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The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House)

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Nice to see but it's better from the outside.

Once you get in there is only a staircase and a couple of old rooms, the view from the top is exactly the same as from everywhere else. nothing special about the castle and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kristiansand, Norway
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not necessary to visit. Admire the castle from e.g. the city. Visiting the castle is only recommended if you are in the area. Would not be worth the cab money. If you are walking down the Rock and have the nature reserve ticket, it is free to go inside, but if you plan walking up again it is not really... More 

Thank Arne O
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you get in there is only a staircase and a couple of old rooms, the view from the top is exactly the same as from everywhere else. nothing special about the castle and it looks better from the outside. According to the security officer the foundations of the castle lead to the Prison that was only put out of... More 

Thank VixonJoyce
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more of a tower than what we consider a castle but it is showing its scars. It is, in fact, a tower within a tower. You will need to be fit to view this tower properly as there is a lot of steps to climb. One the way up you will be able rooms where you can still... More 

Thank John T
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle fortress built about 1000 yrs ago is pretty impressive. The very top has been renovated and provides great views.

Thank Jeff187046
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 15 minutes here. It was a stop on our taxi tour of the rock. It's a really old castle! An interesting fact was that the lower level was used as Gibraltar's prison until recently. I'm assuming you can get a paid tour, but we just walked around the grounds and into the gate at the top. You... More 

Thank gingerp281
Exeter, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take a wander up to the Moorish Castle Complex Lots of difficult and steep, narrow steps and not spectacular views We still enjoyed visiting somewhere with a great history

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Stuttgart, Germany
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47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it pretty much all. There is not much to see, the accessible part of the castle is the tower, which one can climb on rather narrow stairs. The view from the top is not great, as the castle is not very high above the town. For nicer views (without going up to the top of the Rock)... More 

Thank Aggie0815
Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an expensive event (8 euros) and not worth it. You are better off reading about it. There are steep steps to climb and you could easily be pushed off! There are no rooms to visit - you will not be visiting a castle, just climbing steps! The ticket collector they had on April 24th,2017 was extremely rude to... More 

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Mijas, Spain
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101 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The castle is a medieval fortification comprising various buildings, gates and fortified walls, with the dominant features being the Tower of Homage and the Gate House/Citadel (the one with the domed roof). The Tower of Homage is clearly visible to all visitors to Gibraltar, not only because of its construction but also because of its dominant and strategic position, having... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was a stop off point after being exhausted from walking down from the top,I always try to imagine what it must have been like all those years ago,When you leave if you are walking follow the road to the church it's much easier than what felt like a couple of thousand steps.

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