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Your first trip to Gibraltar will no doubt be a pleasant surprise. Despite its tiny stature, this small but perfectly formed country is not to be underestimated.
Gibraltar is the last bastion of European rule as it juts out into the African sea.The port at Tangier, Morocco is visible on a clear day and there is a real excitement in being so easily able to see another continent! Despite its close proximity to Africa and its attachment to Spain, Gibraltar is staunchly British in many of its features. Expect to see red post boxes and bobbies on the beat surrounded by swaying palms!
No overview of Gibraltar would be complete without mentioning the famous Rock.
Ancients believed that this spectacular limestone ridge was one of the two pillars of Hercules, the other being Jebel Musa in Morocco, and there is undoubtedly a sense of something mystical as you watch the sun setting on this mammoth and most famous of land marks.
Another thing that comes to mind you think of Gibraltar are its famous tax free bargains. Shopping here is quite an experience and just the thing to put a smile on the face of even the most hardened of bargain hunters. Its not all shopping and sightseeing though. A lastminute.come holiday to Gibraltar will see you exposed to some of the best outdoor activities anyone could wish for. Diving, fishing, sailing and climbing are all abundantly available for those who like to keep active.
Surprises are round every corner in Gibraltar, none more so than the lively population of Barbary macaques monkeys. These friendly cheeky residents are yet another thing that the area is famous for and a visit is highly recommended.
Food and drink in Gibraltar are great value and very diverse. Here you can sample to culinary delights of both Spain and Britain with great ease. Fresh local sea food is particularly delicious but there is plenty to choose from and to suit every palette. The majority of locals are English speaking and friendly and the nightlife is healthy and vibrant. A lastminute.com holiday to Gibraltar is historically rich and culturally diverse, you’ll enjoy some of the highest temperatures in Europe and the most rich and glorious wildlife, including some rare migrating birds. There is something for everyone, from the shopaholic to the rambler, the foodie to the amateur historian, ensuring that your first visit to Gibraltar will most certainly not be your last!
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