Friday, April 21, 2017

Gibraltar, UK

Our 4th port stop was in Gibraltar, this little known territory of the United Kingdom located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. We wandered on our own (not taking any tour) and went straight to Europa Point.

Europa Point Lighthouse referred to as the "End of Europe". This lighthouse overlooks North Africa and the area shares space with a Muslim mosque and a Catholic Shrine.

At the Europa Point you can view the Rock of Gibraltar - the territory's most famous landmark. The Strait also named Gibraltar separates Africa from Europe. This limestone landmark has withstood centuries of conflicts and today is a symbol of power and fortitude.

Walking the historic streets.

View from the top of the Gibraltar rock, taking a cable car.

One of the undisputed star attractions of Gibraltar, the Barbary Macaques. Actually tailless monkeys that freely roam the place.

Gibraltar is also called "Merry Olde England" with some distinctive British flair.

And red phone booths.

Portion of the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, the oldest Catholic church in  the territory.

Gibraltar's Main street is just a 10-15 minute walk from the port. On the way back to the ship, we stopped by for the hubby to try some tapa.

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