It is located at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, east of the Bay of Algeciras, and extends over the geological formation of the Rock of Gibraltar, a peninsula that dominates the north shore of the Strait of the same name, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 33,140 inhabitants in an area of less than 7 km², with an economy based on the service sector, mainly as a financial, tourist center and free port. Taking advantage of its privileged strategic position, it has a naval air base of the British Armed Forces.
Gibraltar was known in ancient times as a promontory or mount Calpe, in Latin, Mons Calpe, one of the two mythical columns of Hercules, and later renamed as a derivation of the Arabic Ẏabal Tāriq, or “mountain of Tariq”, in memory of General Táriq ibn Ziyad, who led the landing in this place of the forces of the Umayyad Caliphate of al-Walid I in 711. It was the scene of combats in the 14th and 15th centuries, within the framework of the Reconquest, and finally integrated into the Crown of Castile. in 1462. In 1704 it was taken by an Anglo-Dutch squad in support of Archduke Charles, a suitor during the War of the Spanish Succession, at the end of which the British and Spanish Crowns signed the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. Since then, the political evolution Gibraltar has been the subject of controversy in Spanish-British relations.
Once all the travelers are on board our bus at the stipulated time and place, we will leave for Gibraltar, taking a tour of the Costa del Sol until we reach the Bay of Algeciras. We will cross the border, with our bus or on foot, and we will do the Rock Tour, it is a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar, where we will make three stops: Europa Point, where, if the weather is good, we will have spectacular views of North Africa, We will continue to the place where we can spend time with the monkeys of Gibraltar and visit the natural caves of San Miguel.
Once this guided tour is finished, you will have free time in the center to explore its famous “Mainstreet”, its shopping street, eat or visit other places of interest in the city center.