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Gibraltar and Bolonia Day Trip from Cádiz
"Gibraltar is a British overseas territory under United Kingdom administration but claimed by the Kingdom of Spain. Gibraltar macaque (also known as ""Barbary ape"") was probably introduced by the Arabs from North Africa and is the only wild primate that they usually are agglomerated in the area of the protected area of the Rock. A superstition holds that if the monkeys leave the Rock so will the British so they are maintained by the local government.Bolonia beach is considered one of the five most beautiful beaches in Spain its main attraction is its dune. With over 30 metres high and 200 metres wide the Bolonia's dune and stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet
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Gibraltar and Bolonia Day Trip from Cádiz
"Gibraltar is a British overseas territory under United Kingdom administration but claimed by the Kingdom of Spain. Gibraltar macaque (also known as ""Barbary ape"") was probably introduced by the Arabs from North Africa and is the only wild primate that they usually are agglomerated in the area of the protected area of the Rock. A superstition holds that if the monkeys leave the Rock so will the British so they are maintained by the local government.Bolonia beach is considered one of the five most beautiful beaches in Spain its main attraction is its dune. With over 30 metres high and 200 metres wide the Bolonia's dune and stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús
"You will be picked up from your hotel or place of your choice and taken on this private excursion of Marbella and Puerto Banús. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture and sights of Marbella and Puerto Banus as well as most important and well-known monuments. The itinerary will be organized to suit your needs.Some of the monuments sights and activities:Old Town (Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo) Plaza de los Naranjos Chapel of St. John of God - Marbella Royal Hospital of Mercy Historic extension (botanic garden) Marbella’s Golde much more... Your private official tour guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur are at your disposal during the tour to help you enjoy the areas to the fullest and to get the most out of your experience in Marbella and Puerto Banús. your guide and vehicle will take you back to your hotel or your place of choice."""Enjoy this completely personalized private 4-hour tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús and explore the most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know these areas with your own private official tour guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. The visited sites o
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Border Crossings Tips (19)

Don't forget your passport !

Might seem a little obvious but when you're already on the Costa Del Sol and are just taking a bus 20-30 km down the road, it's easy to forget that you actually have to cross a border. If the worst comes to the worst and you do forget it, you can spend some time In La Linea. Not the most exciting place in the world but with the Rock, rearing up directly opposite, you at least have an interesting and dramatic view.

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Ekaterinburg
Aug 29, 2010

Officals

I didnt know whether to laugh or cry.

We were due to get married in Gibralter at 11 am, and at 10.30 am we still waiting were in a long traffic queue arriving from the Spanish side.

The only official on duty that morning, stopped checking cars through to Gibraltar and walked up and down the road, gazing at the traffic queue, smoking a cigarette.

At five minutes to 11 he stamped out his cigarette end with his shoe, walked back to his booth and allowed several cars to pass including us!

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lomi
Sep 26, 2009

Don't Forget Your Passport !!!

Remember that to travel into Gibraltar you require your passport or your Id Card if you are an EU national. Gibraltar is not part of Shengen and some nationalities require a visa for Gibraltar. As a general rule if you need a Visa for UK you will need a Visa for Gibraltar. Another thing is that if you require a Schengen Visa. To enter Gibraltar and return to Spain you must have a Multiple Visa for Schengen. A drivers license or residence card is not a valid travel document. Email me if unsure or need more information.

GibJoe
Jun 13, 2008

Don't forget to bring your passport!

Gibraltar is a self governing British colony so if you are traveling there from Spain you need to remember to bring your passport along with you. Although the border guards didn't even glance at our passports going in either direction nor did they stamp our passports (we asked!), you still need to bring one with you in order to cross the border from Spain into Gibraltar and vice versa.

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Dabs
May 17, 2006
 
 
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Don't drive across the border!

If you are daytripping to Gibraltar with a car, park on the Spanish side of the border in La Linea or you may be facing a REALLY long queue to get out. Walking across the border was a breeze, they barely even looked at our passports and there was no queue in either direction. But we did see quite a long line of cars on our way out!

Once across the border, there are buses that can take you through Gibraltar or you can walk should you have lots of time.

