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. Add Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda) to your Gibraltar travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gibraltar road trip site .
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  • Visited as part of an organised tour prior to going in the cable car up the rock, very informative guide led us through the garden explaining the plants and their uses along with the history of the ga...  more »
  • The Alameda Gardens were across the busy Europa Road from The Rock Hotel and made a welcome change from the tedious long climb and descent on the pavement which we endured a couple of times every day ...  more »
  • We visited here as it was across the road from the hotel. It was nice and quiet and nearly empty of people! It was very hot and there was a lot of uphill walking but it was nice to get away from the c...  more »
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  • We got married here so it will always be special. A beautiful place In The shadow of the rock that has some tropical plants set amongst water falls. Great place to just walk around and has a play park for the kids as well.
  • Beautiful gardens, which sit under 'the rock' of Gibraltar (I believe you can start a walk up to the top of the rock from here, based on the signs about - we didn't try it!!). A lovely place to spend a couple of hours, with little hidden areas and different walks. There is a small rescue centre here also, which was about €5 to enter (adult prices). We particularly enjoyed walking through the area with the very friendly lemurs! There are a lot of steps to and within the gardens so it might be difficult to access for anyone with walking difficulties or a pushchair.
  • Interesting place, more so if you know your plants and flowers. Worth a look if you visiting. Some communal areas looked after by the community which always leaves me at a loss as to why we fail on such projects back in the UK.
  • brilliant day out for kids and adults...good amount of small animals..monkeys and smaller animals for kids..ie rabbits guinea pigs...loads of different plants. and a great view up the rock...dont forget your camera
  • Steep walkways but good experience. Flowers not at their best in August. Some very interesting specimens.

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