Attractions Of Gibraltar


Attractions Of Gibraltar

As elsewhere, there are attractions that are a must for every tourist.

Tailless monkeys

Barbariska monkeys, they’re macaques Maghreb, or magothy-the only monkeys in Europe that are in the wild without cages and bars, we live on a Rock.

Sometimes they want more space and impressions, and then they went down to the city, to the delight of tourists who grab the camera.

Tailless monkey, the national symbol of Gibraltar, it sometimes Ibragima 5-cent coin. When Jules Verne, the famous author of “Fifteen-year captain” visited the Rock at the end of the 19th century, the monkey was so pleased with him that inspired me to write a story called “Gil Braltar”(“Gil Braltar”).

Main street – Main Street

The main street leads from the beginning Barracks plaschadi Central plaschadi in the past and in current times.

Perhaps it would be better to call this street the “Main Shopping street” or “tourist Central”. Not only for visitors but for locals, this is Nevsky, Tver and Khreshchatyk. Because in Gibraltar there is no VAT, free trade thrives here.

In addition to the many stores and shops, bars and restaurants on the Main street is the Cathedral of Mary of the Crowned, the Governor’s residence, Parliament house and other attractions.

Cape of Europe-pillars of Hercules

The mosque of Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim-gift Arabic Sheikh, an old lighthouse, a 50-ton cannon at battery Harding, the Church of the virgin European, reconstructed from an ancient mosque, a monument to the Sikorski-all these sights are located on the southern tip of the Peninsula. There, on the shore of the Strait, where the flow from one to the other the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea, like no other place you will feel that this is the southern edge of the European continent, the pillars of Hercules.

Tunnels during the Second world war

The tunnel during the great siege was the beginning of a subsequent Grand building in the depths of the mountains, which developed before the Second world war. The entire civilian population was evacuated, and during the war it was built about 50 km of underground communications, terrestrial exceed the length of roads in Gibraltar. So far it is a secret facility, and is open to tourists only a small, less than a kilometer, the route to the dungeon.

Tunnels during the great Siege

The rock survived the turbulent history associated with war, armed conflict and the battles for its possession, including 14 sieges. The last siege, the bloodiest, lasted nearly 4 years, went down in history as the Great Siege.

St Michael’s Cave

If you think that the cave – a dark hole in the dungeon, you are mistaken. The first to describe the cave, was a Roman traveler Mela pomponius Atticus, who visited Gibraltar in the 1st century ad the Beauty and size of the grotto was struck by the ancient geographer who decided that it was not only as the tomb of Hercules. Under the arches of the spacious and majestic cave is a concert hall for 400 spectators. Cascades bizarre stalactites and stalagmites adorn the hall and galleries leading down.

100-ton gun

“Destroyer of the rocks” – this name was given to the iron monster at birth. A powerful giant, who was holding a gun on the Bay and Strait, “no luck” – standing for several decades, the gun is obsolete, not making a single shot of combat. However, despite his advanced age, “destroyer” is still in fighting condition, aiming a 10-metre hole in the sea.

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