Alameda Botanic Gardens


Take a break from Gibraltar’s manic traffic amid these lush gardens of bougainvillea, drago trees and more, scene of Molly Bloom’s famous sexual exploits in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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1. Apes' Den

0.09 MILES

The Rock's most famous inhabitants are its 160 tailless Barbary macaques. Many hang around the Apes' Den near the middle cable-car station, as well as at…

2. Trafalgar Cemetery

0.19 MILES

Gibraltar’s cemetery gives a poignant history lesson, with its graves of British sailors who perished in the town after the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, and…

3. Windsor Suspension Bridge

0.24 MILES

The spine-tingling, 71m-long Windsor Suspension Bridge spans a 50m-tall gorge within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

4. Skywalk

0.34 MILES

This glass-floor top-of-the-rock Skywalk sits within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

5. Upper Rock Nature Reserve

0.34 MILES

The Rock is one of the most dramatic landforms in southern Europe. Most of its upper sections fall within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Tickets include…

6. Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

0.46 MILES

Completed in the 1830s, with neo-Islamic touches including striped horseshoe arches inside and out, this cathedral was originally used as a hospital to…

7. St Michael’s Cave

0.51 MILES

About 25 minutes' walk south down St Michael's Rd from the top cable-car station (or up from the Apes' Den), this natural grotto is crammed with…

8. Gibraltar Museum

0.51 MILES

Gibraltar's swashbuckling history unfolds in this fine museum, which comprises a labyrinth of rooms and exhibits ranging from prehistoric and Phoenician…