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Gibraltar Travel Guide, Gibraltar

Located on the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar is a self-governing British territory, and one of the unique places in Europe. Gibraltar is not the best holiday spot if you are looking for a nightlife and shopping paradise, but tourists who are open to new experiences and interested in history will definitely love this quaint little place.

Gibraltar is also called The Rock, thanks to its most important landmark, the Rock of Gibraltar, a large monolithic limestone promontory that was known in Antiquity as one of the Pillars of Hercules. Gibraltar is a genuine gold-mine for the adventurous visitor: its natural reserve and many caves are a joy to explore. Gibraltar is a cultural melting pot and the mix of ethnicities has given birth to a truly unique culture and cuisine. This Gibraltar Travel Guide will give you some useful information that can help you plan your holiday.

Gibraltar Travel Guide - Transport

Gibraltar’s international airport has good connections to destinations in the UK, and other important destinations on the continent. Usually there are daily flights to London- Luton and London-Gatwick, but flight schedules can vary according to season. Not long ago, new flights have been introduced to Berlin, Paris and New York. If you can’t reach Gibraltar Airport from your point of departure, you might have better luck with Malaga Airport, located at 120 kilometers from Gibraltar.

Travelling by bus can be very convenient if you are coming from Spain. Seville, Granada and other southern cities have frequent bus links to Gibraltar. Possibly the most picturesque way to reach Gibraltar is by ferry. You can catch a boat from Morocco, Tangier and Ceuta, or, if your pocket allows it, you can come on a cruise ship. Once you are in Gibraltar, you can easily cover the total area on foot. Gibraltar has only 7 square kilometers and all landmarks can be reached on foot, but if you’d rather not climb the steep streets of the city you can take the bus or a taxi.

Gibraltar Travel Guide - Accommodation

Despite its small size, Gibraltar has quite a wide range of accommodation options. There are several budget hotels that are suited for backpackers, but there are a couple of high-end luxury hotels as well for those who are in the mood to splurge.

Toc H Hostel is a rather unusual place, but one that will surely appeal for the bohemian traveler. The hostel has an artsy, mismatched appearance and it is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The rooms are quite comfortable and as cheap as you’ll ever find in Gibraltar.

The Queens Hotel is more expensive, but it is still in the budget category. Living conditions are quite good, and the breakfast included in the price is excellent. Perched on a steep hill, the Rock Hotel offers a great view of the bay. This is the busiest hotel in the city, so this Gibraltar Travel Guide recommends that you book your accommodation well in advance to make sure that you get a room with a view.

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