Gibraltar – The Rock

DSC06419 C  DSC06479 C the Maasdam

Our ship arrived at Gibraltar on a gray day.  We were lucky to have visited Gibraltar several years ago so I’m including some pictures from that trip when the weather was better! 

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DSC06421 C Main Street

Gibraltar is a little bit of England on the southern end of Andalusia, Spain.

0949 C Gibraltar - Casemates Square

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The top of the Rock was in a fog this day but in October 2008 the weather was more cooperative.  The clouds rolled off the mountain and we took the cable car up to the top.

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0966 C Cable Car to Top  0969 C

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Gibraltar is known for it’s population of semi-wild Barbary Macaques.  They congregate on the top of the rock where tourists are warned not to get too close.

0974 C Barbary Macaque Monkeys  0997 C

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Even on that beautiful day the clouds rolled in.

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Back down to town and a short hike to the southern end of Gibraltar takes you past the King Fahd Mosque.

0960 C King Fahd Mosque

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This trip we visited the Botanic Garden.  It’s a lovely little park built in levels on the side of the mountain. 

DSC06443 C Botanicc Gardens

There were still blooms in November…..and cats!

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This mother and baby macaque came down to town and crossed the street right in front of us.  We kept our distance, not wanting to irritate a mom!

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DSC06472 C  DSC06475 C The Chipper Pub

We noticed this “American classic” diner but opted for a pub with wi-fi instead.

And so ends a day on the Rock of Gibraltar.

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Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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3 Responses to Gibraltar – The Rock

  1. LizzieJoy says:

    Lovely to see some photos of Gibralter. I visited there several years ago. The ship docked in the evening and the weather wasn’t very good, so I didn’t get any photos. Thank you, dear friend.

  2. megtraveling says:

    Great pictures and I like your title too!

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