Gibraltar is a small and singular territory for many reasons, including its history. We will tour the rock to discover its attractions
This small rock is worth visiting for the simple fact of being a piece of land near Spain belonging to Great Britain. Well, in addition to this, the rock hides beautiful corners that we want to show you . Are your ready?
It is one of the biggest and most curious attractions. In the highest part of Gibraltar, small monkeys gather in packs that you see and play with. However, be careful because they are very naughty and even a bit thieves.
In the area, there are caregivers who will tell you whether or not you can approach them. We say this because the monkeys are known for picking up bags and mobile phones and then throw them down the mountain.
Taking a cable car from the foot of the rock, or a minibus, you can reach the top of the rock, but this time you won´t be able to see monkeys but you will see the beautiful landscape that surrounds this piece of land that emerges from the sea.
The rock is sorrounded by water almost on most of its part (except the part linking to Spain), you will be able to see Morocco in the background lloking south.
Calm down, we are not wrong. We did mention the Gibraltar airport as a tourist attraction because it is one of the most curious in the world, and we believe it is worth seeing.
Its only runway crosses the plain before the rock, so you have no choice but to cross the runway when going in and out of Gibraltar. Regulated by traffic lights, both for vehicles and for pedestrians, it is possible that the planes take off and land without mishaps.
Therefore, do not be surprised if while you are entering the rock, a traffic light prevents you from passing and suddenly you see a plane landing. This is the daily bread in the place.
The Rock of Gibraltar has its own history. Well, a sample of this is the defense system they have underground. It is a network of tunnels that extends several miles around the rock.
They were digged during the siege that occurred between 1779 and 1783 with the aim of defending Gibraltar from the Spanish and French forces trying to recover the rock. Later, during World War II, they were reinforced and became very useful again to bring peace to the locals from a military attack.
It seems that Gibraltar is a surprise underground. There are numerous lovely caves, about 150 specifically. Among them, the San Miguel cave stands out, not only because of its beauty, but because it is believed that the archangel Michael appeared in it.
Regardless of whether or not you are religious, as a natural site it is worth visiting it. His grotto of stalactites and stalagmites is impressive. If you are touring Gibraltar you can not miss this wonder of nature.
One of the advantages of being a border crossing is not having to pay taxes when shopping. This is the perfect place to buy glasses and branded clothing, technology and perfumes. While it is true that some believe that, for example, clothing is expensive, its quality is incredible, and buying it out for example in Spain could cost almost double.
Although being a British territory its main language is English, its Andalusian Spanish with an Anglo-Saxon accent will make you smile. But in addition, they locals have invented a language known as llanito, a very peculiar language that emerges from the union of both languages, English and Spanish.
Some of his funniest expressions are ‘don’t give me the tin’, a phrase made in Spanish but does not exist in English. Another very funny expression is ‘I’ll call you after’, which means he’ll call you later.
Anyway, it seems incredible that such a small piece of land can give so much play. Do you want to sign up for a tour of Gibraltar?
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