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Top things to do in Gibraltar in one day?

24 May 2023

If you have one day to spend in Gibraltar, here are some of the best things you can do to make the most of your time. 

 

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar: Begin your day by exploring the iconic Rock of Gibraltar, a limestone formation that offers stunning views of the surrounding area. You can take a cable car to the top or hike up the Mediterranean Steps for a more adventurous experience.

Explore the Upper Rock Nature Reserve: Once you reach the top of the rock, take some time to explore the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. This area is home to several attractions, including the famous Barbary macaques, St. Michael’s Cave with its impressive rock formations, and the Great Siege Tunnels that provide a glimpse into Gibraltar’s military history.

Walk along Main Street: Take a walk along Main Street, the bustling shopping area of Gibraltar. Here you’ll find a wide variety of duty-free shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. It’s a great place to pick up souvenirs or enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Visit Europa Point: Head to Europa Point, the southernmost point of Gibraltar. Here you can visit the Trinity Lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the Strait of Gibraltar, with Africa visible in the distance. You can also explore the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, a stunning architectural landmark.

Explore the Gibraltar Museum: Take some time to visit the Gibraltar Museum, located in the city centre. The museum provides fascinating insights into the history, geology, and natural environment of Gibraltar. It’s a great place to learn about the region’s rich heritage.

Enjoy the beaches: Gibraltar has a couple picturesque beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun. Sandy Bay with it’s golden sands, and Catalan Bay with a colourful fishing village are very popular choices, offering nice beach bars and clear waters.

Try local cuisine:Foodies will find plenty of choices to satisfy their taste buds along the Gibraltar Main Street, with a wide variety of restaurants serving up everything from traditional Spanish tapas, Indian and Indonesian Cuisine, local Moroccan style dishes to contemporary fusion and Mediterranean cuisine. Local specialties such as Gibraltar-style Calentita, a savoury chickpea flour pancake, and rump steak with blue cheese sauce, as well as traditional british fish & chips are not to be missed. The street is also home to several cafeterias and bakeries, which serve up delicious pastries and cakes.

Gibraltar is a small territory, and you can cover most of its highlights in a day. However, if you have more time, consider extending your stay to fully immerse yourself in the unique charm of this British Overseas Territory, the Rock of Gibraltar.

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