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    St Theresa’s Parish Church

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    What it strike me first with this church it was how new it looked and the shape of the clock tower that stands next to it.
    St Theresa’s Parish Church it’s a Catholic Church located in Devil’s Tower Road and for many years the Roman Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar Bernard Devlin wanted to change the name of the road as he was uncomfortable for the church to be locate in a road with that name but that it didn’t go ahead.The church was erected in 1816 and elevated to the Diocese of Gibraltar on the 19th of November1910.

    The new church that we see today was built in 1992 with the first foundation stone laid by the Bishop Devlin.

    30B Devil’s Tower Road

    St Theresa?s Parish Church St Theresa?s Parish Church
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    North Front Cemetery.

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    . During my walk down Devil's Tower Road I came across of the North Front Cemetery also known as Garrison cemetery. It was established in 1756 and it’s still Gibraltar’s main cemetery which it’s still in use today.It’s located between the airport and the North face of the Rock.

    The cemetery it was divided into five sections. The sections were for Church of England, Presbyterian, Catholics, Wesleyan and other denominations. When The Jews Gate Cemetery was closed in May 1848 a sixth section was added for Jews. Now only three sections are remaining at the cemetery Christian, Jewish and unconsecrated.

    The North Front Cemetery is the only Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Gibraltar. Over 750 Commonwealth soldiers from the First and Second World War are buried there.

    There are two plots of Commonwealth graves but as my time was limited I didn’t go round to locate them.Also at the cemetery are graves of two Governer's of Gibraltar.
    The cemetery its open every day from 8.00am to 6.00pm
    The cemetery it's in Devil's Tower Road behind a small industrial estate but visible from the main Road

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    Sacred Heart Church

    by Galaxy31 Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    I’m not sure if this church it’s off the beaten path or not as Gibraltar it’s so small it does makes it difficult were to place the tips and information but as it’s further away from the centre I’m placing it off the beaten path.
    The church stands on the bottom of the rock and is of Gothic design build in 1874 with the first foundation stone to be laid on March 24th that year. As you go round the church you could see small porcelain plaques with Jesus crucifixion,
    In the garden of the church is a grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.
    As the church was closed I didn't got to go in.
    Mass Services in Eglish its on Saturday at 7.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am
    Mass Services in Spanish is Monday to Friday 7.00pm in winter and 8.00am in summer.

    Sacred Heart Church Sacred Heart Church Our Lady of Lourdes grotto Sacred Heart Church Porcelain plague
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    The Trafalgar Cemetery.

    by Bennytheball Written Jun 1, 2013

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    This small cemetery seemed a picturesque and peaceful place to rest during my long walkabout, it's well-maintained and contains the remains of the sailors who died from wounds suffered in the naval action, Battle of Trafalgar.

    A ceremony is held here every year on Trafalgar day to commemorate Lord Nelson's victory. The information tablets tell the rest of the story........

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    Trafalgar Cemetary

    by GentleSpirit Written Sep 14, 2012

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    This smallish cemetery was consecrated 7 years before the Battle of Trafalgar (1798). It was used for burials between 1798 and 1814. Though named for the famous battle, only two that died from wounds at Trafalgar are buried here, the majority were buried at sea. Mostly it holds some of the fallen from the Napoleonic Wars, the sea battles of Algeciras (1801) Cadiz (1810) and Malaga (1812)

    Trafalgar Cemetery
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    The cemetery

    by Airpunk Written Jan 2, 2010

    Unless there is some special reason, this is not a site you should urgently visit. However, seen from the rock, you will notice one of Gibraltar’s most notorious problems: Space. A graveyard which is located so close to a runway is probably unique in the world. And many other structures are located very close, as the roundabout in the lower right for example. I wonder, why no more high storey buildings have appeared around the rock…

    Cemetery as seen from the Rock

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    Gate ruin

    by Airpunk Written Dec 27, 2009

    This ruin is close to Southport Gate / Trafalgar Cemetery. I don't remember what it was exactly (should have taken a closer picture of the commermorative plaque too...). If someone can help me out, please mail me....

