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Travel Guide: Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar, UK #travel

Gorham's Cave Complex

Gibraltar, UK

The steep limestone cliffs on the eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar contain four caves with archaeological and paleontological deposits that provide evidence of Neanderthal occupation over a span of more than 100,000 years. This exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Neanderthals is seen notably in evidence of the hunting of birds and marine animals for food, the use of feathers for ornamentation and the presence of abstract rock engravings. Scientific research on these sites has already contributed substantially to debates about Neanderthal and human evolution. 

Map of Gorham's Cave Complex

More info about Gibraltar

Coronavirus in Gibraltar

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Gibraltar

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in UK. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to UK.

Money in Gibraltar

Currencie(s): British pound

  • 1 British pound = 1.09 €
  • 1 British pound = 1.27 $

Tipping: Not expected, however for the majority of people tipping is customary as a sign of appreciation. Workers don't officially have to rely on their tips to live and all staff in the UK must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage.

Corruption: UK has a corruption score of 20 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through UK, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, UK is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

UK is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.8 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Gibraltar

Language(s): English

Food & Drinks in Gibraltar

5 National dishes: Fish And Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala, Sunday Dinner, Full Breakfast & Jelly With Ice Cream .

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Gibraltar is 18.

Religion in Gibraltar

UK is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 27% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001 census). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Gibraltar

Age of Consent: 16 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in UK since 2020.

UK scores a 9/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Gibraltar

Timezone: UTC-08:00 to UTC+06:00

Driving: Left-hand traffic.
WARNING: You might want to rent a car, but remember: this is a left-hand driving country. This might be the opposite side of the road than you’re used to, so it will require more concentration to keep from turning their car directly into oncoming traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug G

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 17 and 17°C (62.6 and 62.6°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 10.47 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to UK.

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