A very quick guide and a few facts about the British Territory on the Southern coast of Spain! (All photos taken on an iPhone 5s in 2015.)
Gibraltar, of course, is characterized by it’s giant rock, where many of its citizens actually reside on. (Pictured above.) With its population of about 30,000 people, it has the 5th highest density of any country in the world.
The official language of Gibraltar is English, as it is a British territory, but many people still speak Spanish. The local language, however, is called Llanito and it has a mix of Mediterranean words.
Its official currency is the British pound and you can use British coins here but you can’t spend the locally-produced coins back in the UK.
The road into Gibraltar crosses the airport’s runway, which gets closed down when the light is green for traffic.
There is no tax on goods in Gibraltar. Basically, it’s not weird to see British citizens leave with a pack of cigarettes that cost £2 when in the UK they would’ve cost £10.
The monkeys that inhabit the rock are something else. During WWII, there were just 7 of this unique species left, until former Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered they be brought across from North Africa and now there are over 300 of them wandering around the rock. (Stealing food and other things from naive tourists.)
The marriage location of Sean Connery (twice) and John Lennon with Yoko Ono.