Travel Blogs from Gaucin
... fun to watch for a short time, but they were also pretty aggressive, which made it a bit scary as well. They would jump from the rock to the top of the bus and back. Plus they would jump on the backs and heads of the visitors as well if they saw something of interest; a hat, a hair band or anything colorful or shiny. It was fun to watch as long as it was someone else they ...
... was busy with tourists and we thought it was worth a look but there is not a lot that is fascinating about Gibraltar so we made our way through border control, found our car and drove north to the more fascinating Jimena de Frontera.
This little white washed town is set strategically on the side of a mountain ...
Today we arrived at Gibraltar which is a British overseas territory.
The landmark is the Rock of Gibraltar which rises over 1300 feet high .
There are stunning views from the top and inside is a maze of tunnels from World War 11.
The other attraction are the Barbary apes which are tailless and have inhabited the rock for centuries.
Other attractions are the helmeted Bobbies, pillar-boxes and English pubs.
We chose to do ...
... down the mountain we went to the defence caves. These were used on the insurrection between Spain and England in the 18th century. The tunnels were largely hand hewn. Not that we walked through all the caves as we were told that there were 80Kms of tunnels and caves. The story of the tunnels may start in the early days but extended into WWII. It is easy to see the military importance of the rock in the way that it is the gate way ...
... one of the two first shops in 1969. He said there are now about 50 tenants. They used to do a map/brochure but only about half the tenants contributed to it’s production/publication so they quit. The ceramics shop was huge and bustling…just not very interesting products. Another slightly grumpy shopkeeper said there are only around 25 shops operating now….I don’t think he was accurate. He was empty and had few items; next door was ...
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting