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    Kusuma Promenade

    by Galaxy31 Written Mar 24, 2015

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    Europa’s Promenade or as it’s called now Kusuma promenade it runs from above the western cliff top of Europa Point and around the Trinity Lighthouse.
    The first promenade it was built by troops of the Royal Engineers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1971.
    The promenade has taken the name Kusuma from the Kusuma Trust Gibraltar a register charity that it was founded in 2007 and funded the project.
    The promenade it was opened on 29th of May 2012 By Chief Minister Fabian Ricardo.
    The plaque which I couldn’t locate as it was raining it reads as follows.
    Along the promenade you will find a lot of stone benches to sit and admire the amazing view.

    THE KUSUMA PROMENADE
    The Kusuka Promenade was formally
    opened on 29th May 2012 by
    Chief Minister Hon. Fabian Picardo
    This renovation was carried out
    in partnership between
    the Kusuma Trust Gibraltar and
    Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar.

    I just wished I had more time to explore the area.

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    Europa Point __The Southernmost Point

    by Galaxy31 Written Mar 24, 2015

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    Europa Point it’s the southernmost point of Gibraltar which it has got a lot of things to see and do such as the lighthouse, the mosque, Shrine of our Lady of Europe Church, Harding’s and the memorial to General Wladislaw Sikorski. It has also a playground for children, a cafe and public toilets. It has also got a lot of spaces for parking.
    I first wanted to walk to Europa Point by going from Devil’s Tower Road and round the Rock going past the man made beaches but when I have started the walk it was late in the afternoon and I knew that it would get dark soon so I have to abandon that idea for the day after.
    As the day that I’m was visiting the Europa Point it was also the day I’m was leaving Gibraltar have opted to get on the bus as my time it was limited. Route 2 from the main bus station got me to Europa Point.

    The morning it was a bit cloudy but in the first ten minutes after I got there it just pour down so I had to run for shelter. Overall it was a great experience to be there.

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    Trinity Lighthouse - Europa Point

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our first stop on our 2 hour tour was Europa Point and the highlight for me was the lighthouse. Brilliantly painted and standing out like a lighthouse should it was what I expected from a traditional maritime port.

    Construction of the lighthouse commenced in 1838 and was officially opened in 1841. The lighthouse stands 50 metres above the sea and the light can be seen from 27km ( 20 miles) away.

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    Europa Point

    by Airpunk Updated Jan 1, 2010

    Europa Point is the southernmost point of Gibraltar and one of Gibraltar’s main attarctions, contrary to common belief, it is not the Southernmost point of mainland Europe (which is located a couple of kilometers to the west in Spain). The lookout point can become very buss during high season, but is worth a visit. From here, you can see the coast of Morocco on a clear day as well as watch all the ships waiting to pass through the strait of Gibraltar.
    Further attarctions include the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque, the shrine of “Our Lady of Europe” and the lighthouse. The latter one was built in 1838, became fully operational in 1841 and was automatized in 1994. The café and souvenir shop, once called “europe’s last shop”, is permanently closed and does not seem to reopen soon.
    Check out my travellogue to read about a ship accident which happened at Europa point a short time before my visit to Gibraltar.

    Sunset at Europa Point Former caf�� (left) and the viewpoint (right) African coast seen from the vierpoint Rock and Mosque seen from Europa Point The (now automated) lighthouse
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    Europa point at Gibraltar.

    by Regina1965 Updated Dec 16, 2009

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    The first stop on our trip was at the southernmost end of Gibraltar which is called the Europa point where you can get a view of both Spain, Africa and the Strait of Gibraltar - standing on the English ground of Gibraltar. There is a light-house there and a small chapel, The Roman Catholic Shrine of our Lady of Europe. Opposite the Europa point there is a mosque, Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque, which was a gift from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

    Do pay this place a visit, the view from here is fantastic.

    I at Europa point. The light-house by Europa point. The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim mosque by Europa point. The view of Africa. My group at Europa point.

