Things you need to know



Although it is possible to drive around parts of the Upper Rock, the roads are narrow and winding. Local knowledge is important and in order to enjoy your stays to the full, you are advised to take a Rock Tour by coach or taxi.

Included on the tour are the Nature Reserve with St Michael's Cave and the Apes Den, the Great Siege Tunnels are an optional extra, but the tour also includes the beaches, Europa Point with its panoramic views of the Strait, Europe and Africa, and the Town Centre.


Car Parks can be found at Grand Parade (beside the lower cable car station), at Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay, Oueensway and at Casemates, where there is an open air car park as well as a multi storey car park in the International Commercial Centre. Some street parking is also available on Line Wall Road, Corral Road, Devil's Tower Road, and Rosia Road. Much of the Town is pedestrianised, so it is advisable to park outside the city walls.

Parking restrictions are strictly enforced and parking in unauthorised areas could result in your car being towed away or immobilised. Should this happen you should contact Gibraltar Security Services Ltd at Oueensway Car Park, Reclamation Road, Telephone 76999 or 58857000 (after hours) and then stand by the car. You will have to pay the fee to the warden.


The following documents are required to drive into Gibraltar:


Self-drive cars are readily available for hire and you can use them for trips into Spain (you will need a valid, full driving licence).

Generally, you will be required to return your vehicle to the point of original hire.


There are nine petrol stations on the Rock and Petrol is significantly cheaper than in Spain.

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