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Gibraltar is probably one of the places in Europe that one wants to tick off the list just to say "I have been there!". So I took the chance to visit this exhilarating British overseas territory during my trip through the Iberian peninsula in May 2006.
Gibraltar overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar and the northern coast of Africa, which is only about 14 km away. Its area of 6.5 square kilometres is home to about 29.000 people and the famous Barbary apes.
The highlight of every trip to Gibraltar is of course a visit of the 426 m high rock with its cheeky apes, but the city itself has many other sights well worth seeing. Among them are the defensive walls with its gates, the convent with the the changing of the guard, various churches and the Marina.
"Well, Gibraltar is a place which you either love or hate. I quite like it. It's a rock, that is essentially what it is. It's a British colony."
--- Nigel Short ---
- Pros:Panoramic views of the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Cons:Levant clouds can obscure the view from the rock.
- In a nutshell:Home of the Rock.
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