Photogallery: Gibraltar – Oversee Territory of the United Kingdom
Gibraltar – Oversee Territory of the United Kingdom
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No. of pictures: 43 pictures
A narrow 6.5 acre peninsula is not only a sought-after tourist destination but also a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, through the Gibraltar Strait linking Europe with Africa. Gibraltar truly is an amazing piece of land dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, reaching an altitude of 426 meters. Besides this massive mountain there are narrow aisles, beautiful bays and several architectural paradoxes. Take a look at the pictures below and take you to the southernmost tip of the Pyrenean Peninsula.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Maxim Kucer, Jakub Štantejský, Miroslav Lipovský
The 11th day of our journey was dedicated to Gibraltar (this area is not loved by Spaniards), important navigation point, connecting Europe with Africa.
After vacation on Costa del Sol, Spain and walking through picturesque seaside towns, we have decided to experience the adventure. So we set out on the most southern tip of Spain, which is the United Kingdom's overseas territory - to Gibraltar.
Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, it is still a good time for vacation. Today, we will head the sunny country of Spain, more precisely to Andalusia. We will see the province of Malaga to enjoy the Costa del Sol.
There is a small British enclave in the southernmost tip of Spain (Andalusia region known for the cities of Cordoba and Granada mostly). The earliest finding of human settlement dates back to the Stone Age here. A skull of a Neanthrtal man was found there. Later, armed struggles were led over the this strategic area which was annexed by the United Kingdom eventually.
Whether you are lured by noisy streets of Sevilla, rhythm of flamenco and Sevillans, mystery of Cordoba, charm of Cadiz, or beauty of Granada with the Sierra Nevada in the background. You simply can’t let this slip away...
My trip to sunny Andalusia, rhythm of unbounded and wild guitarist Paca de Lucía, flamenco dancers, people of Sevilla goes on and this time it takes place in marvellous Granada.
I believe I will visit Granada one more time at some point in the future. Yet now I head to Málaga and Córdoba.
Cordoba was the richest city of the West and the center of Islamic culture. First emirs resided in Seville. In the sixth year of Arab occupation (716) Emir Alhor moved his court to Cordoba. The ruled as deputies of the caliph of Damask. They were military warlords subordinated to the might of the House of Umayyad.
It is time to move on in the direction to Cádiz. Everybody recommended me to see it. So why not?
Malaga (correct Spanish spelling is Málaga) is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is situated on the Mediterranean coastline. It is a center of the famous Costa del Sol resort.
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Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, including its highest peak of Spain (Mulhacen - 3482 m) is spreaded...
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This is our third and last excursion into streets of this rich Spanish town.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
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