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Dabs
May 17, 2006

Entering Gibraltar

If you are entering Gibraltar from Spain, please be aware that any items, such as clothing or electronics are subject to taxation. Second hand goods are not taxed. The tax is a small percentage of the cost of the items; If you must go into Gibraltar with newly bought items from Spain, make sure to remove packaging and any labels, as you might be able to convince them it is second hand.

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africaking
Jan 21, 2006

Long Border Ques

The ques at the border are ridicolous.The Spainish goverment makes life as difficult as possible for people crossing the Gibraltan border, this includes checking your passport, then your luggage, the your car and then if your really unlucky your passport again.Catch a bus from La Linya or Algeciras its much easier.

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bobsreturn2004
Feb 02, 2005

Taking a car into Gibraltar

The length of the queue to get in and more often out of Gibraltar is a barometer of the political relationship between the Uk and Spain.

Although Franco closed it completely, that is now most unlikely, but you may still have to wait for a couple of hours.

Leave you car in spain and walk. Buses are available from the border crossing.

Alternatively, the last time I went to Gibraltar we rode across on bicycles. This way we actually managed to get through without getting off the bike, holding the page up to the officers as we passed!

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sourbugger
Jan 19, 2005

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bugalugs

"Gibraltar - The Rock"
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Galaxy31

"Gibraltar ......The Rock"
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"A brief history..."
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"Gibraltar - A British Colony"
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HORSCHECK

"Gibraltar - Home of the Rock"
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Cigarettes and alcohol

If you are in Gibraltar and wish to travel into Spain, you must go through the border and show your passport and open your bag(s) for inspection.

Legally you can only take one carton of 200 cigarettes and one bottle of alcohol every 10 days across into Spain after 9am and before 9pm, anything over this amount or outside the times will usually result in your items being confiscated and your passport stamped, which means you cannot bring any cigarettes or alcohol into Spain for 10 days.

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africaking
Aug 10, 2004

Spanish Police

Don't try to jump the queue for cars entering Gib... apparently I came pretty close to being banged up for arguing with the little fella on a moped. When he spits fire and suggests "Madam, you go to the back!" just do as he says.

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Bev&Gerry
Apr 04, 2004

Traffic Queues

We drove in to Gibraltar through the Spanish boarder town of La Linea. The first day No problem either ways, the second day again got through the boarder very quickly but returning to Spain it took us 2 hours to get through the boarder.

Admitedly I dont know if this was due to a genuine traffic jam, or the Spanish boarder guards deliberately holding it all up.

Either way it made it a very long day. I think next time we would park in spain & walk accross.

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freya_heaven
Mar 02, 2004

Sulfurous fumes.

When crossing to Gibraltar from Spain you wont fail to notice the oil refineries between La Linea and Algeciras. Unfortunately the fumes they emit can be quite unpleasant and can sometimes even reach the town of Gibraltar itself.

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Beach_dog
Oct 23, 2002

Things to Do Near Gibraltar

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The Town / Main Street

Gibraltar’s Main Street it's were you can find a lot of shops selling duty free items as cigarettes, drinks, electronics and jewellery. There are also the familiar shops as we have in Britain as Marks...
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Caves / Tunnels

St Michael's cave it was the first stop for our tour but again very short and by the time I adjusted the camera and taken few photos it was time to move on to the next attraction. It's a very large...
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Barbary Apes

After we left St Michael's cave we stopped at the Apes Den for fifteen minutes again. When I'm was there weren't too many monkeys around as they have been fed about an hour earlier and they were just...
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The Rock

Now that the military restrictions were reduced, a couple of hours will be enough to go up to the top, visit the caves, enjoy the wide sights over the straight and Moroccan coast, and descend, meeting...
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Cable Car

We waited about 40 mins - I had to persuade my wife not to take the minibus as the cable car ride is a bit of an institution. The queue in the hot summer heat was uncomfortable but the views and the...
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Statues / Monuments / Museums

The memorial to honour the Royal Marines is located by the Waterport just behind the marina. The memorial it was unveiled in March the 2nd 2009 to celebrate 300 years of the British and Dutch marines...
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