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

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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. Plan your The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gibraltar using our Gibraltar trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very old building originally built in the period when Gib was held by the Mors. The views from the top are spectacular! You can also see into the old prison, which has only recently been replaced by a...  more »
  • This place is not special to visit. There is actually not much to see, the only nice thing is the view.  more »
  • Late afternoon, just as the sun was losing the heat of the day, we climbed the narrow staircase to the top of the tower, and enjoyed the views. We got some great shots of the Rock! While it might not ...  more »
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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.