Weekend Breaks to Gibraltar

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Gibraltar has long played an important role in history. Its strategic position at the narrow entrance to the Mediterranean has made Gibraltar the envy of many invaders through the centuries who sought possession of the tiny peninsula with the big rock. Next door Spain ruled Gibraltar for over 242 years until it was transferred to Great Britain in 1713. Gibraltar has remained strongly British since that day.

Rock Of Gibraltar
The main tour attraction in Gibraltar is "The Rock" and its pleasant whether. The Rock of Gibraltar is a considerable theme for botanists and bird watchers but also endow tourists with sightseeing actions such as the prominent semi-wild apes, caves, tunnels, large military guns and many more sites of historical and geological interest. It has a very famous tunnel popular as "labyrinth". Cable Cars are used to reach on the top of the rock.

Gibraltar Attractions
There are the certain native areas like Rock Apes, dolphins excursions in the Bay of Gibraltar, and other marine mammals which include the Pilot Whales of the Strait, that always attracts the tourists and worth a visit on a Gibraltar holiday. For bird lovers and bird-watchers there are several different species including prey, storks, vultures, songbirds and seabirds.

In spring season there are beautiful butterflies, emerging making the island a pretty paradise of the natural wild life. There is a lot to see in Gib while you spend your holidays in Gibraltar.

The Botanical garden is the combination of the aesthetic beauty, a very silent area filled with the colourful fountains, ponds and waterfalls. There is a Catalan Bay, a small village on the eastern side of the rock where you can enjoy the traditional boating and fishing. Though a village but Catalan Bay has beach, pubs and restaurants etc.

Shopping
Don't miss out on shopping here. In fact, you can go on a shopping spree guilt-free because most goods and commodities here are sold at lower prices. This is primarily due to lower taxes on these goods as well as the freedom from other government taxes.

Gibraltar Museum
This centrally located museum offers an excellent audiovisual presentation and exhibits of original Gibraltarian artifacts, particularly old prints and photographs. It covers the cultural and natural history of Gibraltar with a focus on the Rock's military history. The lower part of the building holds one of Europe's best preserved Muslim bath houses.

Travel and Leisure in Gibraltar
People are drawn to Gibraltar for many different reasons. For some it is the historical buildings and sites, yet others are clamoring to see the rare animals, birds and the famous Barbary apes that make the upper region of Gibraltar their home. Gibraltar, like many places has more to see and explore than first meets the eye. On the surface is the water and beach, with great places to swim and scuba dive yet a short walk up from the beach is where the exploring starts on land at least.

Gibraltar can actually be a good arrival point for your Spanish vacation. If you are planning to visit Gibraltar, Book Your Short breaks to Gibraltar, For more information please visit www.Gibraltar4less.co.uk

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