Destinations - Gibraltar

Gibraltar © Michelle Chaplow
A day trip of mini break in Gibraltar © Michelle Chaplow

Guide to Rock of Gibraltar

Take me to: Accommodation | Airport | Restaurants | Things to do

Gibraltar is Famous Worldwide for its dramatic rock. It is located in a strategic position at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar and is linked to Spain by a narrow isthmus. Gibraltar is often known as the 'meeting of continents'.

Gibraltar is imposing but small. It measures less than six square kilometres in total. It is inhabited by around 30,000 people mainly made up of Gibraltarians, British, Moroccans, Indians and Spanish. There is also a colony of the famous apes, the only ones in Europe to run free in a semi-wild state.

Gibraltar is a British self-governing oversees territory (colony). It has a Governor, Lieutenant-general Ed Davis (Royal Marines officer) Commander of the Order of the British Empire, who is the Queen's representative on the Rock and Commander-in Chief of the British Forces stationed there. Britain is responsible for Gibraltar's foreign affairs, defence and the political stability of the colony. However, the Rock has its own Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, plus a House of Parliament and a government, which oversees the day-to-day affairs of the Rock.

Gibraltar is a member of the European Union by virtue of Britain's membership. However, Gibraltar is outside the Customs Union so travellers from EU member states can still enjoy duty free purchases but suffer often lengthy queues for customs checks retuning to Spain. .

About Gibraltar

Learn about the history, geography, climate and culture of this fascinating rock. More >


You'll find everything from the humblest youth hostel to the most elegant luxury hotel. More >


Information about Gibraltar airport, transfers, car hire etc. More >

Art Galleries

Information on Art exhibitions and galleries in Gibraltar. More >

Arrival to Gibraltar

Find out how to get to Gibraltar, also included is information about the local airport. More >

Financial & Legal Services

Gibraltar is a world-renowned tax haven and thus an excellent place to invest. More >

Getting Around

There are many ways to move about "The Rock", step right up to find your taxi, bus, etc. More >

Living in Gibraltar

Thinking of living and/or working in Gibraltar? This is what you need to know. More >

Main Sites & Activities

There are so many things to do and see in such a small space, don't expect to finish! More >


Gibraltar's three marinas are well equipped to service the sea fairing visitor. More >


You won't have to think twice before you tie the knot on Gibraltar. More >


A number of publications and other media sources keep Gibraltarians up to date. More >


The market is always hot on "The Rock"; find out what's on sale, here!. More >


From fish and chips to fine dining, you will find plenty of selection here. More >


Again, Gibraltar is tax free! So grab your shopping trolley and get busy! More >

Tourist Offices

Here's how to find even more information about Gibraltar. More >

Visas & Passports

"Know before you go" goes the saying; you may need both passport and visa. More >


Many international residents on the Costa del Sol look to Gibraltar as an alternative job market. More >







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