The furthest point away from the frontier and only 15½ miles from Africa.
On a clear day, which it is most days, you can see Jebel Sidi Musa the ‘other’ pillar of Hercules. This is the turning point for the No3 bus from the frontier and if you get a return you can get off the bus and climb on the next one as it leaves after those vital photo’s are taken. The lighthouse was completed in 1841 and is still the only lighthouse outside of the United Kingdom that is administered by Trinity House, the authority that looks after all the UK and the Channel Islands lighthouses. Also here is an impressive mosque built in the mid 1990’s with money donated by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. In essence the first thing you see in continental Europe crossing from Islamic Africa is a mosque. Europa Point itself has it’s own original mosque, a church and the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe which is no ordinary church. The original building stood possibly from before 1309 and has gone through many changes and uses because of war and sieges. The bell tower used to be the original lighthouse when needed and the church itself has been the site of miracles and worship since those early times with pilgrimages to see the ancient statue of Our Lady of Europe and Child. She celebrates her 700h anniversary in 2009. It is open to visitors throughout the year.
How to get there:
Europa Point is located at the Southern most tip of Gibraltar. Your best bet is to jump on the no 2 bus which will take you from the town centre to Europa Point.