Gibraltar is both a town and country of only 7 sq. km , but it has its own airport, currency, postage stamps, naval and military garrisons, two cathedrals, its own newspapers, radio, and TV and a casino. "The Rock" enjoys a pleasant climate and has a recorded history dating from A.D. 711 and traces of cave occupation 40,000 years ago.
The Rock of Gibraltar is a massive limestone rock rising out of the sea to a height of 425m (1,396 ft.), and is often referred to as the Gateway to the Mediterranean.
The town of Gibraltar lies on the west side of the Rock around the harbors. You can visit the top attractions in 3 to 4 hours. Most visitors, however, allocate a full day.
Things to See & Do
* The Gibraltar Museum
* Convent and King's Chapel
* Trafalgar Cemetery
* Europa Point
* Upper Rock Nature Preserve
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€), British pounds or Gibraltar Pound (£)
Language – English and Spanish
Land Area – 7 sq km
Population – 30,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time –GMT/UTC plus one hour (Central European time)
International Country Telephone Code – When calling Gibraltar from Spain, the area code is 9567. But when calling from another country, such as the U.K., the code is 350.
Port Location – The Port of Gibraltar is close to the town centre and the airport is only minutes away.
Transport Links- You can see Gibraltar on foot, by cable car, by bus, or by inexpensive taxi tour. You can fly directly into and out of Gibraltar, however there are no buses that take you right into Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol. However, all the major towns on the coast are linked to La Línea, the Spanish border town. The most frequent run is from Algeciras and takes 40 minutes.
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