Gibraltar was about an hour away from our hotel in Marbella so we hopped on the bus and headed out there for the day. Though it’s located at the very tip of Spain, it is actually British territory.
The Rock of Gibraltar, a limestone ridge jutting straight out of the sea, is the main landmark of Gibraltar. We were able to see Africa from the top.
Much of the top of the rock is a nature preserve which is home to the apes Barbary macaques. They were a little scary, but so fun to watch. Now the kids know what I’m talking about when I lecture them about “monkeying around”!
These two got a little closer to the ape than I would like to be and he just happened to leave a surprise for them! Benny thought this was so hilarious!
This big guy was barely INCHES from crashing into me! He came leaping through a window right as I was walking past. I don’t think I’ve ever felt me heart beat so quickly!!! Terrifying!
We got to witness some of them getting into trouble. The gift shop had left a box of merchandise unattended…it didn’t take long before the “monkey business” began. The employees did not look happy.
Of course we couldn’t leave the top of the rock without taking a monkey with us.
The main streets were quite bustling and had great shopping. It was so refreshing to speak english without feeling guilty!
Now THIS is what I call fish n’ chips!
…and the freshest chicken nuggets I’ve ever seen!
It was quite a delightful day and I would definitely like to go back some day to explore more of the city and nature preserves.