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Travel blogs, photos and features from Gibraltar
The tiny peninsula of Gibraltar, attached to Spain but actually belonging to the UK is an unusual place. With Mediterranean weather, Spanish architecture, largely British culture and views of Africa, it really is unlike anywhere else. Start here with my basic Gibraltar travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Gibraltar travel blogs.
Weather wise, probably the best time of year to visit Gibraltar is in fall when it’s not too hot and the main crowds of tourists have left.
The Rock – The most famous and unmissable landmark of the peninsula, the Rock of Gibraltar is a huge limestone mountain jutting out of the ground and pointing towards Africa. Taking the trip up to the top will allow for phenomenal views as well as some unusual encounters with the local flora and fauna, most notably the monkeys, as this is the only place in Europe where you can see monkeys in the wild!
Trafalgar Cemetery – Named for the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, this cemetery is mostly the final resting place for people who died in war in the local area. It’s pretty small, but the peaceful surroundings makes for a nice place to stroll around.
Star Bar – The oldest pub in Gibraltar, here you can have the unique experience of visiting a typical British pub while sitting out in the Mediterranean sun!
Although it’s a very small city, taking a tour around Gibraltar will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Gibraltar tours.
Gibraltar is tiny, and doesn’t really have an established gay scene. If you’re looking for some queer nightlife, you’re better off taking the ferry over to Algeciras in Spain which is a much bigger city.
More gay travel resources here.
Gibraltar has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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