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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  • August 14, 2017
    Ok. It's not the biggest museum in Gibraltar, but if you are interested in history;military or general, then I think it is worth stopping off for. The buildings and gardens are very well kept. The gun...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Wee caught the bus from near the cable car to just around the corner from the Battery. £1 entrance fee per person so you can't argue with that. It was empty when we visited so we wandered around the m...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    We visited the 100 ton gun as it was part of the Upper Rock fee which we had already paid, otherwise it was only £1 entrance fee. Although the museum inside was self explanatory, when we went outside ...  more »
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  • August 22, 2016
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    Little out of the way but check it out for unique military gun
  • April 6, 2017
    Good to see. An hour at the most.
  • March 25, 2017
    Keep your distance when that baby is blowing its barrel. Unbelievable.
  • July 7, 2017
    Good experience

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