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Moorish Castle, Gibraltar

Moorish Castle, Gibraltar: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gibraltar: 1 day GibraltarPass

1. Gibraltar: 1 day GibraltarPass

The GibraltarPass is your key to access Gibraltar’s top attractions with impressive savings and exclusive special offers. Discover the iconic Rock. Enjoy the breath-taking vistas. Encounter the famous monkeys and travel through over 1000 years of military history. All included with the Gibraltar One Day Pass! The GibraltarPass combines all of Gibraltar’s top attractions under one ticket, including the cable-car, minibus Rock tour, the Skywalk, St Michael’s Cave, Apes Den, Great Siege Tunnels and much more. It also includes free public bus transportation from the border to the city centre and to the cable-car, along with a variety of freebies, perks and discounts in over 100 shops, restaurants and activity providers across Gibraltar. Once purchased, this digital pass is sent to your mobile device to be scanned at all participating attractions, to gain entrance at no further cost. Also included are an electronic guide book to Gibraltar, map and suggested itineraries for you to make the most out of your visit. The GibraltarPass provides a hassle-free, value-for-money and superior experience of Gibraltar!

Gibraltar Nature Reserve Official Pass to All Attractions

2. Gibraltar Nature Reserve Official Pass to All Attractions

Tickets direct from the Gibraltar Nature Reserve - Save money on your trip! Our ticket includes access to all sites and attractions at the Gibraltar Nature Reserve including also access to the 100 Ton Gun which is available outside of the reserve. Full list of sites and attractions included with your ticket: Attractions: + Pillars of Hercules + Jews' Gate Cemetery + Mediterranean Steps + St Michael's Cave + O'Hara's Battery + Skywalk + Charles V Wall + Windsor Suspension Bridge + Apes Den + Tovey Cottage Natural History Field Centre + Great Siege Tunnels + Princess Caroline's Battery & Military Heritage Centre + The Lime Kiln + City Under Siege Exhibition + WWII Tunnels + Moorish Caste + Nelson's Anchorage - 100 Ton Gun

Gibraltar: Private Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets

3. Gibraltar: Private Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets

One of the attractions of this tour is The Pillars of Hercules. There at the Pillars you will enjoy the views of North Africa Morocco. You will see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, this being the only entrance to the Mediterranean. The next site is St Michael’s Cave. Which sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with just a few steps and easy access. This amazing, natural phenomenon created by rainwater slowly seeping through the limestone rock, turning into a weak carbonic acid which gradually dissolved the rock millions of years ago. Next we will go to the top of the Rock, and there we will do 2 things: The glass viewing platform called The Skywalk, and visit the monkeys.The Skywalk is a former military lookout transformed into a state of the art glass platform and walkway giving spectacular views across the Mediterranean. An unbroken 360º panoramic viewpoint. Enter the 360º environment and get a feel for the freedom and exhilaration you will experience at The Skywalk. From the Skywalk, several minutes walk and we will spend some time with our famous Monkeys at Upper Apes Den (The same height level as the cable) The Barbary Macaque Apes are the only ones to be found within the continent of Europe. They reside at the upper rock nature reserve of Gibraltar. At present there are over 200 apes in 6 packs that roam through the upper rock. Legend has it that in 1942 the population of apes fell to just 7 and the Prime Minister of Great Britain (Sir Winston Churchill) ordered that the population of the apes be immediately replenished because as long as there are Barbary Macaques Apes on the Rock of Gibraltar it will remain under British rule. From the top of the rock we will drive to the north side of the Rock to visit the Great Siege Tunnels, something not to be missed. This site explains a lot of the history of Gibraltar under siege. The tunnels were carved out of the rock by hand during the Great Siege which took place between 1779-1783. This was done in order to defend Gibraltar against the Spanish and French forces who were trying to recapture Gibraltar from the British. On the drive down from the Upper rock Nature Reserve we will see the outside of the Moorish Castle, you will be able to see the history and battle scars due to cannon ball shots against the castle between the wars of the Moors and the Spanish. The Moorish Castle is a medieval fortification in Gibraltar which is made up of a number of buildings. The Moorish Castle stands proudly on the Eastern elevation of the Rock, a proud symbol of the long and colourful history of the Rock of Gibraltar originally built in the 1160CE. It was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. This 'Tower of Homage' was rebuilt in the 14th century by Abu-l-Hasan. You'll be able to look closely to see the cannon dents in the castle walls. As we exit the nature reserve park we will drive through the old town of Gibraltar.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar

