Is Gibraltar on our bucket list? If you are visiting Spain, it’s an easy day trip and there are so many things to do in this British Territory.
Looking at the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, jutting out from the Mediterranean Sea, from the Spanish Side you can tell it’s small indeed. Is it worth the long line to enter? The Spanish have long wanted to take Gibraltar back from the British and make it as difficult as they can for visitors to go over for the day. We braved the long queue and found plenty of things to do in Gibraltar. Some top sights include visiting the caves in the rock, which is a Nature Reserve that is home to those pesky Barbary Apes.
Top things to do in Gibraltar!
1. Casement Square and Shopping
In the center of the city, Casement Square is where it is all at. You can sit and enjoy a snack or shop in many of the shops. Expats who live in Spain, love to come and stock up on their British foods and other products.
2. Eat Fish and Chips
What we did was find Roy’s Fish Shop, reputed to have the best fish on the promontory. We loved it!
3. Check out all the British Architecture and Statues
Gibraltar, stuck in sunny, hot Spain is really a glimpse into a British city. The only thing out of place may be the palm trees!
4. Visit some Arab Sites
Just like the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Moorish occupation did not miss Gibraltar and there are a few things left to visit such as the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque and the Moorish Castle.
5. Play or watch some Cricket
There is a cricket club and pitch on Gibraltar. There are often scrimmages in the evenings and on weekends.
6. Visit Europa Point
With a few memorials, a lighthouse, and a nice walking path Europa Point is a great place to have a picnic or watch the sunset.
7. Play at the Playground or go Swimming in the Pool
Lots of recreational options on Gibraltar and this sprawling playground really packs in the fun.
If you find yourself in southern Spain, don’t miss this out of place British gem.
Author Bio: Corinne Vail is a travel photographer, food lover, and a perpetual traveler who has been travel writing for over 14 years. For many years she lived overseas in Germany, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, and the Netherlands teaching the children of the US. military. She’s visited over 90 countries, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.
Have you been to Gibraltar? What do you think its top sights are?