Gibraltar, the most southern tip of Europe, is offering a great view of exotic Africa. The most famous attraction of Gibraltar is a rock, rising above the narrow coastal strip. This rock has always attracted people's attention because it has been the subject of tales and legends for a long time. The most famous of these legends was a tale of how Hercules on his ship, in search of new exploits, came across an obstacle in the form of two rocks, blocking the path of his ship. With the force of his hands he parted the rocks and the ship continued its way, however the ancient Greeks believed these rocks to be the edge of Earth's disk.
Throughout the history the rock has been of strategic importance and was virtually impregnable. Cannons, located on the mountain, could reach any ship entering the Mediterranean Sea, so the country that owned the peninsula always had a great influence. For many centuries, Gibraltar passed from one conqueror to another and eventually was assigned to the British Empire.
During the guided tour you can visit Gibraltar rock fortress and several museums located in the rock interior. The whole rock is riddled with tunnels and caves, but you wil visit the most beautiful of them - the cave of St. Michael, which has a beautiful underground lake.
At the top you will meet the only European colony of Barbary Macaque monkeys. According to a local beleif, as long as Barbary Macaques exist on Gibraltar, the territory will remain under British rule.