Friday, October 29, 2010

GIBRALTAR


We spent our fourth day in Gibraltar after visiting Playa Bolonia and Tarifa the previous day. It's funny to walk across the landing strip of the airport and to see the typical telephone box that you can see in London.

We also enjoyed a lot the impressive views of Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock while the apes were moving around us. Finally we walked along the main street. This shopping street, similar to the shopping street of Andorra, led us to Ocean Village, one of the most exclusive areas of Gibraltar.


Telephone box in Gibraltar
Typical telephone box in Gibraltar like the one you can see in London


Although there are more interesting places, we didn't have enough time to visit them because we only spent one day in Gibraltar.

What we visited in Gibraltar:
  • Main Street (the shopping street of Gibraltar)
  • Views from the Top of the Rock
  • Botanic Gardens
  • The Guard House
  • Parliament
  • Casemates Square
  • Ocean Village
Other interesting places of Gibraltar:

  • Great Sieges Tunnels
  • World War II Tunnels
  • Moorish Castle



Day 4 - 6th october 2010

Gibraltar


Telephone box in Gibraltar
The same telephone box as before

Main Street


Main street of Gibraltar
Main street of Gibraltar, the shopping street of Gibraltar


Views from the Top of the Rock in Gibraltar


Algeciras Bay from the Rock of Gibraltar
Wonderful view of Algeciras Bay from the Rock of Gibraltar

Algeciras Bay from the Rock of Gibraltar
We were extremely lucky because the day was lovely and clear and the views of Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock were fantastic

The Rock of Gibraltar
The Rock of Gibraltar with the airport and the town of La Linea in the background

Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock
Great view of Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock


Top of the Rock in GibraltarViewpoint on the Top of the Rock in Gibraltar

Strait of Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock
Strait of Gibraltar from the Top of the Rock

Ape in Gibraltar
I didn't feel really comfortable with the apes, but they are peaceful animals


Top of the Rock in GibraltarThe viewpoint of the Top of the Rock in Gibraltar with Algeciras Bay in the background


Top of the Rock in GibraltarThe viewpoint is a two floor one. Here, the views of Gibraltar from the second one


Cable Car


Cable car in Gibraltar
The cable car is the faster and comfortable way, but not the cheapest one, to reach the Top of the Rock. Twelve euros the round-trip ticket


Botanic Gardens


Botanic gardens of Gibraltar
Lovely gardens of Gibraltar next to the cable car station

Gun in Gibraltar
A gun in the main entrance to the Botanic gardens in Gibraltar


The Guard House



Guard house in Gibraltar
The guard house in Gibraltar, a typical british building 


Parliament


Gibraltar Parliament
The Gibraltar Parliament


Casemates Square


Casemates Square in Gibraltar
Casemates Square is probably the most lively place in Gibraltar with a lot of pubs and restaurants


Ocean Village


Ocean Village and marina in Gibraltar
And the Ocean Village with its marina is the most exclusive quarter of Gibraltar

Ocean Village and marina in Gibraltar
Apartament buildings in Ocean Village


Gibraltar yellow number plateGibraltar yellow number plate


Aircraft and yacht in GibraltarThe aircraft in the picture was about to take off. The yacht is larger than the aircraft

Landing strip of the Gibraltar Airport
Here I was in the middle of the landing strip of the Gibraltar Airport!


Gibraltar from La Linea



Frontier and Customs between Spain and Gibraltar
Frontier and Customs between Spain and Gibraltar with the Rock in the background


Gibraltar Rock from La Línea de la ConcepciónThe Gibraltar Rock from the Promenade of La Línea de la Concepción

Gibraltar and the Rock in the evening
Fantastic view of Gibraltar and the Rock in the evening


That day we left the lively environment of Gibraltar to enjoy, the following day, the beautiful landscapes of Vejer de La Frontera and Caños de Meca.



Apart from Gibraltar, in this trip we visited other fantastic places:



Other places I have visited in Spain are:



Finally, other great cities and countries I have already visited are:




  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • New York and Washington
  • London
  • Dublin in Irleland
  • Istanbul in Turkey
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Rome and The Vatican
  • Paris
  • Florence in Tuscany
  • Lisboa in Portugal
  • Madrid
  • Venezia
  • Dubrovnik in Croatia



  • Besides, clicking on the next link, you will find more links to the other Cádiz beautiful villages we visited in this trip.

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