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The Gibraltar Museum

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The Museum was founded in 1930. The building in which the museum is situated has the longest known historical sequence of any building in Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Museum was finally founded in 1930 as a result of an initiative taken by the Governor, General Sir Alexander Godley and it was

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The Garrison Library

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The Garrison Library was established in 1793, the idea of Colonel John Drinkwater as a result of four years without any reading matter during the Great Siege. The Gibraltar Garrison Library was established on the 4th. September, 1793, the idea of Colonel John Drinkwater. As a Captain,

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The Convent

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The Convent has been the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728. It was originally a convent of Franciscan friars and was completed in 1531. The dining room at the Convent has the most extensive display of heraldry in the Commonwealth of Nations. The building was heavily

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St. Michael’s Cave

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The spectacular natural caverns of St Michael’s Cave begin about 350m above sea level and descend into the Rock of Gibraltar. St Michael’s Cave (Spanish: Cueva de San Miguel) is the name given to a network of limestone caves located in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve of Gibraltar, at a

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Princess Caroline Battery

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A great viewpoint without the need to climb to the Great Siege Tunnels and from where you can clearly see the runway and the frontier. Still operating and manned in the early 1980’s this battery has several WWII guns that though now decommissioned still watch over the Bay of Gibraltar.

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Parliament House

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Parliament House is located at John Mackintosh Square. Lieutenant-Governor, Sir George Don, laid the foundation stone on the 16th. April, 1817. The building was erected in 1817/1818 by the merchants of the Exchange and Commercial Library and for years it was referred to as the

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Moorish Castle

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The Tower of Homage is visible to all visitors in Gibraltar, not only because of its striking construction but also because of its dominant and strategic position. Throughout the entire history of Gibraltar, it seems that the Rock has been particularly significant to various people at

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Main Street

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Main Street, the largest shopping thoroughfare in Gibraltar, runs the length of town and the shops are filled with goods of all kinds. Main Street, Gibraltar’s principal shopping thoroughfare, runs almost the length of town and the shops are filled with goods of all kinds at attractive

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Lower St. Michael’s Cave

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Lower St. Michael’s Cave was discovered accidentally in 1942 and has been kept in its original natural state. Lower St. Michael’s Cave was discovered in 1942, accidentally, whilst blasting a second entrance at St Michael’s Cave in order to prepare it for use as an emergency hospital

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Great Siege Tunnels

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Gibraltar’s Great Siege Tunnels are well worth a visit in their own right and for the magnificent view over the Bay of Gibraltar and Spain. During the Great Siege, the gallant defenders were stunned when the Spanish and French besiegers dug into trenches too close to Gibraltar for the