Gibraltar city

Gibraltar City Tour

Almost every port has a bus tour of the city. In this case it is the whole country, but it can still be done in an afternoon. You will notice sometimes it is raining and sometimes it is sunny.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Keep your eye on the brass cannons to the left. They are an important part of the history.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

The city is a mix of old and new architecture.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

Only part of the original walls remain. There is still a barracks and parade ground on the top of the rock, and a large WWII cannon.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

The bus tour began about 2:15 in the afternoon, shortly after we docked. It was raining. Our driver took us out to the southernmost part of land to see the lighthouse on Europa point. We took our pictures through the rain covered windows.

Gibraltar lighthouse thru a rainy bus window

Gibraltar lighthouse thru a rainy bus window

On the flat point of land near the lighthouse is a mosque.

It is the “Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, and it is the southernmost mosque in continental Europe, and is one of the largest mosques in a non-Muslim country”.
Click the link for more facts about the mosque.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim_Mosque

The driver asked if anyone wanted him to stop so they could get out and take pictures. No one was interested enough to get wet. The rain was running down the windows like sheets.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

As the bus drove around the mosque I found an opportunity to take a better picture.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

On the opposite side of the rock is an interesting array of holes that lead to tunnels within the rock. Behind the holes you can imagine cannons pointing out to sea.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar city scenes

The bus tour of the country ended about 3:50 PM, under sunny skies, back at the cruise terminal dock.

Gibraltar city scenes

Gibraltar cruise ship dock.

 

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One Response to Gibraltar city

  1. It’s such stunning views in Gibraltar City and quite an awesome travel diary.

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