The Rock of Gibraltar dominates the entrance to the Mediterranean between the southern tip of Spain and the continent of Africa. Gibraltar contains some of the most extensive military fortifications in Europe, bridging over 1200 years of Moorish, Spanish and British history. Some of the finest caves in Europe can be enjoyed by visitors as well as the famous Gibraltar apes. The focal point for all visitors to The Rock of Gibraltar is the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, that contains the apes, caves, tunnels and the large military guns among its attractions. From its height of 426m you can see the African coastline, where the waters of the Atlantic meet the Mediterranean, Spain’s Costa del Sol and a panoramic view of the City below. The city of Gibraltar is a walled city, parts of which belong to the Moorish Castle Complex. A must for the visitor is the Gibraltar Museum, which contains military and archaeological artefacts. In the south area of Gibraltar are found such historical attractions as Parson's Lodge and the 100 Ton Gun. The east side of Gibraltar has spectacular views and has a rugged coastline to the south. Dolphin watching is well known in the bay of Gibraltar.
The largest hotel in Gibraltar, the four star Caleta Hotel, offers spectacular views to Spain and North Africa. This hotel is situated on the quieter east side of Gibraltar and is only 5 minutes by bus or taxi from the centre of Gibraltar and is near the beach. Another choice, situated in the city centre just off the Main Street in Gibraltar, is the Cannon Hotel. This family-run hotel is within walking distance to all parts of the town, with the bars and restaurants of Gibraltar being only 2 minutes away. The O’Callaghan Eliott Hotel is in the centre of the shopping and business district of Gibraltar and offers the discerning visitor a rooftop pool and terrace with spectacular views. There is also a fitness club and two restaurants.