The Rock of Gibraltar is a beautiful outcrop close to Spain’s Costa del Sol. For more than two centuries it has been a possession of the United Kingdom. Gibraltar’s interesting caves and labyrinthine tunnels fascinate its visitors. Introduction to Gibraltar – Culture – Orientation & Location – Climate & When to Visit – Sightseeing Highlights – Upper Rock Nature Reserve – The Apes of Gibraltar – The Tunnels – Europa Point – Lighthouse at Europa Point – Our Lady of Europe – Mosque Ibrahim al Ibrahim – Alameda Botanic Gardens – Moorish Castle Complex – Caves of Gibraltar – St Michael’s Cave – Gorman’s Cave – Forbes Quarry – Rosia Bay – Gibraltar Museum – Casemates Square – John Mackintosh Square – 100 Ton Gun – Churches of Gibraltar – Recommendations for the Budget Traveller – Places to Stay – Con Dios – Bristol Hotel – Queen’s Hotel – Cannon Hotel – Governor’s Inn – Places to Eat – Gatsby’s – Bean & Gone Cafe – Sacarello’s Gibraltar – Cafe Solo – Places to Shop – Duty-Free Shopping on Gibraltar – Buying Jewellery – Gibraltar Crystal Factory – Electronics – Main Street, Gibraltar
“Globetrotter’s The Best of Series” provides an attractive, handy pocket guide to popular destinations. The book features well-presented, to-the-point sections on the highlights of the city, places of interest, activities, accommodation, where to eat out, entertainment and excursions. It also features travel tips, a general index and also a separate index for the places of interest. Each entry is cross referenced with the fold-out maps. The Highlights chapter features an introduction to each of the 20 featured highlights, information on location, contact details, opening hours, entry fees and tour details. The Sightseeing chapter features historic buildings, galleries and museums, parks and gardens, with contact details, opening hours, and entry fees for each featured site. The Activities chapter features sports, activities, suggested routes for walking tours and organized tours, while the Shopping chapter covers shops and markets. Accommodation includes listings by area and price category. Eating out covers the cuisine of the region, as well as listings of suggested venues by area and price. Entertainment includes nightlife, music, theatre, festivals, casinos, pubs and clubs, and spectator sports. Excursions include transport options, distance, contact details and highlights. A Travel Tips section handles everything from transport and money to personal safety and etiquette.
The Rock of History on the edge of Europe Across the border from Spain, the tiny British colony of Gibraltar is packed full of history dating back to the days the very earth rose out of the sea to form the iconic Rock. For the visitor today, the compact nature of Gibraltar ensures all areas can be explored easily by foot, with spectacular scenery along the way. The eight themed walks found in this book explore every corner of Gibraltar from its guns and defensive fortifications to its Moorish past. They cover the Upper Rock nature reserve, the history of the Royal Navy in Gibraltar and the length of the peninsula from the frontier to Europa Point, as well as a section dealing with nearby Spain. Between them these walks chart a broad spectrum of interests as well as providing a whole host of practical information for visitors to Gibraltar. • Clear maps, times and distances • Plan your walk by theme • Museum and building opening times • Historic eating, drinking and hotel suggestions • Personal guidance from the author