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Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

1. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

Explore the history of Gibraltar on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour by small 6-8 seater air-conditioned minibus. Travel back in time at Gibraltar's most famous sights, such as the 100 Ton Gun, manufactured by Sir W G Armstrong at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1870. Only 12 guns were built, and this is the only one left still in good condition. The 32.65-foot-long 17.72 inch rifled muzzle loader was capable of firing up to 8 miles. Continue to Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gibraltar, with its Trinity House Lighthouse and impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the northern coast of Africa. Your next stop is the spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which was converted into a military hospital during World War II. It has a wealth of history that dates back tens of thousands of years, and today it is used as a concert hall, with one of the best natural auditoriums with great acoustics. Continue to Apes Den to meet the famous Barbary Apes, the only apes still roaming wild in Europe, in their natural habitat. Next, visit the Great Siege Tunnels, carved out by the Merchant Marines to defend Gibraltar during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. Finally, go the imposing Moorish Castle, built by the Moors in after their conquest of Gibraltar in the eighth century. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal if you wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.

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City Walking Tour Through Gibraltar

2. City Walking Tour Through Gibraltar

Meander through the old streets of Gibraltar accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide, who will teach you about the historic and interesting sites in and around Main Street. This informative, interesting tour of the city center gives you the opportunity to wander the streets at your own pace. Travel back through time to learn of Gibraltar and its diverse history during the Moorish, Spanish, and British periods. Stop off at Casemates Main Square and relive the history at Bomb House Lane. Mix with a diverse variety of cultures in Irish Town and witness the remarkable sights at the Old Police Station. Hear of the development of its people and culture, as your licensed tour guide explains how the city and community evolved to become present day. This popular tour will leave you with long lasting memories of Gibraltar, its people and places.

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What people are saying about Casemates Square

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Ok & entertaining

Pepe, our guide / driver showed us the most interesting corners of Gib and was on you & you with the monkeys. Easy to understand. Unfortunately not a German speaking tour guide as booked but only a book. But was not a problem. but should not be sold like this.

Nice, informative guide, must-see sights.

Pleasant and charming guide Witherspoon great local knowledge. Only downside was lack of info reg. meeting point.

more precision for the appointment

We did an individual visit with a taxi instead of the group. Quite comprehensive and precise.

Very interesting tour enjoyed it a lot.

Great customer service from the office and the schedulers