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    The view from the plane

    by Galaxy31 Updated Jun 14, 2015

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    When we had taken off and I'm was comfortable in the plane I asked the air stewardess to let me know which side we would be able to see The Rock of Gibraltar on landing but as she wasn't sure she had to go and ask the pilot. She was back in five minutes and I'm was told that it would be on the other side from where I'm was seating but as the planes it wasn't full she has moved me to the seat. As we came near Gibraltar the pilot made an announcement that we would be approaching Gibraltar and if we looked out of the window we could see The Rock from the air. It was so nice of the pilot to do that and I'm was able to capture The Rock from above.

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    Beautiful coasts of Gibraltar

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Written May 22, 2015

    I was in this beautiful British territory Gibraltar on 3 different occasions. Though most people here speaks Spanish the flag is under Britain, the Maritme Authorities and Coast Guard are British personnels and everything is a mix of Spanish and England when you walk down the town. A small Rocky territory and perhaps half a day of walking is enough for you to travel the entire territory. This is the place where back packers hop in hop out the ferry boat on their adventure back packing holiday to Morocco. The coastal line though rocky is so beautiful to take the breeze. Hotel and food here and pubbing is very expensive. Really if you don't have extra money to spare to enjoy this beautiful coastal territory the gateway to Mediterranean then this is not the place for you to stay long. Prices from food to hotel to anything that will attract a tourist is a bit pricey than you would expect.

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    Gibraltar Airport

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 28, 2015

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    Gibraltar’s airport it’s small but very functional with a viewing terrace overlooking the Rock, which It has been recently been built making the airport more modern and bigger the airport its only 500 metres from Gibraltar’s center and it’s the sixth most extreme airport in the world.
    The airport it was first constructed in the Second World War and it was built over a horse racing track. It was officially opened in 1939 as an emergency airfield for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
    It has around thirty flights a week and all flights are from the UK In the summer 2015 they will have two new flights to and from Morocco. The airport has ten check in desks with only two gates, one reclaim carousel for luggage and Bureau De Change.
    At the waiting area for boarding there's a customer information desk, a very small duty free shop and a cafe with seating area surrounded by photos of the Royal Fleet.
    When you land and if you need to get a taxi even there’s a taxi rank outside in the parking area there’s not taxis waiting or to be seen around but in our case the car park security employee went up to the main road and got us a taxi.Bus Number 9 goes to the airport.
    If we have known how near it was the place we were staying we would have walked instead.

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    The Reservoir

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 13, 2015

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    The small building with the Arabic style door and window opposite the Moorish castle it’s one of the four reservoirs that were excavated on the Rock. All four of them together were able to hold 5,000,000 gallons of water and were designed and constructed for the sanitary commissioners by W. Wallace Copland in 1898-1900.
    There were formally declared open on the 21st of January 1901 and were visited by their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in January 1911 after returning from their Coronation Tour.

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    Inside of Moorish Casltle

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 13, 2015

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    After I made sure the gate it was closed behind me at the entrance of the castle I had made my way down to the lower section which I have discovered that it used the kitchen area, from there it was more steps down but the entrance was closed which I take it must have been the tunnels connecting the castle with Casemates Square. From there I had made my way upwards so I could go to the roof for the scenery but on my way there I discovered that it was another floor which there were a few small rooms and the chapel.
    From there I carried on to the top of the tower and what a view I had. I could see the marina on my left, the airport and the border with Spain was direct in front of me and on my right I had the Mediterranean Sea.
    I had a fantastic weather on the day which it had made it more pleasant.
    Overall it’s not much to see in the castle but the view makes up for everything else.

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    Visitor Centre @Europa Point

    by Galaxy31 Written Apr 12, 2015

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    In the magazine below Harding’s Battery you will find the visitor’s centre with information from the prehistory of Gibraltar from Neanderthals time to the Second World War. Also there’s information on ornithology and the maritime history of Gibraltar.
    The display it was informative enough to get to know Gibraltar’s history through the ages.
    The centre it was officially opened in October 2011.
    It's free to attend and it's open all year round at any time.

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    Europa's Point Lighthouse

    by Galaxy31 Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    Europa Point lighthouse it was .built between 1838 and 1841 by Sir Alexander Woodford.
    The lighthouse has a height of twenty metres and its forty-nine metres above the high water level.
    When it was first build it was operating on one single wick until 1864 when it was replaced with a Chance- Brothers four wick burner. In 1905 a three incandescent mantle burner was installed and in 1994 the lighthouse it was fully automatic.
    The lighthouse it has a range of some thirty-seven kilometres.
    The lighthouse it’s the only one outside UK that Trinity House it’s responsible.

    The Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society broadcasts on the third weekend of August every year.

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    Ocean Village

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Ocean Village it’s the new place to be for nightlife in Gibraltar. There are seven different areas around the marina of Gibraltar with cafes, bars, shops, casino, and a yacht hotel in the middle of it.
    As we had gone off season a lot of the places were closed but we still enjoyed the places that were open.
    It’s a lovely walk to take during the day or night around the marina and the promenade and it’s a lot of places to go and get something to eat. .
    From here you get the boats for diving, dolphin watching and other activities in Gibraltar

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    Commonwealth Park

    by Galaxy31 Written Mar 23, 2015

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    What I did like in Gibraltar it’s that they do try to use every available space that they have got to benefit residents and visitors there by providing a lot of green spaces and places where they could go and relax. Commonwealth Park it’s one of them which it has been opened since June 2014.
    It has got the British character but with a twist and been nine thousand square metres it’s a very big green space in the centre of Gibraltar. It’s the first green zone in Gibraltar.
    It’s planted with magnolia trees, and it has a small pond, playground and seating area and a large area to sit and relax with a picnic.

    The Commonwealth Park it’s on the other side of Line Wall Road and as the road it’s higher than the park you can get down there by the lift so it’s ideal for parents with prams and young children and disable people.

    I have taken all the photos from above.

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    Money Market Bureau De Change.

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 19, 2015

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    The Money Market Bureau De Change it’s located by the bus station/ depot by the gates of Casemates Square.
    The building it does stand out as it’s just at the bottom of the Rock but I couldn’t find any information about it but its impressive enough with the clock tower and the architecture of it.
    I didn’t had to use the Bureau De Change as I’m was using GBP while I’m was there.

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    The Upper Rock Nature Reserve

    by Galaxy31 Written Mar 17, 2015

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    When I went to Gibraltar and wanted to get up to the Nature Reserve we had decided to get the Cable Car, but on the weekend we were there it was closed for a routine maintenance so we had to go tour which I do hate.It's one thing I don't like to go on when I'm travelling.
    I have managed to go to St Michael’s Cave, Ape’s Den, World War II Tunnels, The Great Siege Tunnels and the Moorish Castle.

    The Nature Reserve it’s a protected area with extensive flora and fauna and the scenery from the its breathtaking.. To enter the Upper Rock Nature Reserve you must pay a fee and there are three ways you can enter it. You can enter from The Moorish Castle, Jews Gate or the Cable car.

    The attractions in the Upper Rock are Mediterranean Steps, O’Hara’s Battery which it’s the highest point on the Rock, St Michaels Cave, Ape’s Den, the Great Siege Tunnels, World War II Tunnels, Moorish Castle and the old Jewish Cemetery.

    If you buy a cable car ticket then it’s free to walk around the Nature Reserve but you will need to pay extra to get into any attractions but you can buy the combo ticket which includes all the above except the World War II Tunnels and this is because the Government of Gibraltar don’t operate them but the ticket includes the 100 Ton Gun which it’s outside of the Nature Reserve
    Open every day from 9.30 a.m to 19.15pm in the Summer
    and 9.00am to 16.15pm in the winter

    An entrance ticket to the Nature Reserve it cost
    Adult £10.00 (+13 years plus)
    Child £5.00 (+5 to 12 years old)
    Infants are free
    Walking 0.50p (Excludes your entrance fee to various attractions)
    Cars £2.00 plus (Excludes your entrance fee to various attractions)

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    The Lanes Part 1

    by Galaxy31 Written Mar 17, 2015

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    I did love walking through the small lanes in Gibraltar and reading the names and thinking what it could be the connection, and the connection it was tthey have taken their names from the army or the wars they had there.
    The roads in Gibraltar are very narrow and a lot of them there are not any pavements. Most of the names of the roads are ending in Lane and they don’t have any post codes or Zip numbers. They have Cooperage Lane, Cannon Lane, Engineers Lane, Tuckey’s Lane , Secretary Lane and many more.

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    Tourist Information Office

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 17, 2015

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    We haven’t used the Tourist Information Office until the last day because we have picked up all the maps and information from the London office by Somerset House. We used on the last day when we had taken our passports to be stamped with the Gibraltar Stamp for £2.00.

    The Tourist Information Office it’s located in Casemates Square and the opening hours are:
    Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 17.30pm,
    Saturday from 10.00am to 15.00pm
    Sunday from 10.00am to 13.00pm

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    The First Telephone Exchange

    by Galaxy31 Updated Feb 11, 2015

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    I came upon the First Telephone Exchange purely by accident after I’m was walking
    and exploring the back streets of Gibraltar.

    The first telephone in Gibraltar was introduced in 1886 by a private company called Cable & Wireless. Before that Gibraltar was the landing point of the long range submarine cable that had started from Porthcurno in England and ended in Darwin Australia, going through Malta, Alexandria, Suez, India, Singapore and other countries along the way.

    Now the house that it was the First Telephone Exchange it has become a beauty saloon.

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    COVENT GUARD HOUSE

    by draguza Written Jul 2, 2013

    Pictured is the guardhouse at the top end of the main shopping street.

    Opposite the guardhouse is the Convent. It has been the official residency of the Governors of Gibraltar since 1728. It was once a convent of Franciscan Friars, hence its name. The changing of the guard takes place here by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.


    Pictured below is one of a pair of heavy brass canons that stand near the Guardhouse. Most visitors have their photograph taken here.

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