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 here for the 2018 New Year and enjoyed pleasant walks in the gardens before walking into the main town  more »
  • Just a beautiful tranquil place that’s definitely worth a visit. The horticulturists are doing a fantastic job at the gardens, always tidy and well maintained. There is also a fantastic wildlife conse...  more »
  • Very well designed system with various botanical areas, unfortunately a bit in the years come. A refresher would be appropriate. Otherwise, the Botanical Garden is a beautiful haven in the noisy Gibraltar.
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  • Totally cool, we wondered around here for hours, there are many species of flowers I have never seen before. Also again a great feel of history and really quite tranquil. We were only sorry that we hadn''t brought a picnic as this would be an excellent spot to enjoy with families and couples.
  • Beautifully maintained with a large variety. Seating to eat, bins, a play park for kids and historic monuments all round. Really good!
  • 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.
  • Really loved the gardens. A great place to relax and unwind. Beautifully landscaped. Great views too! If you want to get away from the hussle and bussle of the Main Street, this is a great place to re-connect with nature.
  • 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.
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