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A contemporary of the more famous Alhambra, The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) proudly bears the scars of many sieges it has withstood over the centuries. The original fortifications were built around 1160, but the castle's most prominent feature, its main tower, as well as its walls, gatehouse, and bastions date back to the 14th century, or the second Moorish period. You can easily observe the structure of the castle and absorb the medieval atmosphere from the outside. Entering the tower doesn't add much in the way of illuminating information: no exhibits, just some historical facts you can find out otherwise if you don't feel like paying the entrance fee. A visit to The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gibraltar online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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Really enjoyed exploring the Moorish Castle Complex - yes its small but it is an important part of Gibraltar's history and is an interesting place to visit. The roof provides some great views but... more »
We visited this after the WW2 tunnels, which are only yards away. It was at the end of a very tiring walk from the top, and so maybe we weren't as receptive as others (?). The ticket is included in.... more »
I cannot say that I disked the attraction I did NOT make it up the massively steep hill. If I had known about the CLIMB I would NOT have attempted to try. However if in the next couple of days and the weather is better I will get a taxi to do the round robin of Gibraltar.
Loved this experience, great fun climbing the great walls of Sintra. Just be careful to wear sensible shoes and climb the steps up and take the path back down. It's quite steep at the top so be careful! Worth the climb for the great views! Beautiful surrounding gardens too.
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