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

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#7 of 12 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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  • There isn't much to see or do here; it is just the ruins of an old castle to walk around and then once at the top you get good views of the main town and across the sea. Price is included in the natur...  more »
  • Nice view on the airport runway. Besides, nothing special. Just something resembling the old bastion, and is now looking more like a pile of stones.
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  • Passage by 1 euro, and all 12 attractions. We are with the children and with not the best walkers, so walked, to the top and not come back. So if you with young children or with a sidecar, planned to campaign at an angle of 45 degrees and above. In General, entertaining, inside the shade of trees sleep monkey
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  • 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
  • Always fun to visit. Watch out for the 'guards' in the office. Some of them get a power buzz sometimes.
  • Save yourself a tenner and go up a side path and get in for free. Lovely place to visit however
  • It's a small castle, but bears the scars of bullets and cannonballs that tried to penetrate it. We got in for free right when it was closing at around 5pm or so.
  • Rather captivatingly romantic image from the outside. Not much to savour in the inside. Don't go out of your way, but it IS well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity - if only for the daring staircase to the roof and the great views from there over Gibraltar town rolling down the slopes of the Rock below.

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