If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t think much of Gibraltar before reading this post. The only things that came to mind when I thought of this beautiful place were monkeys and a big rock! Little did I know that there was so much more to this tiny piece of land than I could ever imagine. I would have to say, it’s a must to visit this beautiful destination.
Most people would believe that Gibraltar is a part of Spain because its located on the Southern most point. However, its been a British Colony since they defeated the Spaniards in the 1700’s.
The official language is English, but most people are bilingual and speak Spanish as well. Being such a small place, you would be surprised at how many things there are to do. I hope you enjoy my official travel guide when visiting Gibraltar.
Where to Stay: Sunborn Gibraltar
This has to be one of the most unique hotels I’ve ever seen, it is known as the Superyacht 5 Star hotel in the world. This 5 star hotel offers beautiful hotel rooms and suites that have some of the most breathtaking views along with a plethora of amenities. It even has an in-house Casino, the worlds first Superyacht casino!
Staying at the Sunborn is truly an experience everyone should have. This hotel makes you feel at home. Luxury is the only word that comes close to describing a stay here.
The hotel features 5 restaurants and bars, even one overlooking the city on the top deck. Other amenities include a luxury spa, roof top pool, fitness center with a sauna, a full casino and a cocktail bar.
Rock of Gibraltar
When I first arrived in Gibraltar, I went to see the thing I had come there for, the Rock of Gibraltar. It was so beautiful and peaceful at the top. It truly is a sight to see. This is something that you is a must-see when traveling to Gibraltar.
At the top of the rock you will also see a bunch of monkeys! This had to be my favorite part of the whole experience. The monkeys are very gentle, and there will be food for you to feed them as well.
St. Michael’s Cave:
If you’re a history buff, then you know the long history that Gibraltar has. Here in this cave if you can see and learn the story of Gibraltar’s long military history with Great Britain. There are various places to go underground and explore all of the hidden spots this tiny place has.
Some places are more touristic than others, but they’re definitely worth a visit. There are various WW2 air raid shelters that you could also explore, but you’ll have to take a tour for that.
This is another beautiful landmark to check out. Again, the history this place carries is just amazing and the fact that you can explore it all in the same manner as it was so many years ago is astounding.
Here are some more pictures from my trip:
I hope you enjoyed this article! Have you been to Gibraltar before? What are your thoughts? Comment below..
MellisaSeptember 21, 2018
I loved this article, I’ve actually been thinking of making a trip to Gibraltar and LOVE that yacht hotel.
Looks like such a beautiful place.
Thanks for sharing,
Andrea ValentinaSeptember 24, 2018
I’m glad you loved it 🙂
Jordin TiminskyJanuary 21, 2020
The monkeys are too funny! Love this article! Being a history buff definitely makes me want to go.