Harbour District, Gibraltar

8 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Harbour District
    by tim07
  • Harbour District
    by tim07
  • Harbour District
    by tim07
  • Airpunk's Profile Photo

    Gibraltar Harbour

    by Airpunk Written Jan 2, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Harbour
    2 more images

    Although Gibraltar’s economy is based on finances, services and tourism, the harbour still plays an important role. As Gibraltar is located on one of the world’s most important ship routes, harbour and dockyards are frequently in use. For those who like to watch ships, just take a stroll along the harbour. Of course, not all areas are accesible to the public, but around Queensway or the General Hospital, there are some spots for great views. For those who like ships, but don’t care about visiting the harbour, it is possible to see ships in and outside of the harbour from almost every higher located point in Gibraltar.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo

    Docks & Dry Docks - Remnants Of British Naval Pow

    by Mikebb Written Aug 19, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Three Drydocks
    2 more images

    We all know of the importance of Gibraltar as a naval port controlling entry to Mediterrean Ocean waters over the centuries. Since the second World War the importance of Gibraltar has diminished and one wonders why the British resist approaches from Spain for the return of Gibraltar to Spanish rule.

    The old drydocks and other port facilities remain to act as a reminder to all visitors to the huge naval presence that dominate life over the centuries.

    Related to:
    • Seniors
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo

    Algeciras Bay

    by keeweechic Written May 7, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    Algeciras Bay or Bay of Gibraltar is at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and flows into the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar. Over the last 3,000 years, the bay which is around 10kms long has used by merchant ships trading in this area. The width between the shores of Gibraltar and Spain is around 8kms.

    Related to:
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • sugarpuff's Profile Photo

    Check out Ocean Village

    by sugarpuff Updated Mar 6, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ocean Village is a new complex which incorporates top class apartments, restaurants, bars, a casino and shops. I have not been back to Gib since it was completed at the beginning of 2009, but I will be going there in a few weeks time, so I will definitely let you all know what this place has to offer!

    In the meantime however, have a look at this website for an idea of the area.

    http://www.oceanvillage.gi/index.html

    Was this review helpful?

  • queensgirl's Profile Photo

    The Marinas

    by queensgirl Written Nov 16, 2008

    There are 3 marinas Marina Bay, Sheppard's Marina and Queensway Quay. You have alot of water sports here like sailing, yachting and diving. You will also find fine sea front restaurants.
    This is a must if you love water sports.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Water Sports

    Was this review helpful?

  • tim07's Profile Photo

    Ocean Village

    by tim07 Updated Nov 13, 2011
    3 more images

    This leisure development was built in 2009 and is a short walk from Casemates Square. It's full of bars, restaurants and shops, which to me seemed quite pricey.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo

    Another picture from high up,...

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Another picture from high up, showing part of the harbour. The harbour itself is about 178 hectares - thats 440 good old English acres!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Alphons's Profile Photo

    Here am I on the top of the...

    by Alphons Written Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Here am I on the top of the Rock, And you can see down under our ship on the shore.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Gibraltar

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

62 travelers online now

Comments

View all Gibraltar hotels