Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), Gibraltar

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Gibraltar
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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 7, 2017
    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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  • July 11, 2017
    Very nice gardens! Lots of uphill climbs though.
  • April 23, 2017
    Small but so beautiful and lovely, there us a small zoo next to it as well
  • August 22, 2016
    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 !
  • March 23, 2017
    Nice and peaceful. Good place to take a sandwich.
  • February 21, 2017
    Lovely walk through. Definitely worth a stop by.

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