he Rock of Gibraltar is a visually impressive sight whether you view it from land, air or sea. Formed millions of years ago out of Jurassic limestone it dominates the surrounding landscape. Known to the Romans as Mons Calpe the history contained within the Rock is extensive. Neanderthal man used its caves for shelter whilst hunting for food in the area. It was captured by the Moors in AD 711 by General Tariq Ibn Zayed who called it ‘Jebel Tariq’ (Tariq’s Mountain) in fact it is hard to name a civilianization who hasn’t fought over or inhabited Gibraltar over the years.
The winters in Gibraltar are mild and the summers hot. May to September are the most popular months with holiday makers. Gibraltar is a popular port of call for many of the cruise ships whose passengers take advantage of the excellent Duty Free shopping found on the Rock.
In short, Gibraltar has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxed beach holiday or enjoy exploring caves or fascinating historical places of interest Gibraltar is an ideal destination. It is also worth mentioning that due to its strategic location it is an excellent base from which to explore the neighboring Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz or even North Africa.