World War II Tunnels, Gibraltar

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#6 of 12 in Historic Sites in Gibraltar
Take a tour through the labyrinth of World War II Tunnels, dug for a British garrison intended to defend Gibraltar from an anticipated German attack that never happened. Amazingly, this historic rock, solid from the outside, is practically an underground city hollowed out by a network of nearly 52 km (32 mi) of tunnels. They were prepared to accommodate the entire garrison of 16,000 soldiers for 16 months. See the recreated hospital--one of the parts of the tunnels actually put to use during the war. Put World War II Tunnels into our Gibraltar trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    After waiting for an hour for the tour to start we were rushed through in 20 mins definitely not worth the £18 entrance money . A great piece of engineering by the British and Canada troops but spoile...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I really enjoyed this trip because of the story of the soldiers digging through the rock with their picks and shovels (you can still see the marks on the walls.) The cool caves were a blessed relief f...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    These tunnels are well worth seeing. They are not very big and it only takes half an hour, unless your tour guide keeps you waiting. You are made to where a hard hat, fair enough health and safety and...  more »

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