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Napier of Magdala Battery, Gibraltar

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Military history enthusiasts will have plenty to inspect at Napier of Magdala Battery, home to one of two Armstrong 100-ton guns and other weapons. Manufactured in Gibraltar to combat Italian battleships, the Armstrong features a 10 m (32 ft) barrel and took 35 men to operate. The battery includes numerous informative signs--linger here to learn and enjoy the cool air. Make Napier of Magdala Battery a part of your Gibraltar vacation plans using our Gibraltar trip builder.
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  • If you are in the neighbourhood of the Magdala battery you may very well visit it. It's a piece of war history in a constantly hot and tense area of Europe. The gun itself is impressive in size. The m...  more »
  • We took the bus to see this '100 ton gun' and were very pleasantly surprised by the exhibition which was cheap to enter and very informative. Plenty to explore for our older children and the gun was v...  more »
  • A huge gun and an interesting exhibition! The information in the battery is well presented and the gun extremely impressive.  more »
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  • A bit of a walk to get to (of course you can always take one of the excellent and frequent local buses) but well worth the effort. Fabulous views over Algeciras Bay and the coming and goings of an amazing variety of ships plying to and fro with fast ferries from N Africa and elsewhere threading their way through. And of course the huge gun which required major engineering to drag it through the streets and into position : rather sadly because newer guns with better technology rendered it almost obsolete as soon as it became operational.
  • Little out of the way but check it out for unique military gun
  • Good to see. An hour at the most.
  • Keep your distance when that baby is blowing its barrel. Unbelievable.
  • Good experience