The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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Towering over what was once the edge of the antique Greco-Roman civilization, The Rock of Gibraltar offers panoramic views as well as some of the highlights of any tour of Gibraltar. Rising 426 m (1,398 ft) above sea level, this incredibly important strategic rock bears traces left by its many conquerors. Follow the loop trail in either direction and discover its most important sites, including a Moorish castle, a small museum dedicated to the French and Spanish siege, a natural cave turned into an auditorium, and a network of underground tunnels. Reasonably fit nature lovers should take the Mediterranean steps. The rock is home to a population of Barbary macaques that can behave quite mischievously, especially if you forget that these are wild animals. Start your trip to Gibraltar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Bay the ticket for the cable car in advance via the internet (prepaid) and you can walk past the queue. Look around in peace. The skywalk is interesting. The views are sensational. What is disturbing are the many minibuses that pass through the park here. This should be abolished!
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  • I visited Gibraltar with my partner and we were struck by how beautiful the scenery is! We took the cable car (€16pp return) to the top of the rock and spent over two hours looks at the views! We did ...  more »
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  • My family loved visiting here. The monkeys are pretty aggressive though so beware. They came into the car and stole our kids' food.
  • If you would like to do a casual hike, then this is the place to visit. You can easily spend 2 days walking around the Rock of Gibraltar. There is a walking trail for which you pay £5 to access otherwise, it's free if you stick to the roads. If you don't want to do the hike, then you can take the Cable Car to the top. You can easily do this by yourself or there is a free walking tour that starts at 2pm. You get to see lots of sights and great views of the island and ocean. On a good day, you can see Africa and sometimes the Atlas Mountains. You should also visit St Michael Caves. It can take around 20-30 min to walk inside the caves. Tip :Watch out for the monkeys! Any food they see, they will come running and I've seen it myself where it ransacked someone's backpack for food. Simple advise, do NOT eat anything whilst at the top or around the monkeys. By opening any food, you're really asking for trouble.
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