"The Rock" Gibraltar by Dabs
Gibraltar Travel Guide: 1,191 reviews and 2,613 photos
I think Gibraltar and I have an ill fated relationship, my first visit in 1998 was on a Saturday around noon when everything was starting to shut down for the day and I left with Gibraltar currency that I couldn't exchange once back in Spain.
My second visit was on the organized bus trip that was part of the Euromeet 2006 festivities, a late start, a traffic ticket and perhaps an overambitious schedule left us with a mere 1 1/2 hours to visit, just enough time to hop on a bus, ascend the rock via cable car and hop on a bus back to the border. No fish and chips were in the cards for me this time!
Many people seem to dismiss Gibraltar as a tourist trap but the history of the place fascinates me and I think it's worth a visit should you find yourself with an extra day near the Costa del Sol. Budget at least 3-4 hours or even a whole day if you want to do some shopping or grab a lunch of fish and chips and a couple of pints at one of the local pubs.
- Pros:A little slice of Britain near Spain
- Cons:I never seem to visit it properly
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