Known as the meeting place of two continents, with Europe to the North and Africa to the south, the Rock of Gibraltar rises more than 400 metres above sea level and covers a land area of about 2 square miles.
The most famous wildlife on Gibraltar and one of the top tourist attraction are Barbary Macaques; the only primates to live in Europe (apart from humans).
With open seas, mild climate and sheltered bay, Gibraltar is a heaven for fishermen. Its deep sea fishing is perfect for big game catches such as various species of sharks, broadbill swordfish and blue fin tuna, depending on the season.
The remains of battle ships from WWII and Napoleonic times attract divers from all over the world.