Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), Gibraltar

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Created as a recreational area for off-duty British soldiers, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda) welcomes tourists and locals wishing to escape the heat or simply take a leisurely stroll. British Governor George Don commissioned a walking path around the main square in 1815, which was later expanded into a network of paths and terraced beds. In the first half of the 1990s, the neglected gardens underwent renovation, at which point a zoo was added to the site. Apart from the four howitzer cannons guarding the bronze bust of General Eliot, the gardens boast an open-air theater that can also serve as a wedding venue. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Gibraltar holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The gardens are beautifully maintained and are a nature lover’s paradise with a magnificent variety of worldwide flora. The gardens are worth a leisurely visit to enjoy the monuments to Elliot and the...  more »
  • A lovely quiet place to sit and relax in beautiful scenery, all you hear here are the birds chirping and nature. Views over the rock are lovely great place for pictures.  more »
  • From Seville to Gibraltar 2:15 we have rent a car to see the Gibraltar. Great for shopping lovers if no, he don't have much to do. When visiting the historical sites etc's soon done it :) (this is my experience to you yours)
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  • Very nice gardens! Lots of uphill climbs though.
  • Small but so beautiful and lovely, there us a small zoo next to it as well
  • A truly pleasant oasis. Well cared for : litter free : quiet : a gem of a city garden. If I lived on the Rock I could see myself spending hours here. Well worth a visit. Would I visit again ? - Yes !
  • Nice and peaceful. Good place to take a sandwich.
  • Lovely walk through. Definitely worth a stop by.

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