All this history and the mixing of cultures and languages has created a unique country which is a real melting pot and a very interesting place to go for a day trip from Marbella. It is odd to cross the border and see British Policemen, red telephone boxes and post boxes and hear a strange cross of English and Spanish, yet it does have a certain charm.
There is a real blend of ancient history and modern development to be seen here, with the new airport and shiny Ocean Village development alongside the old walls, tunnels and caves which show evidence of some of the oldest inhabitants of Gibraltar.
Insider’s Tip – It is a duty free zone, so alcohol, cigarettes and perfume are excellent value and Main Street is a great little shopping area.
There’s a lot more to Gibraltar than just the shopping mind you. Here are a few fascinating things to do on a tour of Gibraltar.
Visit the caves and the Gibraltar Museum
St Michael’s Cave is a huge cave consisting of an upper hall, a smaller hall and then a succession of chambers. You can explore some parts of the cave system, a part of which has been converted into a theatre and it is dramatically lit.
Gorham’s Cave is thought to be one of the very last places that the Neanderthals lived in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a site of archaeological interest and is still being excavated so sadly you can’t visit, but you can find a wonderful selection of information and remains from Gibraltar’s history in the informative Gibraltar Museum.