Gibraltar has been a British Overseas Territory since 1713, when it was taken during the War of Spanish Succession. It is known as the "key to the Mediterranean." The "Rock of Gibraltar," as it's still known, rises out of the sea on the east side of Algeciras Bay and is connected to mainland Spain by a narrow isthmus near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, overlooking one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
On the west side of the Rock, the town of Gibraltar is located. Given its close proximity to Spain - you could almost throw a stone from one to the other - Gibraltar is generally easy to reach from the mainland by bus or even on foot, and the port serves as a busy cruise ship terminal. Gibraltar certainly has more than its fair share of tourist attractions for such a small country (it only covers four square kilometers).
Our list of the best attractions and top things to do in Gibraltar will help you plan your sightseeing adventures.