One of the great things about Gibraltar is the fact that there are so many fun and exciting trips and adventures to embark upon. As a unique point between the coast of African and Europe, Gibraltar has a long history of adventure, turmoil and excitement, making it a perfect holiday destination for you and your family. Whether you’re looking for the best in outdoor activities, historical sites or tasty restaurants in Gibraltar, there will definitely be something for all interests and all ages. Below you can find some information on just a few of the attractions Gibraltar has to offer.
St Michael’s Cave
The labyrinth of limestone caves hidden within the depths of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, St Michael’s Cave now attracts 1,000,000 visitors a year. This comes as no surprise; St Michael’s is a vast and atmospheric area, with a height of about 300 metres above sea level and also holds within its walls a beautiful auditorium which often hosts opera and theatre performances form the area and abroad.
Gibraltar Cable Cars
If you’re not akin to a good walk, then why not take a cable car to the top of Gibraltar Rock. The Cable Car travels from the base station all the way up to the rocks midpoint, the apes den, then to the top peak which stands at 412 metres above sea level. Each car holds up to 30 people and on the way up guests on the cable car will be treated to an audio tour guide of the rock, focussing on its historical background. When at the top of the rock of Gibraltar, guests can find restaurants, a café as well as toilet facilities. The journey is also incredibly quick, the car taking an average of 5 metres per second and a total of 6 minutes.
Gibraltar’s Barbary Macaques
The Barbary Macaque’s of Gibraltar are internationally renowned and act as one of the draws for people to find places to stay in Gibraltar. The reason for this is that the monkeys habitat within Gibraltar is the only place in the entire continent of Europe where you can find indigenous monkeys. Also surprising is the fact that the Barbary Monkey population in Gibraltar is growing, not falling like their counterparts on other continents. Whilst they are mostly friendly, it is a bad idea to feed them as this is punishable under Gibraltar law with a fine. That being said, they are friendly and used to human interaction, often climbing onto people but do take heed, if they are frightened or annoyed they have been known to bite.
Dolphins in the Bay of Algeciras
One of the other attractions to the area is the abundance of dolphins off the bay of Algeciras. There are many tours which can be taken by boat by professional dolphin spotters, giving you and your family a safe way to explore the open seas and have the chance to spot some of these beautiful sea creatures. These dolphin tours also come with insider knowledge about the area and it’s history, all from seasoned experts.