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    Soldier of Defence

    by keeweechic Updated May 1, 2009

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    In Casements Square is the statue of a Soldier of the Gibraltar Defence Force and represents their role during World War II. The monument was unveiled in 1995 to honour all Gibraltarians who served in the Gibraltar Regiment, the Gibraltar Defence Force as well as the Gibraltarian volunteer corps

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    Tower of Homage

    by keeweechic Written May 1, 2009

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    On the hillside above the town area of Gibraltar stands the Moorish Castle known as the Tower of Homage. The ruins construction dates back to the 1333AD. Part of the old castle (the Tower of Homage) has been restored and that is the part which is open.

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    A Marriage made in the Mediterranean…

    by sugarpuff Updated Nov 27, 2008

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    I just came across this website, www.mygibraltar.co.uk, and although not connected to them, although I wish I were as they have good ideas(!), I thought I would tell you about some of their services...and weddings in Gib, is just one of them!

    Looking for a new and exciting destination in which to get married but need not be expensive? Want a beach, sunshine and an English speaking location but don’t want to travel miles away? Want your closest friends and family to attend your Big Day without burdening them with the huge cost (and embarrassment) of travelling transatlantic? Well with MyGibraltar you can now do exactly that.

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono got hitched here. Sean Connery loved it so much he got married, twice, here whilst Roger Moore chose Gibraltar as his honeymoon destination!

    More and more couples wanting to get married in the sun are choosing Gibraltar, as here you can be married within 24 hours of arrival without the residency requirements of other countries. Apart from the traditional Registry or Church wedding, we can arrange a variety of romantic alternative venues including a tranquil Italian garden with fountains and a magical backdrop of waterfalls and tropical flowers or how about a rose bedecked terrace overlooking the blue azures of the Mediterranean sea?

    Our Gibraltar wedding packages can include as much or as little as you wish. Here is a list of services provided :
    Booking flights from the UK to Gibraltar;
    Accommodation in Gibraltar & Spain;
    Airport transfers from Gibraltar & Malaga airports;
    Arrangement of all legalities, paperwork & pre-wedding appointments pertaining to your marriage application including fees;
    Booking the Registrar / Reverend / Rabbi for the wedding;
    Booking the wedding & reception venues;
    Bridal flowers;
    Wedding Cars;
    Wedding cake & wedding favours;
    Catering for the wedding breakfast and reception;
    Bridal make up & hairdressing;
    Entertainment including DJ, Jazz band, string quartet, classical or flamenco guitarist, violinist, pop band;
    Wedding photography including still & video;
    Wedding guest packages;
    Excursions in Gibraltar

    Al-fresco wedding ceremonies are unforgettable and this is possible in Gibraltar from May through to October.

    CURRENT LICENSED WEDDING VENUES INCLUDE :

    • The Gibraltar Registry Office;
    • Church;
    • The Alameda Gardens;
    • The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel;
    • The Caleta Hotel;
    • The Rock Hotel.

    I suggest you go to their webpage for more details!

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    Alemeda Botanical Gardens

    by kaloz Written Nov 18, 2008

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    This botanical garden is very close to the cable car up to the rock. It is at the far end of the parking lot. The gardens have been restored and feature the flora of the area and hinterlands. If the line for the cable car is too long, take in the gardens before, or if the line is shorter, you can visit afterwards.

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    Post your cards

    by kaloz Written Nov 18, 2008

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    Post offices are notorious for accepting only cash payments. in Gibraltar convery your money to pounds sterling before visiting the Royal Post. Many shops in Gibraltar will also accept Euros or credit cards.

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    Write to Family and Friends

    by kaloz Written Nov 18, 2008

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    Kaloz sends many postcards all it the language of the place he is visiting. This caused me some concern as Gibraltar is British and English would make my cards ordinary, but Gibraltar is very bilingual as it sits very close to Spain, and I found a local paper in Spanish to find fodder for my cards.

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    Trafalgar Cemetery

    by queensgirl Written Nov 16, 2008

    Located just south of the City Walls. The only people buried in this cemetery are those who died in the battle of 1805. A ceremony is held every day on Trafalgar day to commermorate Lord Nelson's victory.

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    The Bobbies

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    In the 18th century public order was kept by the military, but if dissatisfied with the army life a lot of them tended to desert. The solution was to recruit local Genoese people to replace them. As the Genoese had family based in Gibraltar and where more unlikely to desert. They became known as the Genoese Guard. The Royal Gibraltar Police was established in 1830, a year later after the Metropolitan Police. It is the second oldest Police Force in the Commonwealth.

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    King Charles V Wall

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    King Charles V Wall was built in 1552 after an attack by Turkish pirate Barbossa in 1840. This wall has steps so it is possible to wall up the wall to the top of the Rock. Beside the wall the area has been cleared to form a fire-breaker.

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  • Ragged Staff Gates

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The Gates were created in 1736, where a jetty was used by ships to obtain supplies from the shore. The name Ragged Staff is becuase at the end of this jetty there was a ragged mast, and the naval term for mast is staff. The gates for foot passage were opened in 1843 and in 1921.

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  • American War Memorial

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The American War Memorial is situated in Line Wall Road the road which is parallel to Main Street. The memorial was erected by the American War Commission in 1952 to commemorate the cooperation of American and British Forces at Gibraltar during the First World War.

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  • The Runway

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The first thing you will come across when you visit Gibraltar is that you have to cross an active runway. (What I mean by active is that it is in use). By way of barriers the vehicular traffic is stopped. Spikes are laid on the road to avoid any terrorist act, and armed police are also present. Once the aircraft lands and taxis to the apron the barriers are raised and vehicular traffic and pedestrian can continue. I believe that this is the only runway in the world where vehicles and pedestrians actually cross the runway.

    The runway was constructed in 1941 where a former race course and gardens once existed. The reason the runway was constructed was to have a base for aircraft for the Second World War. The length of the runway is 1790 metres.

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  • Parsons Lodge

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    This battery was built between 1867-1875 to protect any sea approach. It contained three 18.3 tonnes guns. Under the Battery there are ammunition stores and living quarters. During World War 2 the Battery was adapted with new guns.

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  • Nuns Well

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    Nuns Well is located at Europa Point the most southern part of Gibraltar, just in front of the mosque. It has an underground water reservoir. Its history is uncertain and it is thought that the well to have been a Moorish Bath or Cistern. In 1753 the well was cleaned and used to provide water for the soldiers. In 1802, the duke of Kent set up a brewery next to Nuns Well using the water from the well for the brewery.

    Unfortunately Nuns Well has not been maintained and has got to a nearly derelict state with rubbish everywhere, but I thought I would make a tip so that if you do pass by Europa Point you do know what this building is.

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  • Monument to the Pilars of Hercules

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    This is a monument at Jews Gate the entrance to the upper rock area, to the Pillars of Hercules. In Greek mythology Gibraltar and Monte Hacho in Ceuta in Africa form the Pillars of Hercules. The Jebel Musa, west of Ceuta, in Morocco, is sometimes considered as one of the Pillars. Before Colombus discovered the Americas, the pillars of Hercules where considered to be the end of the world.

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