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Europa Point is the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, and offers stunning views of Spain, Morocco,
the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. A good spot to watch shipping, entering and leaving the Med.
Up until recently this was military land and somewhat run down. At the time of my visit a programme was underway to turn it into a
landscaped park complete with a new visitor centre and restaurant complex.
The place was thus a mixture of military dilapidation
and a building site, served by a very new smart car park.
In the words of D:Ream, "Things can only get better ...".
Just round the corner, along the road to the newly re-opened Dudley Ward Tunnel, are two rather bizarre
neighbours, the territoryʼs Crematorium and its Refuse Incinerator. Iʼm not sure I would have chosen to put them next to each other, but still.
The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque also known at the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque
or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was was a gift to the people of Gibraltar from the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
It opened in the summer of 1997, took two years to build, and cost in the region of £5 million.
As well as acting as a reminder that the Muslim Moors reigned over Gibraltar for longer than either the Spanish or British,
the Mosque complex also contains a school, library and lecture hall.