This town is filled with Red pillar boxes, fish-and-chip shops, and creaky 1970s seaside hotels; Gibraltar is described by British writer Laurie Lee as a piece of Portsmouth sliced off and towed 500 miles south. Just like many colonial outposts, ‘the Rock’ exaggerates its Britishness, a bonus for pub-grub and afternoon-tea lovers, but it’s often mistaken by modern British citizens who of the impression that their country is no longer in the days of Lord Nelson. Gibraltar is placed strategically at the tip of Europe and Africa, Gibraltar, with its Palladian architecture and camera-hogging Barbary macaques, which creates the perfect departure from Cádiz province’s white towns and tapas. Playing an enviable back up role for the interesting local history; don’t also forget, the Rock has longer history than the United States.
This huge 5km-long limestone ridge rises to 426m, with dramatic cliffs on its northern and eastern sides. Gibraltarians are fluent English, Spanish, and a curiously accented, they often combine the two, moving back and forth.