Gibraltar, a British spot between two continents
Let yourself be swept away by the alien charm of this mythical peninsula and the sea strait of the same name, on whose promontories the Greeks placed an imaginary limit to the known world, both physical and intellectual: the Pillars of Hercules, ideally located on Gibraltar and the opposite bank. An MSC Cruise will take you there.
An MSC Mediterranean Cruise will open the doors of Gibraltar, the last bastion of calm waters of the Mediterranean Sea before meeting with the impetuous waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful Andalusian land, marked by history and traditions, war and peace, situated between Costa del Sol and La Luz, will charm you with the elegance of a British spot in Europe.
One of the MSC Excursions will take you to the top of Gibraltar, the British Rock of Gibraltar. The 426-meter-heigh ancient Mediterranean landmark narrates of a two-hundred-million years-old tale of two continents, Eurasia and Africa, that clung together in a kiss until the Strait of Gibraltar split them causing the Iberian peninsula to separate and reshaping the Mediterranean as it is today.
With another MSC Excursion, you will take the funicular up to the Upper Rock Reserve, a cradle of biodiversity and natural environments with breathtaking views over Line Wall Road and the ancient walls, or Trafalgar Square, the perfect place for a British-style fish & chip. On walks on the rocky footpaths, you will be immersed in the beauty of Nature, hiking over the peaks amongst the ancient woods that cling to rocks, exploring caves, underground tunnels and other sites of historical interest.
Enter the territory of the Barbary apes with an MSC Excursion and find out the only population in Europe of wild monkeys with no tail that peacefully cohabits with humans. The only rule to abide is not to feed any monkey you may meet. Considered a symbol of this land, the Barbary apes once had a place of honour on the five pence coin.