The cruise port of Gibraltar
Cruise ship pier location in Gibraltar
Cruise ships in Gibraltar dock about 1,5 kilometers away from town.
Gibraltar cruise port is located at the end of North Mole Road next to a Marina and the airport, which is actually just one strip across the peninsula, close to the border with Spain.
Gibraltar Cruise facts
Language in Gibraltar
The language in Gibraltar is English, but the most locals are bilingual, due to the proximity with spain.
Currency in Gibraltar
The currency in Gibraltar is pound (£); but you also can pay with euro. You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Gibraltar
- Monday to Friday
- from 10.00h - 18.00h
- Saturday 10.00h – 13.30h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Landmarks and highlights in Gibraltar
Fantastic trip to more than 400 meters above seal level
Wild Macaques live all over the place in Gibraltar, especially higher up the hill.
Gibraltar is a VAT free jurisdiction so shopping is a good idea for fashion lovers. The Casemates Square is located at the north area at the beginning of the Main street . There you’ll find local artisan shops and the Gibraltar Crystal Factory, where you can watch the glass blowers at work. At the main street de shopping lovers can find perfume shops, fashion brands and all that you need.
Upper Rock Nature Reserve
Protected area located on the upper half of the rock with tourist attractions like St. Michael's cave, Ape's Den, Mediterranean Steps and Moorish Castle.
Getting around in Gibraltar
The most popular excursions from Gibraltar cruise port is Gibraltar itself. Public transport is also available. There are five bus routes in Gibraltar (numbered one to five) and buses run to most areas of the territory apart from the Upper Rock. The price is £1.00/adult and £1.50 whole day pas/adult.
From Red Sands Road you can take a cable car to the top of Gibraltar Rock.
The ride up takes about 6 minutes. You pay €14,70 Per adult roundtrip.
If you also want to visit the nature reserve on top the price is €28,70 per adult. It’s absolutely worth going there, if there are long lines, it’s worth waiting.
From the top you have a stunning view on Spain and the African continent, just 22 kilometers away across the Strait of Gibraltar.
Weather in Gibraltar
The temperature typically varies from 11°C to 28°C and is rarely below 8°C or above 32°C.
The warm season lasts from June to September with an average daily high temperature above 26°C.
The cold season lasts from November to March with an average daily high temperature below 18°C.