World War II Tunnels, Gibraltar

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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. For World War II Tunnels and beyond, use our Gibraltar trip planner to get the most from your Gibraltar vacation.
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  • As they walked to the cave fortress dug into the so-called Gibraltar rock, furthest from the entrance to Lookout takes more than 10 minutes. Well carved out of solid limestone rock and was impressed.
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  • we could not believe what we saw and heard in these tunnels. It was so hard to imagine that so many had lived and worked there for so long, and that we were so far underground. If you see anything in ...  more »
  • Excellent History and I would recommend at least 1 visit, well worth the effort do bear in mind however if you can not walk to far this may not be for you as some of the tunes are very very long 10 GB...  more »

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