Pillars of Hercules on Rock of Gibraltar in Gibraltar

Hercules was a Roman god known for his exceptional strength. According to mythology, one of his incredible feats while performing the Twelve Labours was to smash through a mountain range connecting Europe and Africa. This created the Strait of Gibraltar. The water passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is 36 miles long. A promontory in Morocco and the Rock of Gibraltar are called the Pillars of Hercules. This monument at the intersection of Queen’s Road and Engineer Road recognizes the Northern Pillar on The Rock. The relief of the world indicates Hercules’ act also created a portal to the New World. Up until that time, people believed the earth ended at this point.

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Queen's Rd & Engineer Rd, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

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