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Discover the Great Rock of Gibraltar

August 9, 2013 - 3:17pm
Visit the natural beauty of Gibraltar.

Senior travel groups can travel back in time to the remote location of Gibraltar. The small British colony, also called the Rock, is located at the southern tip of Spain, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

Gibraltar was once the end of the world before the discovery of the Americas and Europe's only wild monkeys, Barbary apes, roamed the region. At just 2.6 square miles, the territory is bordered by Cadiz, Spain, to the North. 

The only landmark in the region is the Rock of Gibraltar. Nearly 30,000 Gibraltarians live at the foot of the rock. Although Spain asserts its claim to the territory, it was ceded to Britain in 1713. 

Northeast of the territory is the Strait of Gibraltar, located on the east side of the Bay of Gibraltar. The passage through Gibraltar is the only entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean, making it an important gateway for ships and barges. 

Guests will encounter more than 500 species of small flowering plants including the Gibraltar candytuft, a flower that is native only to the Rock. There are also wild olive and pine trees as well as rabbits and foxes here, so travelers should keep their eyes peeled for any sightings.