The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House), Gibraltar

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#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in Gibraltar
A contemporary of the more famous Alhambra, The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) proudly bears the scars of many sieges it has withstood over the centuries. The original fortifications were built around 1160, but the castle's most prominent feature, its main tower, as well as its walls, gatehouse, and bastions date back to the 14th century, or the second Moorish period. You can easily observe the structure of the castle and absorb the medieval atmosphere from the outside. Entering the tower doesn't add much in the way of illuminating information: no exhibits, just some historical facts you can find out otherwise if you don't feel like paying the entrance fee. A visit to The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gibraltar online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Another legacy of the Moors in the South of the Iberian Peninsula. Very interesting for the lovers of history peninsular.
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  • The entrance to the rock ticket gives you the possibility to visit this tower, witness of the Moorish settlement. The view from the tower is very beautiful.
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  • If you are willing to walk up the stairs there are some not views of Gibraltar. The steps are narrow and not easy to navigate. If you have trouble walking this is not a place to visit. Nice if you lik...  more »
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  • Beautiful place; still cannot get over the fact that the main road, which cross the main landing still at the airport, has to close each time a plane lands or take off. But they are doing the best with the limited land they have. Still, a great idea.
  • Very interesting but it is very small and not so much to see, but worth checking out anyways.
  • Good view from the top and we did see a babary ape even though the castle is right on the edge of the reserve but quite expensive for what it is.
  • The castle is not really a castle, it is very small but elogant and full of history, I can imagine going back in time, really worth a walk if you can to see how life was hundreds of years ago. Well worthwhile.
  • What a magnificent me devil fortress. Used until recently as a prison. This attraction needs to be fully opened up to the tourists.
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