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Rock of Gibraltar

Quick Facts:

  • A monolith peaking at 1,396 feet (426 m)
  • Also called the Pillar of Hercules
  • Nature reserve for 250 Barbary Macaques, the only wild primates found in Europe


The Rock of Gibraltar is located on the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The summit peaks at 1,396 feet (426 m). The Rock of Gibraltar is also known as Calpe or the Pillar of Hercules.

The Rock of Gibraltar is covered by a nature conservatory that is home to approximately 250 Barbary Macaques. These are the only wild primates found in Europe.


Best way to see the Rock of Gibraltar

More will follow if this feature of nature is declared an official or notable wonder of Europe.


Best way to experience the Rock of Gibraltar

More will follow if this feature of nature is declared an official or notable wonder of Europe.