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The Rock of Gibraltar

Home to the British colony of Gibraltar, the Rock of Gibraltar is a limestone promontory at the tip of Spain that guards the northeastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It contains many caves and defense works and is home to a colony of macaques—the only wild primates in Europe. Known also by its Latin name, Calpe, the Rock of Gibraltar is considered one of the Pillars of Hercules described in ancient mythology. What is the other "pillar"? More...
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The Rock of Gibraltar
Home to the British colony of Gibraltar, the Rock of Gibraltar is a limestone promontory at the tip of Spain that guards the northeastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It contains many caves and defense works and is home to a colony of macaques—the only wild primates in Europe. Known also by its Latin name, Calpe, the Rock of Gibraltar is considered one of the Pillars of Hercules described in ancient mythology.
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A place called Alybe is mentioned in Homer, Illiad as being far away famous as a source of silver. Although there are varying accounts as to the location of a place, especially those written by Hesychius and Strabo, a certain tradition recognized the name as Chalybe. It is placed in the west, where it was the name of one of the pillars of Hercules at the mouth of the Mediterranean.

The phrase Heraclean pillars (with varying versions like Herakleian pillars, Heraklean pillars) is first attested in Pindar and in Herodotus.

A truncated version of Hesychius mentioned "Pillars of Briareos: the ones called Herakleian."
Aelian, in Varia Historia expanded: "Aristotle says that the Pillars now called Herakleian, before they were called this, were called Pillars of Briareos. After Herakles had purified land and sea and become indisputably the benefactor of mankind, in honour of him they put Briareos out of mind and named the Pillars as Heraklean.


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Home to the British colony of Gibraltar, the Rock of Gibraltar is a limestone promontory at the tip of Spain that guards the northeastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It contains many caves and defense works and is home to a colony of macaques—the only wild primates in Europe. Known also by its Latin name, Calpe, the Rock of Gibraltar is considered one of the Pillars of Hercules described in ancient mythology.
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The Rock of Gibraltar
Home to the British colony of Gibraltar, the Rock of Gibraltar is a limestone promontory at the tip of Spain that guards the northeastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It contains many caves and defense works and is home to a colony of macaques—the only wild primates in Europe. Known also by its Latin name, Calpe, the Rock of Gibraltar is considered one of the Pillars of Hercules described in ancient mythology.
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I was curious about on which side of the road they drive in Gibraltar. This is what Wikipedia says.

"Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, traffic in Gibraltar drives on the right, as it shares a land border with Spain, as Gibraltar isn't in the mainland United Kingdom. Traffic formerly drove on the left; the change to driving on the right was made at 5.00 a.m. on 16 June 1929."
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Many people forget that the macaques are wild animals I have been there a few times and seen other tourists try to hand feed them with bad results.

There's a cable car that travels up to the top of the Rock that gives you very nice views, and on a clear day you can see Africa.

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