Overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar, La Linea de la Concepcion is a Spanish city that lies adjacent to the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. It’s home to excellent museums, a lively market and a sprawling recreational park that boasts wartime bunkers dating back to the 1930s.
Things to do in La Línea de la Concepción
Spend a day exploring the streets of La Lina de la Concepcion and visit the bustling Central Market. Admire the paintings by locally-born Jose Cruz Herrera at Museo Cruz Herrera and learn about his life spent across the Strait of Gibraltar in Morocco. The museum lies adjacent to the picturesque Jardines Saccone and is a short walk from the Museo del Istmo, which details La Linea de la Concepcion’s history since the late 19th century.
On the southern edge of La Linea de la Concepcion is Princesa Sofia Park, which encompasses a children’s playground, a skate park and several bunkers constructed during the Spanish Civil War. Stretch your legs on one of the walking trails that lead between the jacarandas, dragon trees and Persian lilacs or coincide your visit with the weekly street market, El Piojito.
La Linea de la Concepcion is an ideal base for exploring the sights of Gibraltar, including the 426-metre-high limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar. Wander between the remains of the 14th-century Moorish Castle and venture into the spectacular caverns of St. Michael's Cave before taking in the Mediterranean Sea views from the Gibraltar Nature Reserve’s Skywalk.
Getting around La Línea de la Concepción
La Linea de la Concepcion is around 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Gibraltar and 10 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Buses travel throughout La Linea de la Concepcion and connect to towns and cities across Cadiz.