Grand Casemates Square, Gibraltar

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Gibraltar
Old as the city itself, Grand Casemates Square serves as Gibraltar's nightlife and commercial hub, with numerous pubs, restaurants, clubs, and shops. Bombproof barracks still stand on the street's northern end, housing a restaurant and an art gallery. After the Great Siege the area was cleared and turned into an esplanade, which hosted military parades and public hangings (the last of which occurred in 1864). Notice the excavated foundations of a 14th-century galley house that was built in the Moorish period but sank into the sand over the years. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gibraltar trip simple and quick.
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  • Beautiful square but perhaps not we were there at the right time. Was not too crowded and the shops kleinan (although he was only 22 the apogema. I would like to see in the morning to have comprehensive view.
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  • Everyone visiting Gib seems to end up here. There are restaurants in the square but they seem to be high priced without the quality. Can be cold and damp in winter. Just beyond the square is the bus d...  more »
  • This famous square which was, at one time the centre of the barracks and fort of Gibraltar is now the hub of Gibraltar. The old weapon and gunpowder stores are now mostly cafes and restaurants. The is...  more »
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