More Places of Interest in Gibraltar

Gibraltar Museum. An audiovisual presentation and galleriese holding a collection of Gibraltar’s original artefacts, old prints and photographs. The Rock’s rich and diverse natural history is also represented while the lower part of the building houses what is arguably the best-preserved Moorish Bath House in Europe.

Dolphin & Whale Watching. Gibraltar’s favourable Mediterranean climate makes for sightings of a variety of rare species of birds, dolphins, whales, fish and turtles. Dolphins can be found in various haunts around the coast of Gibraltar where they feed on sardines, herring, squid, anchovies and flying fish and have been known to dive to a depth of about 280 metres. A dolphin-watching trip is the most enjoyable way of seeing these fascinating mammals up close and there are several boat trips to choose from. In addition to no fewer than three species of dolphin, whales also migrate here, including the largest mammal of them all, the Blue Whale. Boat tours depart from Marina bay, Ocean Village and the ferry Terminal.

King’s Chapel A church beside the Convent where inside, beneath the colours of several British regiments, lie the remains of the wife of a Spanish governor, together with those of British governors.

The Convent. This building has been the offcial residence of Gibraltar’s Governors since 1728. It was once a Convent of Franciscan Friars, hence its name. A guard mount takes place at the main entrance during the week.

King’s Bastion. was the keystone of the defences during the Great Siege. Nowadays it is in use as a leisure centre, and boasts a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and multi cinema amongst its various facilities.

Shrine of Our Lady of Europe and Museum. Located at the southern end of the rock, this shrine was originally a mosque and converted into a chapel by the Spaniards in 1462. There is a museum at the shrine that depicts its long history.

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque. Built in 1997, the Mosque at Europa Point, caters for the Muslim population of Gibraltar, most of them originating from Morocco. The Mosque may be visited at certain times of the day.

The Lighthouse. The Gibraltar Lighthouse is the only one regulated by Trinity house outside the UK. It dates back to 1841 and stands 49 metres above sea level with a range of some 37 kilometres.

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