Gibraltar Travel Guide

May 18, 2018 Gibraltar

the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

If you're planning to visit Gibraltar, here are a few recommendations for your upcoming trip!

Gibraltar.
If you're a bit confused as to where you're located when you enter Gibraltar whether you're in Spain or in the U.K, let me break it down for you. Gibraltar is located on the southern tip of Spain and north of Africa. You can take a short ferry ride to Morocco from here or a flight. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory that has a mix of British and Spanish cultures within it. There's a lot of history here between Spain and the U.K over this land but it's interesting to see the differences in person. If you're taking a day trip or staying here for a longer period of time, you need to bring your passport or else you can't enter.There's about 30,000 inhabitants and the currency used here are Gibraltar pounds. Don't worry euros are still accepted here. There's so much to do in Gibraltar and the best thing is it's walkable to many things so wear comfortable shoes. Also a fun fact is everyone speaks english here so communicating to locals isn't so hard.

Driving into Gibraltar, the drive alone was so beautiful and scenic. I didn't know what to expect when going to Gibraltar but was pleasantly surprised. For one, the weather was very warm and also looked like the perfect vacation getaway spot with it's nice blue water, palm trees, and marina. Once the bus dropped us off we had to walk over to border control. After being cleared, you're now able to enjoy your time in Gibraltar. As for our tour, we had the option to add a guided rock guide while we there. In that rock guide, transportation was included and we stopped at the infamous Gibraltar rock, St Michael's Cave. and the Mosque/Europa Point. These are the main attractions in Gibraltar that you can see by yourself or hire a local guide.

The Rock of Gibraltar is one of the main attractions and is made from 200 million year old Jurassic limestone and surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. You can get here by a cable car, driving, or do the challenge of walking up. At the top, you will find wild monkeys hanging around. Many like to take pictures with them but beware they are still animals and can be feisty. St. Michael's Cave is very popular due to it's 1,000,000 visitors each year. The cave is lit with different fun colors, had great surround sound, and is often used as a concert space. It's actually a really cool interactive cave to visit. 

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque is another point of interest in Gibraltar. With it's intricate architecture it's crazy to know that it was constructed in the 8th century. Europa Point is a great place to see on a clear day, views of North Africa, as well as the Bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish towns along it's shores. After the guided tour we has free time to do as we pleased and I loved around the old town and eating a lot of yummy food in the array of restaurants they offered. This also was an area where many people did shopping due to it being tax free. Here' are a few photos from our trip to Gibraltar!

Photo Diaries.
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the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

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the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

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the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

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the ultimate gibraltar travel guide

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Comment below,
Have you ever visited Gibraltar?



67 comments

  1. Is Gibraltar a separate country or just a principality? Love those caves. They look amazing. The monkeys are cute too, though I wouldn't mess with them.

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    1. It's a British Overseas Territory, not a separate country. I wouldn't mess with the monkeys either haha

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  2. Interesting. I have always wanted to visit Gibraltar. And don't know why. Maybe I liked the name of the fact that is on the edge of the continent. Anyway, I now have a guide :)

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    1. haha yes it's a very interesting place. It was awesome to see morocco from a distance!

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  3. I recently visited Guatape, Colombia, where there is another famous rock, and I've always wanted to see Gibraltar! Looks like a lovely and fascinating place!

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    1. It is fascinating, too bad Guatape doesn't have a cable car to get to the top and you have to walk all those steps

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  4. Oh, too bad we didn't go to Gibraltar from Malaga. We only went to Tangier in 2015.

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  5. Gibraltar is such a fun and special place. I remember those monkeys following us everywhere :)

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  6. Great pictures! Gibraltar is one of the few parts of Spain I've left to visit and this has been some big inspiration! Would love to check out the caves and see those cutie monkeys hanging around. Must be weird that everyone that everyone speaks English!

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  7. I am eyeing a future trip to Morocco and have encountered Gibraltar as a possible side trip option. Thanks for informing though that Gibraltar is a British overseas territory. My passport is visa free for Morocco but not Gibraltar if it's UK territory.

