Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory at the southern tip of Cadiz Province. The 426 metre high lump of Jurassic Limestone emerging from a flat and low coastal plain is a prominent landmark in the region. The population of about 30,000 lives in a densely populated town clinging to the bottom of The Rock and on reclaimed land to the west. The whole territory covers 6.84 sq. kilometres being 5 kilometres long and 1.2 kilometres wide.
Being so small does not make Gibraltar any less attractive as a destination. The Upper Rock Reserve has a number of walks. Along many you will see plants that only grow on Gibraltar and on many walks the views across the Strait to Morocco, over the houses of La Linea to the Spanish mainland or across Gibraltar Bay to Algeciras can only be described as breathtaking. You may even be accompanied by a Barbary Macaque hoping for a handout.
With a couple of beaches, an airfield bisected by the only road into or out of Gibraltar that rates as one of the top ten most exciting in the world, two casinos, one of which is on a floating hotel, a respectable botanical garden, the Alameda, there is enough for a family for a couple of days. A history buff on the other hand could spend half a lifetime exploring the fortifications that date back to the Moorish occupation and cover the entire peninsula both on the surface and below in tunnels started in the 18th Century that conceal an underground town.
Gibraltar has more history, geography, geology and culture packed into its 6.8 square kilometres than any other place on earth. Officially Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean and shares its northern border with the Province of Cádiz in Andalucia, Spain. More....