Go to Gibraltar to discover just how impressive rock can be. From the top of the Rock (over 400 metres up), you can admire the view across the Mediterranean and up the peninsula into Spain. Explore St. Michael's Cave, a fascinating cavern once lived in by Neolithic peoples and visited by early Romans. Browse through shops filled with embroidered linens from Madeira or go see to the famed Barbary Apes. Then head to a local pub to grab some traditional fish and chips. If you really want to do as the locals do, order a beer (or two) with your meal.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port of Gibraltar Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone CET (Central Europe Time) UTC/GMT +1 hour
Language The local language is English.
Currency & Shopping Gibraltar Pound (GIP) Shop for Rock Ape souvenirs or cultural artifacts.
Best Way to Get Around Public buses and cable cars are the best way to get around this city. Organized shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
Famous For The 1,400 foot "rock" of Gibraltar is actually a limestone formation with an estimated 140 caves inside. The formation faces Spain, not the Strait of Gibraltar.
Fun Fact #1 The Barbary apes that call the rock their home are cared for by the Gibraltar Veterinary Clinic with a daily supply of fresh water, fruit, and vegetables.
Fun Fact: Foodies Ask for a John Collins, Gibraltar's most popular cocktail, consisting of gin, lemon and lime juices, club pop, and Angostura bitters.
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