A day in Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, east of the Bay of Algeciras.
It extends over the geological formation of the Rock of Gibraltar (in English: the Rock of Gibraltar or even, the Fortress), a peninsula that dominates the northern coast of the Strait of the same name, communicating the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
It has a population of 33 140 inhabitants in an area of less than 7 km², with an economy based on the service sector, mainly as a financial, tourist and free port center. Taking advantage of its privileged strategic position, it has an air base of the British armed forces.
Gibraltar was known in antiquity as a promontory or Monte Calpe (Latin: Mons Calpe), one of the two mythical columns of Hercules, and later renamed as a derivation of the Arabic Ẏabal Tāriq (جبل طارق), or "mountain of Tariq", in I remember General Táriq ibn Ziyad, who led the landing in this place of the forces of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Walid I in 711.
It was the scene of fighting in the 14th and 15th centuries, as part of the reconquest, and finally integrated into the Crown of Castile in 1462. In 1704 it was taken by an Anglo-Dutch team in support of Archduke Charles, pretender during the Spanish succession war At the end of which, the British and Spanish crowns signed the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
According to Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht, "the city and the castles of Gibraltar, together with its port, its defenses and its fortresses" would be a perpetual property of the British Crown in the territory of the Spanish jurisdiction and must return to Spain if the United Kingdom resigns or otherwise dispose of that property.
Excursion to Gibraltar:
Departure from the various hotels along the Costa del Sol until you reach the Concepcion Line, to cross the border with Gibraltar. Transfer by local minibus to visit the Fortress, the Caves of San Miguel and the monkey reserve. We complete the journey until we reach Punta Europa and return to the city center.
Free time in Gibraltar during your stay in Gibraltar. Tour not included.
Upon arrival at the Gibraltar car park, transfer to La Marina, where the Dolphin World docked, to embark and start a walk across the strait and see the dolphins and other cetaceans that inhabit this area.
Includes transportation and guide by bus, visit to the nature reserve and visit to the caves.