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King's Chapel - Gibraltar

King's Chapel

King's Chapel Mosques / Shrines / Churches Review

King's Chapel is next door to the Governor's House (Convent) it was once the Chapel to the Convent. Two former Governor's of Gibraltar are buried here.
It was completed in 1560 and was the Convent until the early 1800's. It then became the Chapel for the Governor of Gibraltar. Its really nice inside, quiet and peaceful. And it is open all day, every day.

There is no entrance fee, but donations can be given.

Address:

Main Street

Directions:

Next door to the Governor's House

Other Contact: email chaplaincy@gibnynex.gi

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Kings Chapel - Gibraltar

Kings Chapel

King's Chapel Mosques / Shrines / Churches Review

In 1951 a ship in the harbour full of ammunition blew up and caused extensive damage to the chapel and other buildings on Gibraltar. A lot of restoration had to be carried out.
Mary artefacts are on show including a silver chalice inscribed 1710 and has the coat of arms of Queen Anne.
The Chapel is used at the army chapel.

Address:

Main Street

Directions:

New to the Governor's House

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Southport Gates - Gibraltar

Southport Gates

Southport Gates Forts / Batteries / Castles Review

These gates form part of the old walls and fortifications that Gibraltar has had for hundreds of years under the various ones who ran the place at the time.
The original gates were built in 1551 and some in 1883 these I think are part of the newer ones.

It was around here also that a pirate called Barbarossa who attacked Gibraltar and captured many of its people to sell as slaves.

Address:

Main Street/Trafalgar Road

Directions:

From Casemates Square head up Main Street and pass the Governors House, not much further past you will see these gates.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2006
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City Gates entrance - Gibraltar

City Gates entrance

City Gates

You can tell by the city gates and the fortifications that Gibraltar had a huge military past. The gates lead into Casemates Square and were opened in 1727. This was because when the Spanish tried to take over Gibraltar this area was the old town and was badly damaged, it was then flattened and Casemates Square was formed.
This picture is taken inside the gates on the Casemates Square side. On the entrance it reads Grand Casemate Gates.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2006
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The Brits - Gibraltar
The Brits

The British have now been established on the Rock for 300 years. A ceremony is held twice a year where the Governor of Gibraltar wo dresses in his full uniform is handed the keys to Gibraltar, which is their emblem. This is done at sunset by the Port Sergeant. Lots of Gibraltarians turn out for this event. The people of Gibraltar known as Gibraltarians are happy to remain under British jurisdiction. In 1967 they actually had a vote and over 12,000 voted to stay under British rule and 44 voted to return to Spanish rule

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 19, 2006
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Admiral Nelson statue - Gibraltar

Admiral Nelson statue

Nelson Statues / Monuments / Museums Review

Admiral Nelson of the British Naval Fleet died at the Battle of Trafalgar on HMS Victory. His body was actually put in a barrel of brandy to conserve it. The Victory then sailed to Gibraltar and his body was brought ashore. He died on 21st October 1805 but didnt not arrive in Gibraltar until 28th October due to bad weather conditions. His remains were then taken to England and he was interred in St Pauls Cathedral in London on 9th January 1806.

As it was 200 years since his death this statue of Nelson has been erected in Gibraltar and unveiled in Gibraltar on 28th October 2005.

Address:

Southport Gates

Directions:

Opposite Trafalgar Cemetery

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 3, 2006
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The Rock - Gibraltar

The Rock

Check the time Cable Car Review

The Cable car was constructed in 1966 although apparently the first 'cable car' was a basket in which people were hoisted up! The cable car holds about 30 people.
I cannot remember the exact time but I think the last ride up the cable car is about 5.45pm. I remember thinking it was a bit early! So check before you go.

Address:

Red Sands Road

Directions:

Next to the Botanical Gardens

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2005
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Prince Edward Gate Plaque - Gibraltar

Prince Edward Gate Plaque

Prince Edward Gate Forts / Batteries / Castles Review

Alongside the gate are sentry boxes and also this plaque which says
"God and the solider all men adore in time of trouble and no more, for when war is over and all things righted God is neglected and the old soldier slighted".

Address:

Trafalgar Hill/Europa Road

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 17, 2005
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Prince Edward Gate - Gibraltar

Prince Edward Gate

Prince Edward Gate Forts / Batteries / Castles Review

Around the city are the old walls. Here is one of the entrances which is called Prince Edward Gate, it is in the wall called Charles V. The gate was created in 1790 and it overlooks the Trafalgar Cemetary.Named after the father of Queen Victoria who was governor of Gibraltar from 1802-1820.

Address:

Trafalgar Hill/Europa Road

Directions:

Passed the entrance to Trafalgar Cemetary, up the hill and to the left.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 17, 2005
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Moorish Bath House - Gibraltar
Moorish Bath House Statues / Monuments / Museums Review

Under Bomb House and Ordnance House which makes up the Gibraltar Museum is a moorish bath house dating from the 14th century.

Address:

Bomb House Lane

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 17, 2005
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