Gibraltar (UK) in general Reviews
Description:City: Gibraltar (UK) / Country: Spain / World Region: Europe / "Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near ... more
Gibraltar (UK) in general ... the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory shares a land border with Spain to the north. Gibraltar has historically been an important base for the British Armed Forces and is the site of a Royal Navy base. It is probably most famous for the geological formation the Rock of Gibraltar. The name of the territory is derived from the original Arabic name Jabal Ţāriq (جبل طارق), meaning "mountain of Tariq", or from Gibr al-Ţāriq, meaning "rock of Tariq"). It refers to the Berber Umayyad general Tariq ibn-Ziyad, who led the initial incursion into Iberia in advance of the main Moorish force in 711. Earlier, it was known as Mons Calpe, one of the Pillars of Hercules. Today, Gibraltar is known colloquially as "Gib" or "the Rock"."
Newest Review: ... and shops Gibraltar was a delight. there is plenty to keep you occupied, it's possible to spend a full day on the rock itself with the apes, wandering round the caves and tunnels there and using the cable car. There are some decent shops, although a lot are British shops so may show yo exactly what you've jus left behind in good ol Blighty. However we found a nice little jewellery shop on ... more
Customer Gibraltar (UK) in general Reviews (11)
by - written on 01/08/10 (Very useful, 83 readings)
I had read many rubbsh reviews of Gibraltar before we went and wlthouh determined to make up my own mind, I must admit I was apprensive about using up a day of our Andalucia trip in order to visit it. I needn't have worried. In fact I could probably have spent three days there. However, I'm not sure I would have stayed in a hotel there. Let me explain: all the bars and many of the restaurants seem to have been geared towards the British tourist who wants nothing more than to eat egg and chips on his holidays. WHile a certain measure of this wouldn't offend me, I think the sheer volume of these places would have me holed up in my hotel room! However, by day, in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/01/09, updated on 26/01/09 (Very useful, 36 readings)
Gibraltar is located on the edge of Spain yet belongs to the UK. The main focus is the rock. Gibraltar is quite a hit with all it's history & uniqiness. At the bottom of the rock you have the high street which contains BHS, M&S, Mothercare, Lego Shop, Burger King, Sainsburys Or Somerfeild & many other shops. (Well it had these 3 years ago) And I do believe it has a tesco, that doesn't surprise me though. It also has apartments, houses and your average UK pubs. Gibraltar has a botanical garden which has so many different flowers and is lovely to have a stroll around. As you go further up the rock (by foot, cable car, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/04, updated on 28/08/04 (Very useful, 268 readings)
Gibraltar is a British colony bordering the very south-west corner of Spain. Despite being at the very South of the European continent in a far more sunny climate than England, Gibraltar is suprisingly British. Some Geographical Information ***************************** I've never been that interested in geography, and until my recent trip to Gibraltar whilst on holiday in Spain I couldn't have told you much about it other than I'd heard mention of the Rock of Gibraltar. Probably the first things that I learnt about Gibraltar is that the predominant currency is the GB pound (Ģ), and English is the common language, however, the majority of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/08/02, updated on 12/08/02 (Very useful, 224 readings)
There is a corner of a foreign country that is forever England (with apologies!) Gibraltar, situated at the Southern tip of Spain is a tiny but charming colony that I was lucky enough to visit this summer. I would certainly recommend it to those who are already in the area although in my opinion it is worth a visit in its own right. My visit came about as the result of a friend meeting a girl from an old Gibraltarian family (now living in Birmingham - almost as exotic!) Rather than trusting to English climes, they decided to get married in the heat of Gibraltar's stunning botanical gardens. Upon receiving the invitation I figured that it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/01, updated on 07/11/01 (Very useful, 138 readings)
After holidaying in Spain, and visiting Gibraltar one day, I decided on writing an op on this wonderful place! First of all, I'll give you a brief history on the Country. (The history I obtained from www.gibraltar.gi/history). Gibraltar comes from the name 'Tarik', the leader of the Arabic army that invaded Spain in the 8th century. The Arabic name, Gibel Tarik has, over the centuries, changed to its current name, Gibraltar. The Rock remained in Arab hands until an attack by the Spanish in 1309. This was interrupted in 1333 and again back in Moorish control. But the Spanish reclaimed it, and stayed that way for the next 240 years. They ... Read the complete review
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