What to Do in Gibraltar

What to see on a short break in Gibraltar
I love Gibraltar. I have visited here many times since I was around 13 as I have family who live here. This post includes the different parts & sights within Gibraltar & a few personal recommendations.
Gibraltar rock
The runway is famous because Gibraltar runway is one of the shortest runways in the world. It is also unique as it has a 4 lane road in the middle for through traffic and pedestrians crossing the border into Spain.
Gibraltar runway
Gibraltar runwayGibraltar airport
Casemates Square is full of restaurants and bars with plenty of variety for both day time & night time. My particular favourites are The Tunnel for drinks & Little Rock for food (I love the potato skins with bacon & cheese).
Gibraltar casemates gatesCasemates square, Gibraltar
Casemates is at the bottom of Main Street which has a variety of different shops and little side streets. There are their own shops as well as UK high street retailers such as Topshop, Peacocks, Marks & Spencer’s and Next.
Main Street Gibraltar
The rock is the focal point of Gibraltar. It is famed for it. You can see it as you land and it is home to the monkeys! The Macaques are also a common sight in the streets near the rock too. You can go up the rock by an organised tour, the cable cars or drive yourself.
Gibraltar Gibraltar rock monkeysGibraltar rock monkeysGibraltar rock monkeys
Europa Point is in Southern Gibraltar and you have a wonderful view of the Rock, different viewpoints to look out to Morocco and the Lighthouse. It is also home to the University of Gibraltar which has a fine dining restaurant called Bistro Point which is open the public.
Europa Point, Gibraltar LighthouseGibraltar rock Bistro point, Gibraltar
Ocean Village and the Marina is where the famous Sunborn Hotel is, the former cruise ship now in permanent position in the Gibraltar Marina. I recommend visiting Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant (see loaded potato skins photo below), The Bridge & O’Neills if you are in Ocean Village.
Sunburn hotel Gibraltar Gibraltar Marina
Loaded potato skins, Charlie’s bar, Gibraltar
Gibraltar is described as Britain abroad because it is a British overseas territory, they use GBP as their currency & it is considered English speaking though most can speak Spanish too.
It is important to remember that they also have their own culture and if you are here during September you could be lucky enough to celebrate National Day with them. You will see the streets as a mass of red & white as they celebrate voting to remain under British sovereignty rather than Spanish (1967).

I would recommend visiting Gibraltar for a few days to a week at a time.
|| Related: East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall ||
Have you ever visited Gibraltar? Where would you recommend visiting whilst there?
Bex

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19 thoughts on “What to Do in Gibraltar

    bravekahlua

    (December 2, 2017 - 9:47 am)

    The view is spectacular!!!!!!!!!! I hope to visit this plc one day

      bexcapades

      (December 2, 2017 - 9:50 am)

      It really is beautiful, you definitely should when you get the chance! 🙂

    Suffering Wanderlust

    (December 2, 2017 - 11:41 am)

    Really interesting post, I’d love to visit Gibraltar some day! Thanks for sharing

      bexcapades

      (December 2, 2017 - 11:51 am)

      It is really beautiful, I would definitely recommend it to everyone for a short break 🙂

    livelovetravelx

    (December 2, 2017 - 12:16 pm)

    Oh wow that’s the first time I’ve heard about Gibraltar! It’s quite fascinating that they still use the GBP.
    Kelly
    http://www.thiswayandthatway.com

      bexcapades

      (December 2, 2017 - 12:33 pm)

      It is, they have Gibraltar pounds too but they’re used interchangeably with GBP & the coins look the same!

    Roadtirement

    (December 2, 2017 - 12:36 pm)

    What a marvelous post! Ripe with photos and details. I learned quite a bit!

      bexcapades

      (December 2, 2017 - 12:40 pm)

      Thank you for reading! 🙂 it is probably my most-visited destination 🙂

    The Book Moo

    (December 2, 2017 - 11:05 pm)

    Dem potato skins doe 😍 I really want to go there now, do you stay in a hotel or with family whilst you’re there?

      bexcapades

      (December 2, 2017 - 11:34 pm)

      They were beautiful 😍 we’ve done both – this time we stayed with family but if it’s more than just the two of us then we’ll stay in a hotel 🙂

        The Book Moo

        (December 3, 2017 - 12:45 am)

        Have to recommend me a few 😊 I’ll definitely have to give it a go!

    omlagacom

    (December 3, 2017 - 1:47 am)

    Wow amazing view. I hope to visit Gibraltar.
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    hebahpervaiz

    (December 3, 2017 - 8:42 am)

    I haven’t visited Gibraltar but it looks amazing! 😍 Those monkeys are so cute hahah

      bexcapades

      (December 3, 2017 - 8:46 am)

      It really is! They can be cute but they will also steal anything from you, be it food, cameras, things loose on your bag or the baby’s dummy out of it’s mouth (happened to my cousin🙈) 🐒

        hebahpervaiz

        (December 3, 2017 - 8:48 am)

        Oh my gosh!! :O Really?? Hahaha

          bexcapades

          (December 3, 2017 - 8:51 am)

          Yes! They have no problem with jumping in prams and sitting on people’s heads! 😂 it’s funny as long as you’re keeping an eye on any little ones you have with you! You’re not allowed to feed them outside food either but they’ll take it if you let them get close enough!

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