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Gibraltar Crystal, Gibraltar

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At Gibraltar Crystal, watch the skillful glassblowers shaping liquid glass into sophisticated crystal pieces right in front of you. If inspired by their craftsmanship, you can design your own vase, glass, or bowl on site. Just choose a color and a pattern, or combine elements from various pieces on display--there's no extra charge for customized orders. Next to the blowing area, an exhibition room displays information on past and present techniques of blowing, as well as the process and history of glassmaking. Take the guesswork out of planning a Gibraltar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Only do glass blowing demos on a Monday but no signs to advise this and a rude and abrupt answer from the “gent” behind the counter when I asked... Seems to forget that customers became non-customers ...  more »
  • A bit of a touristy place but you can get some cool souvenirs. There is is free glass blowing exhibition next to it. Nice friendly staff.  more »
  • We came across this and my elderly father and teenage children found it equally fascinating. Three experts were making glassware and answering questions and the shop sells their amazing glassware whic...  more »
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  • I bought an engraved tankard for my father’s birthday present. The engraving was based on a rather poor-resolution jpeg file that I gave them which they cleaned up and did an excellent job of putting onto the tankard. I was so pleased with the result that I had them make another one for me.
  • Fantastic to see the glass blowers at work , and the shop is an Aladdins cave of goodies
  • I recently visited Gibraltar and was blown away by the beauty and exquisite designs of the glass blown here. It was fascinating to be able to watch the process, each person seemed to work by telepathy, as they did not need to speak, they knew what was needed at each step and the flowed seamlessly almost like a ballet, producing the most wonderful glass wear. The artists, craftsmen, which is all that I can describe them as, we're pleased to answer the questions, which we asked after the glass that was being made had been placed in the warm oven to cool slowly. It was a most gratifying experience and one that I felt was magical. Thank you to all the artists who provided such a great experience.
  • Half of the area is well equipped, showing the art very well, the other half is badly lit and a mess. gle exhibition is free, because the shop is there, of course.
  • Poor packing of glassware. Make sure you re-pack your purchases before returning home! We bought martini and drinking glasses while visiting Gilbraltar. The salesman packed and boxed our purchase. We wrapped the boxes in clothing and placed in our suitcases. Unfortunately, upon arriving home, several pieces were broken despite being in their original packing. There was no obvious external damage to the boxes. It appears the original packing was inadequate as some of the glassware were likely banging into one another. When we inquired as to assistance with replacement, we were informed that their responsibility ended when the glassware left their premises. Needless to say we were very disappointed! I offered to purchase replacements. However, my wife was so offended by their reponse, she refused to allow me to purchase replacement pieces. I would strongly advise you to re-pack any glassware you purchase here and hope to bring home intact as you will not find any sympathy from Gilbratar Glass Factory. Clearly the low point of an amazing Mediterranean cruise!
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