Explore Gibraltar’s famous landmarks

A holiday in Gibraltar is always an enjoyable experience. Every year millions of tourists flock to the British overseas territory to bask in the warm weather, glorious sunshine and admire its incredible natural attractions. Apart from its natural beauty, Gibraltar is home to superb architectural landmarks, which are best admired on a walking tour of the place.

If you are looking for a suitable hotel Gibraltar offers a good variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Visitors looking for accommodation in Gibraltar can choose from luxury hotels to budget properties, depending on their budget and needs.

Some of the best landmarks to explore on a walking tour of Gibraltar include:

Tower of Homage: The best spot to begin your walking tour is the Tower of Homage one of the most attractive architectural wonders. The most prominent feature of the tower is its imposing citadel built in the Moorish style of architecture. It dates back to the time the country was under Arabic rule. While there has always been a fort in the area from the 8th century onwards, the tower and most other structures were built during the Moorish reign of 1350 -1462. It was severely damaged when the Moors later recaptured the area.

Explore Gibraltar’s famous landmarks

The Convent: Travel along the main thoroughfare in town along Main Street, and visitors will arrive at the Convent, exiting from the 16th century. It is one of the most prominent landmarks in the area and was constructed around 1531. It served as a home for Franciscan monks and later in 1728, converted for use as a residence for the Governor of Gibraltar. While its rather plain appearance makes it appear dull and unexciting, the interiors have a chilling story to tell of their own. It is considered among the most haunted buildings in Europe. There are rumours of a lady haunting the convent with mysterious incidents taking place in the building.

Holy Trinity Cathedral: Built in 1832, it is a short distance from the Cathedral of St. Mary and is a place of worship for the devotees of the Church of England. Its architecture is a grand symbol of the revivalist architecture of the Moors, with its ornate arched entrance. First-time visitors can get confused in thinking it is mosque instead of a church because of the architectural style. The cathedral had new windows and a roof installed in 1951 after it underwent severe damage because of an explosion aboard the battleship RFA Bedenham, at the dockyard.

Cathedral of St Mary: Visitors need to travel to the old town to see the Cathedral of St Mary, among other cathedrals in this part of the country. The St Mary Cathedral was consecrated in 1462 by Queen Isabelle of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragon, both of whom jointly ruled Spain at the time. It was built upon the site where once a former mosque stood. One of the most striking symbols of the end of Moorish rule is the impressive coat of arms placed in the main courtyard. It is a lovely place to explore on a hot summer day because of its shaded areas.

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