Welcome to Gibraltar
Gibraltar offers an extensive variety of things to see and do, day or night, categorizing the town as one of the most interesting places in Europe to visit, and a very popular choice for tourists.
The wide range of Gibraltar's tourist attractions and local activities include sailing excursions, diving trips, dolphin watch, bird watch and a vibrant nightlife. Fascinating locations include the Upper Rock Nature Reserve with its caves, guided tours and the famous free roaming Barbary Apes. Whether visiting for just the day or weeks, this diversity caters for all age groups, bringing visitors back to "The Rock" of Gibraltar time and time again.
Visitors benefit from a unique and tax free shopping experience through the main street that runs the length of the town area.
Shop windows display a great range of worldwide imports and locally produced goods at very attractive prices. The Rock is still one of the few remaining VAT free holiday destinations in Europe.
The Rock of Gibraltar was renowned as a trade post for the Mediterranean due to the unique location between Spain and North Africa. Gibraltar has seen its share of turbulent periods throughout time. Steeped in history, all heritage sites have been preserved in their original state, with engravings by soldiers of The Great Siege admired by the millions who visit Gibraltar every year.
Today, Gibraltar is a thriving port for holiday makers and a stepping stone for businesses trading in the global market.