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Being a British Overseas Territory and headland, Gibraltar rests on the southern coast of Spain.  The territory is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge.  The Moors made the first settlement in the Middle Ages and later the the region was ruled by Spain.  The outpost eventually fell under the British reign in 1713.  Layers of fortifications are prevalent including the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels, which were extended during the World War II.  (photo credit: Marcin Krzyzak)

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panorama of Gibraltar

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panorama of Gibraltar city

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A panorama of Gibraltar city

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A view of a fortress in Gibraltar’s Upper Rock, Gibraltar

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A view of Upper Rock and Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar

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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar_242272420

A view of Upper Rock and Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar

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A view of Upper Rock and Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar

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A photo of Barbary macaques (Barbary apes) that live in Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar

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A photo of Barbary macaques (Barbary apes) that live in Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar

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A panorama of Gibraltar

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Cable car close to the top of Gibraltar rock. Cable car is a comfortable way to get to Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in Gibraltar.

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Mosque located near Europa Point on Gibraltar

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A view terrace in warm sunset light, located near Europa Point in Gibraltar

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Europa Point lighthouse on a shore of Gibraltar

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A view of a battery installed in Gibraltar’s Upper Rock, Gibraltar

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Sunset over Gibraltar

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Enjoy Your Gibraltar City Breaks
By Rose Janine

Gibraltar is an amazing city and also one of the safest and best family holiday destination. The city is visited by the tourists for many diverse reasons. Some go there to see the historical buildings, some to enjoy the nightlife and some just for calm.

Most of the tourists are attracted to Gibraltar for its unique geographical location, the enormous Rock of Gibraltar, which can be seen from miles. The city is home to several Gibraltarians and people belonging to other cultures. The city is less than 7 square kilometres, so can be seen on foot as well. The languages which are generally spoken include English, Spanish and Llanito. Llanito is a mix of Andalusian Spanish and British English.

The main attraction in Gibraltar is the Rock of Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar is a place rich in history especially in the traces of human existence dating as far back as the age of the Neanderthal man. There are also many other sights to see in Gibraltar. Alameda Botanical Garden is a serene area which combines the artistic beauty of the site with living exhibits of botanical interest and conservation value. It also holds a chain of fountains, ponds, and waterfalls. Other important sights include St Michael’s Cave, Gibraltar Museum, Trafalgar Cemetry, World War II Tunnels, Europa Point, Gala Casino and the list goes on.

Gibraltar is famous for the deep sea fishing; dolphin and whale watching. An inlet down Gibraltar has an amazing display of dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. A trip down this bay is worth making just to witness the beauty of these sea creatures playing and showing off their grandeur for all to see. Here, you will truly appreciate these marine creatures in their natural habitat.

If someone has come to visit Gibraltar, then he cannot go without shopping. In Gibraltar, one can find the fantastic shopping areas. It is an area that ha no charge Value Added Tax (VAT) and thus the visitors are fascinated to the best offers and prices that can be enjoyed on high value items. Here, Main Street is the main region which is famous for shopping and on this street you can find the British Shopping Centers.

There are no shortage of places to go in the evening in Gibraltar. The city has a variety of discos, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants all offering a lively ambience in the evening, and quite often have live entertainment. There are many clubs and bars which have the same opening hours and remains open until early hours of the morning. Some of the best Bars include Irish Town, The Clipper, Lord Nelson Bar and The Star Bar.

Here, you can also find a range of budget hotels to stay. Rock Hotel, Caleta Hotel, Eliott Hotel and Bristol are some of them. The hotels will provide you with all the facilities including on time meals, pick and drop service etc and make your trip more enjoyable.

Gibraltar has become one of the best holiday destinations and every year a number of tourists visit this place. You can also plan your trip and enjoy your Gibraltar City Breaks.

I am Rose Janine, a Travel Journalist and likes to travel and explore new cities. Last month, I visited the amazing place Gibraltar. Booked my Gibraltar Holidays through MyGibraltar.co.uk. I would recommend you MyGibraltar to book your City Breaks in Gibraltar.

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