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

2.7
#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.
Create an itinerary including The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House)
map
The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) Tours
The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
307 reviews
Google
3.6
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • This year, the taxi was victory drive to the Moorish Castle instead of the great tunnel. Because I had already seen it, I was glad that what else was on the program, just who is here will be disappointed. Only from the outside, it looks quite nice, and inside, nothing is up on a small exhibition. Only positive, one has a fantastic view.
    View original
  • Is the ruins of the Castle now 5 pounds drawn on the back side of the banknote. Maintained in particular that will be in the history channels in Gibraltar, but doesn't look like the old classification.
    View original
Google
  • What a magnificent me devil fortress. Used until recently as a prison. This attraction needs to be fully opened up to the tourists.
  • Great lookout point if you like to take a few photos of the city or the airport. But not really a "must see".
  • Very historical. Great views. Might only be interesting to those who know Spanish history.
  • Great views but as others have said not much else, you walk up the stone tower to get to the top, the panoramas from here are spectacular its worthwhile having your camera at the ready or even binoculars. I look forward to the day they open up the old prison section as a tourist attraction, it would add interest and an extra dimension to this iconic Gibraltar destination
  • we did not go since it cost 10 pounds. When you think that the Alhambra in Granada costs you 15 EUR, this is clearly not worth it

Plan your trip to Gibraltar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Gibraltar

There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Gibraltar by other users

1 day in Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South of Spain & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Morocco & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gibraltar BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gibraltar BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe & Tangier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Andalucia, Gibraltar & Alicante BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND February, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans