Familiar to most as an adage for strength and permanence, the "Rock of Gibraltar" is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. The existing ethnic mix of Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers in the area reflects the diversity of this valuable and eminent crossroad. And the experience of visiting the Rock of Gibraltar will remain with you for years to come -- whether you're at the highest point of 1,396 feet or looking up from sea level.
Great Siege Tunnels
Carved through the limestone, the tunnels served as a defense system against the military siege by the Spanish. During World War II, the tunnel system was expanded and parts of the 30-mile long network can still be visited today.
St. Michael's Cave
Inside the Rock of Gibraltar is St. Michael's Cave, an expansive succession of chambers, with illuminated stalactites and stalagmites. The largest part of the cave, open to the public, is a unique auditorium for concerts.
Home of the famous Barbary Apes, these tailless monkeys roam freely over the slopes of the Rock. According to legend, when the apes disappear from the Rock, so will the British. When their numbers dwindled during World War II, the pack was increased with new members from Morocco.
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