but is most known for its beautiful scenery. The official language of Gibraltar is English, but many locals also speak Spanish. In terms of culture, there are Spanish, British, Genoese, Maltese, Portuguese, and German influences, to name a few. Thinking of spending a day there as part of your trip to Spain? Here we’ll help you make the most of your day in Gibraltar!
Gibraltar Cable Car
Hop in Gibraltar’s Cable Car for a relaxing ride to the top of the rock. You’ll get to check out some amazing views along the way, including two continents, three countries and the meeting point of two great bodies of water. Once you’ve reached the top of the rock, keep your bags closed if you don’t want anything stolen by the monkeys you’ll meet along the way!
St. Michael's Cave
In St. Michael’s Cave, you’ll explore many different limestone chambers, the largest being the Cathedral Cave. This particular cave serves as an event venue for concerts of all musical genres and also holds the annual Miss Gibraltar beauty pageant! Above all, it’s the colorful projections on the unique cave formations that attracts over a million visitors a year.
Gibraltar Skywalk & Windsor Suspension Bridge
The Skywalk includes 42 glass panels (including the floors!) that allow for breathtaking views from high up on the rock at about 1,115 feet above sea level! For those who love a good thrill, there is also the Windsor Suspension Bridge, hanging 233 feet above sea level. This bridge does give visitors a slight wobble but is completely safe and a fun way to add some adventure to your day.
Main Street and Casemates Square
On Main Street and Casemates Square you’ll find many restaurants, pubs and cafes whenever you need a break from sightseeing Gibraltar. Casemates Square is also the place for nightlife for the locals (and tourists!). Additionally, the square is used for parades, concerts and much more.
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens
The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, also called the Alameda, are over 200 years old and span about 50 acres. This amazing sight contains a diverse array of bird, reptile and plant species and serves as a location for many cultural events. Head to the gardens for a peaceful break from your touring.
The Great Siege Tunnels
The Great Siege Tunnels are significant in the history of many battles between Britain, France and Spain. At over 30 miles in length, these renowned tunnels were originally built as a place to move and use cannons during battle but now serve as a popular tourist attraction.
These are just a few of the attractions that Gibraltar has to offer! Between the rich history of and natural beauty, including wildlife, plant species and spectacular views, visiting Gibraltar is certainly an experience you won’t want to miss!