Moorish Castle


On Willis’ Rd, the way down to town from the northern end of the Rock, you’ll find the remains of Gibraltar's Moorish fortress, rebuilt in 1333 after being won back from the Spanish.

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2. Military Heritage Centre

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A 1.5km (30-minute) walk north (downhill) from the top cable-car station is the 1732 Princess Caroline’s Battery, housing the Military Heritage Centre.

3. Great Siege Tunnels

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Accessed at the northern end of the Rock, the Great Siege Tunnels were gun emplacements hewn by hand by the British during the 1779–83 siege. They…

4. Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned

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5. Gibraltar Museum

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

6. Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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7. Trafalgar Cemetery

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8. Apes' Den

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