Hotels in Gibraltar
What to see by foot: Gibraltar
Gibraltar is steeped in history and there is much to see and do on a typical
walking tour. From the remains of British fortifications to world class shopping,
to marinas and beaches where sailing, diving and dolphin-watching are widely
enjoyed, there is something for everyone.
In the town centre, the Gibraltar Museum has good historical, architectural
and military displays, including a well-preserved Muslim bathhouse and a detailed
model of the Rock made in the 1860s. The Admiralty Harbour is an important fortress
and strategic naval base.
There are over 150 caves inside Gibraltar's Rock in which numerous fossil remains
have been found. The most famous cave is St Michael's Cave, which is a dramatic
natural grotto rich with stalagmites and stalactites. The cave's natural auditorium
is used for concerts and theatre performances.
Barbary apes were first introduced by the British in the early 18th century
from the mountains of Morocco; these wild tailless monkeys are now inextricably
linked with Gibraltar. You will see them close to the top of the rock and a
good tour guide can have them on your back or eating out of your hand in no
The Moorish Castle and Tower of Homage, dating back to 1160 AD bear the scars
from centuries of conflict; and the structures dominate the hillside from the
landward approach to the Rock.
Gibraltar's principal shopping thoroughfare runs almost the length of town
along Main Street and most shops have windows packed with goods of all kinds
at attractive tax-free prices. The range, originating from all over the world,
is tremendous. Items to look out for include jewellery, fine glassware, leather
goods, watches, eyewear and the latest in hi-fi technology and televisions.
Queensway Quay, Marina Bay and, more recently, Casemates Square are the hot
spots for dining out and home to a wide selection of bars with live entertainment
until the early morning hours. In addition to the 'bar scene,' the Rock boasts
an international casino, the Ladbroke International Casino Club, which offers
a terrace restaurant affording diners spectacular views over the Bay of Gibraltar.
Selection of hotels in this region:
The Eliott Hotel
The Rock Hotel
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