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.
The history of Gibraltar is rich with the influences of many different cultures and peoples that have fought over and bled for this piece of real estate on the Mediterranean. All around there are evidences of the Moorish, Spanish and British influence in the names of buildings and streets as well as the various historical sites such as the defensive tunnels and large gun emplacements that were installed in the Second World War to defend the strategic area.
Gibraltar is known for the deep sea fishing; dolphin and whale watching. The charters and tours are often hired to go into the waters where these magnificent mammals are mating. Honeymooners come to this great place to celebrate and enjoy the different foods, shopping and sightseeing that Gibraltar has to offer.
One of the best places to visit if you enjoy seeing the Mediterranean from a different view is to climb the limestone steps that wind from the beach to the top portion of Gibraltar; from there one can view Morocco as well as the outline of the African continent.
One of the latest attractions in Gibraltar is a company that specializes in offering rock climbing and hiking adventures on parts that are rough and rugged. They tailor each adventure to match what the person wants, taking into account the climbing abilities of the person.
From Gibraltar you can also take time to venture into Spain and try the Comino del Ray, often called the world’s scariest pathway.
The company provides the gear, transportation to and from the area being climbed and meals, if needed. These are a few of the many reasons why tourists come to visit Gibraltar, come and see what it is about.