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GIBRALTAR CRUISES

GIBRALTAR HIGHLIGHTS

Gibraltar may be positioned on the south coast of Spain, but the island has a distinctly British feel – it’s been under British rule since 1713. On Gibraltar cruises, you’ll find red phone boxes and fish and chip shops among stunning Palladian architecture and formidable cliffs. The star of the show is undoubtedly the Rock – the upper sections are mostly part of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. As well as admiring rare plant species and migratory birds, you can check out highlights like the Great Siege Tunnels and the Moorish Castle. There’s a cable car to take you all the way to the top (perfect for hot days and tired legs). Also in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve hides St Michael’s Cave, a natural and atmospheric formation of the rock which often hosts concerts and light shows. Gibraltar’s main town is also well worth a visit. Two main squares dominate the layout, the larger of the two being Grand Casemates Square. It takes its name from its 19th century bomb barracks, and also houses pretty terrace cafes for sipping espresso and people-watching, and lots of restaurants in which to enjoy some local cuisine. Look out for British/Spanish fusion dishes like spinach tortillas and calentita – a kind of baked pancake.