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    'The Rock' as seen from Europa Point

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Oct 4, 2009

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    This view looking directly north toward Spain gives some idea of the shape of The Rock on its eastern side. The smaller cliff above sea at the right is about 160 feet high, the same level at which the lighthouse was built. The taller cliff behind it is the 430 foot high Windmill Hill which has a flat area out of sight behind it called the Windmill Flats, where more gun batteries are located to protect Gibraltar from the east. The actual 1300 foot peak of Gibraltar is lost in the distant mist. Defenses on the eastern side of the Rock are fewer than most other areas because of the rocky beach and sheer cliffs rising quickly up - not a good spot for an attacker to land!

    Because it was winter, it was nice to spot a few colourful flowers too (2nd photo), located just below a new pipeline of some sort that runs on the surface in this part of Gibraltar. Unfortunately, the bus was about to leave on our return journey, so we had no time for a closer look.

    Gibraltar's eastern cliffs rise sharply It was nice to see a splash of colour in winter
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    Europa Point lighthouse

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Oct 4, 2009

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    I always like to see a lighthouse and the one at Europa Point looked like quite a tidy affair, although it was too far away from our bus to allow us enough time to go for a closer look.

    This British-designed masonry tower was built on the very southern tip of Gibraltar in 1841 and has a flashing white light at a height of 49 m (161 feet) above sea level, as well as two red lights slightly lower - one steady and the other flashing. With its elevated position, the lighthouse signal can be seen at sea from a distance of 37-kilometres (17 miles). The lighthouse is also equipped with a fog horn for good measure. The site is open to visitors but there is no access to the tower itself. It must look quite impressive from the Mediterranean Sea - with it's sharply dropping cliff in front and both the new Mosque and the Rock itself rising behind it!

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    The Lighthouse

    by keeweechic Written May 4, 2009

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    The Europa lighthouse was built between 1838 and 1841 by the then Governor Sir Alexander Woodfood. It remains in service and became fully automated in 1994. The lighthouse stands at a height of 162ft and the light from the lighthouse can be seen some 30 miles away. The lighthouse keepers lodge was built alongside but has because of automation, the building has now become just a normal residence.

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    Europa Point

    by keeweechic Written May 4, 2009

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    Europa Point is at the very southern tip of Gibraltar and the furthermost point on the European continent. It is a popular stop for those wanting to visit the Shrine to Our Lady of Europe, a Roman Catholic church. There is also the Ibrahim-al-ibrahim Mosque and the lighthouse for photo opportunities.

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    Europa Pyramid

    by keeweechic Written May 3, 2009

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    This very colourful Pyramid has a plaque which commemorates the point being the edge of the ancient known world where Hercules is said to have divided Europe from Africa and where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. It reports some 70000 ships pass through this strait annually.

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    A Gift

    by keeweechic Written May 3, 2009

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    The mosque took around 2 years to build and was finally finished and inaugurated in 1997. The building was a gift to the citizens of Gibraltar from King Fahd Al-Saud. On one side there is an underground cistern which dates back to the Moorish times. The cistern receives water via limestone rocks on a fault of the cliff face and this well was supposedly used by nuns as a bathing place.

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    Ibrahim-al-ibrahim Mosque

    by keeweechic Written May 3, 2009

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    The Ibrahim-al-ibrahim Mosque is known also as the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque. You will find the mosque at the most southern tip at Europa Point. Incorporated in the mosque site is a library, school and a lecture hall.

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    Europa Point

    by queensgirl Written Nov 15, 2008

    Europe's most southern point before Africa. The Gilbraltar Lighthouse is the only one regulated by Trinity House outside the UK. I did not go inside I only had time to take a couple of pictures. It stands 49 metres above sea level and it was built in 1841. That is all I know. You will see it on any Rock Tour.

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  • The lighthouse

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The lighthouse is situated at Europa Point at the southern tip of Gibraltar. It is the only Trinity Lighthouse outside the United Kingdom. Built in 1841 with a height of 49 metres, it was manned until recently but is now operated automatically.

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    The Lighthouse (Europa Point)

    by sugarpuff Updated Jul 16, 2007

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    The foundations were laid in 1838, and came into full operation in 1841.

    Situated in the south of the city,you can view the Mediterranean, see Africa across the Straits to your left and Spain to the right. You can also buy some souvenirs, food and drink from the one shop there, which is in fact the last shop in Europe! Seriously!!!!

    UPDATE 11/03/07
    I have been told that the most southerly shop in Europe is no longer standing at Europa Point...they are building a lot of new apartments in that area, so it could have been knocked down for that reason!

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