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 at beautiful and well laid out. They are easily accessible for all ages and are a must for anyone visiting the Rock  more »
  • Beautiful little area, very steep paths, with a little cemetery in one area and a lovely children's playground in another. Very tricky if you have mobility issues. It was a shame the little shop wasn'...  more »
  • A trip to the Gardens is a perfect interlude in an otherwise busy day of city sightseeing. It's not advisable for those with mobility issues however as there are lots of steps and slopes.  more »
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  • Its a small garden but you can easily spend 3-4 hours here. This a home for over 2000 plants and flowers from all over the world however the Gibraltar Campion Silene Tomentosa - this plant can be found only in Gibraltar.
  • 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 !
  • Great place to relax after a long walk and coming down from the top
  • Nice place to have a wander around when the queue for the cable car is too long!
  • Great gardens. Very good place to relax and get all your thoughts right.