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Nearby Tarifa : Gibraltar

This British colony is located 2.50km from La Linea de la Concepcion, city including the construction of military fortifications in 1730. Do not hesitate to make a detour through the small streets of the city center.

  Gibraltar is a huge rock placed on the edge of the Mediterranean. Its name comes from the Arabic JabalTariq (جبلطارق), "Mount of Tariq" named TariqibnZiyad. It was the subject of fierce fighting, was taken by the Catholic Monarchs and again controlled by the Nasrid before being conquered in 1462. Gibraltar remained Spanish until 1704 and then became a strategic base for the Royal Navy. To date, Spain still claims the territory.
  Apart from visiting the old city including its largest square "Grand Casemates Square," glassware craft "Gibraltar Crystal," do not forget to browse Main Street, the main shopping street which takes you to the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned then the old mosque Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Gibraltar holds many wonders ...
  My favorite is undoubtedly the Upper Rock Nature Reserve on top of the rock I advise you to walk even if it requires a good physical condition. After visiting the museum, you will have the opportunity to access Apes'Den the ravine monkeys, Barbary apes populated released and last of its kind in Europe. By cons, if I can afford a tip, do not feed them as do many tourists ...
  Small board last minute, if you want to avoid getting scammed Bring you the pounds faster ... the price of the bus ticket may for example vary from simple to double if you pay in euros ... ditto for parking.

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Nearby Tarifa : Cape trafalgar


Cabo Trafalgar takes its name from the Arabic Al-taraf al-agharr which means "Western Cape". Indeed, it is the low promontory northwest boundary of the Strait of Gibraltar. But it owes its fame to the naval battle that took place there 21 October 1805 between the forces of Franco-Spanish and the British navy under Admiral Nelson who won the victory.

The view of the Atlantic is magnificent even seen the magical turquoise blue waters. With good shoes and some effort, you will discover nice places to swim in this chaotic backdrop of the cliff. However, even if the places are famous for scuba diving, you show that more careful if you want to try the adventure: the sea is more than dangerous.

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Tarifa, the Castillo de Guzman el Bueno, the old city : half day

Mecca for windsurfing and kite surfing in Europe, Tarifa is a walled city in the south of Spain. The southernmost point of continental Europe, Tarifa has wide beaches cooled by the strong wind in the Levant.

The beginnings of the city are from the construction of the Castle of the Caliphate in the tenth century by Abd-er-Rahman III. We find the origins of the Arab town plying the narrow winding streets of the old town.

On a clear day, one sees with delight the Moroccan coast. Indeed, it is very easy to reach Morocco from Tarifa: 45 minutes with fast ferry. Currently, two companies compete to offer you the crossing: Frs and Comarit. Also note getaways and short stays offered by Frs on their website if you want to contact the French, they are available

On site, you will see also Castillo, the chapel of Santiago Gothic-Mudejar, the Convent of San Francisco or the churches of Santa María and San Mateo.

The Castillo of Guzman el Bueno

Facing the ocean, this castle is one of the oldest in Andalusia. It was commissioned by Abd-er-Rahman III, the first Caliph of Cordoba. Its interior very well kept you back in time. Its construction began in 960 but its present appearance is due to many extensions he suffered thereafter. Currently, apart from the recent work undertaken, it is advisable to check the opening hours. The castle overlooks the harbor and you will therefore stunning views of the Strait.

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