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. Use our Gibraltar trip planner to arrange your visit to Napier of Magdala Battery and other attractions in Gibraltar.
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  • Dropped in to see the big gun and it was huge, very impressive. It was cheap to enter, only £1 and an interesting exhibition, although quite small. Gun is outside at back and there is a beautiful view...  more »
  • This was a scheduled stop on our tour for the day. This gun is massive and interesting to see. But, what was most interesting to us were the artifacts that are on display in the Battery rooms below th...  more »
  • Today the Napier of Magdala battery is the 100 ton gun, a huge Cannon from the 19th century. Admission is in the nature reserve ticket (including St. Michael's Cave, great siege tunnels, Moorish Castle) includes. Its location on the edge of the town centre, it is much less visited than for example the rock or the main street. Because we had enough time, we made the detour on the way to Europa point. With limited time can imagining visiting but also save, because it is certainly not a requirement.
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  • Interesting piece of history £1 entry good views of the bay Well labelled tour of the site
  • Very nicely maintained site and exhibit, and only £1 each to get in - bargain!
  • Very interesting history. It was only £1 to get in, you can't beat that price.
  • One of the few guns left in the world of this type. Hydraulically loaded rifled muzzle loader.
  • Just a short distance from the bus stop, the 100 Ton Gun is worth a visit. There is a small display in the guns buildings and then on top is the gun itself. The view is really good.

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