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  8. Gibraltar is a must-experience for sure! We visited last year after hiking the Camino (spent a few weeks road tripping around Spain and Portugal). One tip - be extra careful around those monkeys! We saw a man's bag get taken and they did not want to give it back.

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    1. How fun, I need to make it to Portugal soon! Omg yes, those monkeys were crazy!

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  9. We had considered visiting Gibraltar a few years ago when we visited the south of Spain. Unfortunately we didn't have time but I've always wanted to visit the monkeys (even though I've heard they can be a little mean :-) )

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    1. haha they aren't as bad as the ones from the monkey forest in Ubud, Bali!

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  10. We're in the midst of planning a roadtrip around southern Spain and have been debating on whether or not to include Gibralter. Now I kind of feel like I have to. Would you just suggest it as a day trip from another city, or is it best to spend a night?

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    1. You can def do a day trip from Granada or Seville it's about 2 hours away from both cities. I think you can see most of Gibraltar during a day trip but if you would like to stay overnight to see more and take your time, its up to you!

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  11. I visited Gibraltar years ago with my family and really enjoyed how quirky it is, as a Brit it is such a strange and interesting place to visit, but also beautiful too. It is somewhere I would love to return to now as a couple.

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  12. This area looks so beautiful! I feel like there should be some rock climbers on the gilbrater rock though, lol. Would complete the perfect picture of relaxation and adventure, which is right up my alley ;) Ps- very jealous of your hair!

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    1. People can hike up the rock if they desire and thank you so much :)

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  13. This place looks so pretty and beautiful I love that it has that British touch to it love it.

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  14. All of your photos look stunning! Such a fun trip! I'd never heard of Gibraltar before your post but now I want to travel there, adding it to my bucket list.

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  15. It looks beautiful, and I love how Gibraltar seems to be right in the middle of it all. So fun!

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  16. I've never heard of Gibraltar, but it looks beautiful!

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  17. The pictures look very pretty! Now I want to visit Gibraltar soon :)

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  18. I am not familiar with the place. But through your amazing pictures, it looks perfect to visit the place someday.

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    1. I highly recommend adding this to to your travel bucket-list!

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  19. Wow it looks so nice there. WIll have to add it to my places to go in the future.

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    1. I hope you get to experience it yourself some day :)

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  20. This is lovely. And the pictures are to die for. Great post

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  21. This place looks so amazing to visit! I would love to visit those caves! Those monkeys look so cute as well!

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    1. The caves were so awesome! I never seen anything like it before.

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  22. I have never been to Gibraltar but wow, this looks like a nice place to visit and I would love to see that colorful cave.

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  23. Great guide! I love the amount of little details you post, so thoughtful! This post only makes me want to travel again but to put Gibraltar much higher in my list

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you're able to experience Gibraltar yourself one day :)

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  24. Wow, wonderful guide! the photo clicks are amazing, it looks perfect to visit the place someday.

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  25. This looks like such a seriously cool place to visit! I hope I get to travel to places like this one day. I know Gibraltar is definitely a favorite for so many people - and travel bloggers seem to love it, so it must be cool!

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  26. What a beautiful guide to follow! Would love to embark on this journey.

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  27. Beautiful, sunny pics of Gibraltar. I would definitely like to visit it someday!

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  28. I can't believe I had not even heard of Gibraltar before today. I looks absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.

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  29. Never heard of Gibraltar. However, it does look beautiful.

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  30. I have heard of Gibraltar, but never been there. It seems like a lovely place! I would love to take my mom!

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    1. it's such a lovely place to visit especially with family!

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  31. I've always wanted to visit Spain. So much culture and beauty... It's on my travel bucket list!

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    1. You would love it! One of my favorites countries that I could visit over and over.

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  32. I loved Gibraltar when I visited a few years back! I've always wanted to go back since! This travel guide really takes me back!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I'm so glad to hear! I would love to go back as well.

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  33. I went to Gibraltar a decade ago it is such a beautiful place. Love your pictures. It makes me want to go back.

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  34. I enjoyed seeing all your photos girl, It makes me want to visit Gibraltar after this quarantine. and it seems like you had a wonderful experience there.

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