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Gibraltar is like marmite. You either love it or hate it, but you can´t deny its fascinating history and troubled past. The famous rock of Gibraltar is within easy reach of Estepona, Sotogrande and Marbella and if you want to explore a little piece of England on the Mediterranean, there is no better place to visit.
Situated on a narrow piece of land linked to the end of Spain, the rock of Gibraltar is 426 metres high and covers an area of 6 square kilometres. The thin coastal strip of land to the west overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean, and the east side with its sheer, steep cliffs overlooks the Mediterranean.
Gibraltar´s history evolves from its strategic position at the southern-most tip of the Iberian peninsula, where Europe meets Africa, and still remains to be an important base for the British Navy. The territory shares a border with Spain to the North. Gibraltar was granted by Spain to Great Britain in perpetuity in 1713, under the Treaty of Utrecht, and although Spain insists it should be returned to them, it remains British territory. The British Government has vowed to respect the wishes of the Gibraltarians, who oppose any proposals for shared sovereignty with Spain.
The rock is home to many historical sites and places of interest, that tourism boosts the economy, and many cruise ships also dock here regularly, bringing visitors from all over the globe. Gibraltar has become a popular holiday and business travel destination over the years and has the added bonus of tax-free shopping.
Shopping in Gibraltar
Tax free shopping is a huge attraction in Gibraltar, and you can pick up cheap tobacco and spirits from many stores on Main Street. Watch out for the customs officers though, as you are only legally allowed to return to Spain with 200 cigarettes or 250g of rolling tobacco and one litre of spirits per person.
Quality stores in Gibraltar, which also have branches in the UK, include Marks and Spencer, British Home Stores and the supermarket, Morrison´s. With the pound per euro exchange so bad at the moment, many ex-pat residents in Spain now choose to do their shopping in Gibraltar to save money, and top up the car with petrol or diesel at the same time, which is also much cheaper. Make sure you don´t leave your car in Morrison´s Car Park for more than three hours (as we did) or you will be clamped and it will cost you 50 quid to have the clamp removed.
Gibraltar Rock Tour
The limestone cliffs of Gibraltar are home to many natural caves, including the breathtaking St. Michael´s Grotto which is open to visitors. It is also well worth taking a trip down the tunnels of the great siege, which were used as a defence system in the 18th century, and can still be explored today.
You can take a taxi tour of the rock, or if you prefer to be left to your own devices, you can walk all the way up Main Street, past the Governor´s building to the cable car. We prefer to explore this way, and have taken many friends to the top of the rock where the famous Barbary Apes of Gibraltar live.
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