4. From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar

You will start the day early with a comfortable transfer from Malaga to Gibraltar, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Strait of Gibraltar and Africa. Then, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and its surroundings, enjoying the main tourist attractions in the area. The guided tour will take you to Europa Point to see the Strait of Gibraltar and Africa, before heading to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve to visit the famous monkeys, explore St. Michael's Cave and enjoy spectacular views. They can decide if they prefer to continue the tour in the guided minibus or if they prefer they can get off it and explore the famous Great Siege Tunnels, Moorish Castle and City under Siege Exhibition. You will also have time to shop in the duty-free shops and taste the local gastronomy in the nearby restaurants and bars. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the beauty of the Rock of Gibraltar on a day trip from Malaga with us. Book your excursion now and live an unforgettable experience!

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

5. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

Explore the history of Gibraltar on a sightseeing tour by a small air-conditioned minibus. Travel back in time at Gibraltar's most famous sights. Continue to Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gibraltar, with its Trinity House Lighthouse and impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the northern coast of Africa. Your next stop is the spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which was converted into a military hospital during World War II. It has a wealth of history that dates back tens of thousands of years, and today it is used as a concert hall, with one of the best natural auditoriums with great acoustics. Continue to Apes Den to meet the famous Barbary Apes, the only apes still roaming wild in Europe, in their natural habitat. Continue with a visit to the Great Siege Tunnels. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal if you wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.

From Seville: Guided Day Trip to Gibraltar

6. From Seville: Guided Day Trip to Gibraltar

Escape the hustle and bustle of Seville and spend the day at the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Discover a great mix of cultures and languages, and soak up the incredible views of the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa. Ride the cable car to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for panoramic views of the point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean from a height of 400 meters above sea level. Visit the medieval Moorish Castle, built during the 13th to 15th-century Marinid dynasty. Look for the resident barbary apes to encounter the only wild monkeys on the continent of Europe. Visit the historic Great Siege Tunnels from World War II, shop for bargains on Main Street and more.

Gibraltar: Guided Tour, Skywalk, Moorish Castle, and More

7. Gibraltar: Guided Tour, Skywalk, Moorish Castle, and More

100 Ton Gun First of all we will visit the 100 Ton Gun.The late 1800's saw four of these giants built by the naval authorities of Britain, with a view toward securing their holdings, two were built for Gibraltar, while another two were built for Malta. Europa Point Once we have finished the 100 Ton Gun we will drive to Europa Point. This site is located at the southernmost point at the end of the Rock of Gibraltar on this location you will see breathtaking views across the Strait of Gibraltar into North Africa Morocco along with the bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish towns along its shores. Nature Reserve & St Michael's Cave After visiting the Southern point of Gibraltar we will drive up towards the upper rock Nature Reserve Park. Our first stop in the park will be St Michael's Cave. Which sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with just a few steps and easy access. This amazing, natural phenomenon created by rainwater slowly seeping through the limestone rock, turning into a weak carbonic acid which gradually dissolved the rock millions of years ago. Gibraltar Monkeys & Top of The Rock Next we will go to the top of the Rock, and there we will do 2 things: The glass viewing platform called The Skywalk, and visit the monkeys. The Skywalk is a former military lookout transformed into a state of the art glass platform and walkway giving spectacular views across the Mediterranean. An unbroken 360º panoramic viewpoint. Enter the 360º environment and get a feel for the freedom and exhilaration you will experience at The Skywalk. From the Skywalk, several minutes walk and we will spend some time with our famous Monkeys at Upper Apes Den (The same height level as the cable) The Barbary Macaque Apes are the only ones to be found within the continent of Europe. They reside at the upper rock nature reserve of Gibraltar. The Great Siege Tunnels From the top of the rock we will drive to the north side of the Rock to visit the Great Siege Tunnels, something not to be missed. This site explains a lot of the history of Gibraltar under siege. The tunnels were carved out of the rock by hand during the Great Siege which took place between 1779-1783. This was done in order to defend Gibraltar against the Spanish and French forces who were trying to recapture Gibraltar from the British. Gibraltar's Moorish Castle As we drive down the upper rock nature reserve we will visit The Moorish Castle - A medieval fortification in Gibraltar which is made up of a number of buildings, the Moorish Castle stands proudly on the Eastern elevation of the Rock, a proud symbol of the long and colourful history of the Rock of Gibraltar originally built in the 1160CE then it was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. As we exit the nature reserve park we will drive through the old town of Gibraltar.

