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Cathedral of St. Mary

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The Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, known to most residents simply as the “Cathedral”, is situated in the centre of town. This Roman Catholic Cathedral is the older and more frequently visited of two Cathedrals in Gibraltar. The other one, belonging to the Anglican Church, is called the

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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque

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Work on the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque at Europa Point began in 1995 and took two years to be completed. Work on the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque at Europa Point began in 1995 and took two years to be completed, opening its doors on the 8th of August 1997. It was built as a gift from King Fahd of

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Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Building of the Holy Trinity Church began in 1825. It was completed in 1832, and consecrated in 1838. Building of the Holy Trinity Church began in 1825. It was completed in 1832, and consecrated in 1838 by the Revd Edward Burrow in the presence of the Dowager Queen Adelaide, widow of

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Our Lady of Europe

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In AD 710, Muslim troops built a fortress and constructed a mosque with a minaret at the southernmost part of Gibraltar. Muslim troops, led by Tarik Ibn Zayid successfully captured this peninsular (known at the time as Calpe) in AD 710. In keeping with their practices, and in thanksgiving to

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The King’s Chapel

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The King’s Chapel was built in 1531 by Franciscan Friars as part of the original Convent. In 1531 a wealthy Spaniard gave Franciscan Friars a site in Gibraltar, some building material and a sum of money on condition that they built a convent with a chapel in which he and his family could

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Sacred Heart Church

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In 1872, the Government granted the Roman Catholic Church a piece of ground in Castle Road. The increase in population during the course of the nineteenth century made the accommodation available at the Roman Catholic Cathedral inadequate. In 1872, the Government granted the Roman Catholic

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St Andrew’s Church

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The foundation stone of St Andrew’s Church was laid in October 1853 and it opened for worship in May 1854. At that time there was a large military presence on the Rock which included a substantial number of Scottish regiments, and the church was built by the efforts of Presbyterians who