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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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  • Once we had got off the bus at the border this was the first shop to go in, I’d see it online and wanted to go in so when in straight away. To being with there are displays which show the history of g...  more »
  • great place to buy gorgeous hand blown glass souvenirs made on site. at the front of the shop is a quaint museum about how glass things are made. farther on you can stand on a platform and watch guys ...  more »
  • Interesting Museum and mainly view manufacture glass objects live, the Museum presents beautiful pieces and even markets on the spot
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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.
  • 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!
  • Amazing craftsmanship on display in the free exhibition. The artifacts are simply stunning and it's obvious why the command such high prices, but simply irresistible

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There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
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