    Former gate
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  • O'Haras Battery

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    I have included this tip under the 'off the beaten track' because this tourist attraction is not open for the public which is a pity. O'haras Battery is at the very top of the Rock. On this site a tower once existed that was built during the comand of General O'hara 1787 - 1799. He thought that if the Rock was a little higher he could see Spanish ships as they left Cadiz. It was of course a failure and it became known as 'O'haras Folly'. The tower was latter demolished and a gun was placed in the site. In 1935, the battery was reconstructed with a 9.2inch gun with a range of 16.8miles.

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  • The Mediterranean Steps

    by GibJoe Written Apr 8, 2008

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    The Mediterranean steps is a pathway that can be reached just beside the ticket office to the nature reserve up the Rock. These steps start behind the Bird Watchers Hut, just beside Jew's Gate. The pathway takes you around towards the eastern side of the rock, and finishes at O'Haras Battery just above St. Michael's Cave. I would say that you would have to be relatively fit as there are believe me a lot of steps! Not really recommended for travelling with young children. You get some nice views from this pathway. I don’t really know the history behind the Mediterranean Steps, but it used to be a tourist attraction many years back and has just been refurbished and made safe in 2007. You should take about an hour.

    The Southern end of Gibraltar with views of Africa
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    Water Catchers

    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    To secure independentr water supply it was obvious to catch the rather frequent rain - the climate on the rock is quite different from teh surrounding regions of Andalucia, in this the rock is the most British spot in the area irrespectrive of any frontiers. Even the frontiers are more tight than elswhere in the European Union - it is the only land frontier between the "old" EU members on which the Schengen rules do not apply..

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    Go To AFRICA for a day visit Tangier.

    by EdinburghRoc Updated Mar 14, 2006

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    A 15 minute flight takes you to Tangier on the other side of the Straights.

    Yeah it means I have been to AFRICA.

    Hey it counts!

    I went on a tour which took us to the casbah I rode on a camel had mint tea and dinner later with a walk along the beach.

    Something like six to eight hours in Morocco.

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    Morocco

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Why not visit Africa! Then you are in another continent.
    Morocco and its city of Tangier is only about 17 miles away from Gibraltar and on clear days you can see the Atlas Mountains from Gibraltar.
    Trying to find out whether there are day trips from Gibralatar to Tangier is like trying to find gold!
    Anyway as we didnt actually get to go, but one day we certainly would like to when we visit Gibraltar again. I have found that there are limited crossings at the moment to Tangier.
    Leaves Friday from Tangier to Gibraltar at 11.00
    Gibraltar to Tangier at 18.00However it doesnt return until Sunday at 17.00 obviously you would have then to stay in Tangier for 2 nights.
    The company to contact regarding this is
    Turner & Co. (Gibraltar) Ltd., (Port Office) situated at 65-67 Irish Town.
    Telephone No. 350 78305

    However it seems there is also a coach that will take you to Algeciras in Spain where you can catch a ferry to Tangier. I think this is a daily service operated by Blands Travel. Telephone No. 350 79068 or 350 77012

    I have since found out that you can get a high speed ferry from Tarifa in Spain to Tangier, it takes 35 minutes.
    If you can get to Algeciras in Spain, about 20 minutes drive from Gibraltar, there is a free shuttle bus for Tarifa for people buying a ferry ticket.
    To read more please see my Tarifa ferry tip by clicking here

    Africa in the distance
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    Jimena de la Frontera - Andalucia

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    This moorish castle was once owned by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.
    Lovely views from up here.

    To read more, visit my Castellar de la Frontera page by clicking here

    Ruined Moorish Castle
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    Jimena de la Frontera - Andalucia

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Heading back down the road from Castellar de la Frontera, when you meet the main road turn left and you will come to another place worth a visit called Jimena de la Frontera. We didnt actually explore the town itself, but drove up to the ruined castle with stands high on the hill.

    To visit my Castellar de la Frontera page please click here

    Archway entrance to ruined castle
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    Castellar de la Frontera -Andalucia

    by bugalugs Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    North of Algeciras and west of the cost of the Mediterranean is an area called Parque Natural de Las Alcornocales, with some lovely places to visit and explore.
    We visited Castellar de la Frontera probably about an hours drive from Gibraltar.
    Some of this area was flooded to make a reservoir and there are two parts to this village, down below near the valley and up on the hill in what looks like an old castle is a tiny village.

    To read more about Castellar de la Frontera it is on my Jimena de la Frontera page as there is no page for Castellar, please click here for Castellar de la frontera

    Castella de le Frontera
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