From Marbella: Guided Private Trip to Gibraltar and Estepona

8. From Marbella: Guided Private Trip to Gibraltar and Estepona

Explore Gibraltar & Estepona on this private, 8-hour family-friendly tour. Visit the main tourist spots in Gibraltar: the Nature Reserve, St. Michael's cave, Pillars of Hercules, the Great Siege Tunnels, the Moorish castle and the monkeys in Gibraltar. After your Rock tour in Gibraltar meet your driver to drive towards Estepona. Free time will be provided for lunch. Then meet your tour guide to stroll along the cozy streets of Estepona while discovering its history, monuments, street statues, graffiti paintings and poems.

Gibraltar: World War II and Fortress Highlights Tour

9. Gibraltar: World War II and Fortress Highlights Tour

For lovers of military history, this tour of Gibraltar is essential. Traveling by air-conditioned mini-bus, drive past the Second World War Evacuation Monument and the white Portland limestone British Defence Wall, built during the 18th and 19th Century. Continue to King’s Bastion, where General Elliott defended Gibraltar during the last Great Siege. Travel up the rock and get superb views across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa from Gibraltar Fortress. Then, spend some time spectating with the famous Barbary Apes in their natural habitat, and see the only apes still roaming wild in Europe. Walk through the World War II Tunnels, where photographs documenting the troops' work are on display. And visit the imposing Moorish Castle, built by the Moors in 1160 AD after their conquest of Gibraltar in 711 AD. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal for those who wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.

From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

10. From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

Embark on a trip to discover Gibraltar through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide. From the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar to series of tunnels and caves, see it all on this full-day excursion. Head out of Cadiz in the comfort of a private van and make your way to Gibraltar. Gibraltar has been a British colony since 1703 and is now one of the last bastions of the British Empire. With a local Gibraltar guide, visit the Great Siege Tunnels. This series of tunnels is located inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, and were dug out by the British in the 18th century.  See North Africa from the top of Gibraltar Rock, considered one of the Pillars of Hercules. Stop to snap some incredible pictures. Then, visit St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, and Apes Den. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its shops.

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What people are saying about Moorish Castle, Gibraltar

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Rafa our driver/guide was friendly and informative. Our interaction with Rafa made the trip very pleasant. He made sure we knew where to go in Gibraltar before he handed us over to the local tour guide. He stayed with us until we boarded the tour bus. He was there to meet us at the border and took us back directly to our hotel. Greatly appreciated the attention!

A great pass to have of you are to spend a day in Gibraltar, everything you want to see, all included, from basic city transport to sightseeing tours… no bothers…

David was a lovely guide and made the drive and experience phenomenal. Glad we were able to join him for this tour. Thank you!!

Carl is very very good. Very knowledgable,pleasant personality and very helpful

our guide Dale was excellent, we had the best time!