Top 10 Places in Gibraltar - 2017



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In 1st place is the Rock Of Gibraltar. The rock of Gibraltar was once known by its original name Jabal Tariq from which its English name is derived. It is the property of crown of United Kingdom and borders of Spain. After the war of Spanish in 1713, the sovereignty of Gibraltar was transferred from Spain to the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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In 2nd place is the Moorish Castle. The castle name is given from the medieval fortification of rocks of Gibraltar. Moorish castle is structured of various buildings, gates and fortified walls, which are its most dominating feature. This castle was made by the Marinid Dynasty, which makes it unique in the Liberian Peninsula. The castle has been a tourist place for many years and even now is considered to be a popular tourist destination.
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In 3rd place is the John Mackintosh Square. In the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, one of the main squares is John Mackintosh Square. The Mackintosh Square is in the center of the city from 14th century, and was derived from the name of John Mackintosh, a philanthropist. The square also contains few important buildings like the City Hall and the Parliament Building.
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In 4th place is the Westside . The urban area of the British overseas territory of Gibralter is Westside. It lies between the eastern shores of the Bay of Gibraltar and the western slopes of Rock of Gibraltar. It also contains the 98% of the city population.
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In 5th place is the Bay Of Gibraltar. The bay of Gibraltar is called by many names like Gibraltar Bay, Bay of Algeciras, and Algeciras bay. It is in the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It is covers area which is 10 km long and by 8 km wide. The depth is 400m in the middle of the Bay. The Spanish territory is covering a large part of shoreline.
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In 6th place is the Strait Of Gibraltar. It is narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. It separates Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa. It is also known as STROG (Strait of Gibraltar) in naval use. In the Ancient times it was known as the Pillars of Hercules. The straitís depth ranges between 300 and 900 meters.
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In 7th place is the Cathedral Of St. Mary The Crowned. Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Gibraltar. It is a primary place of Catholic worship. The original building was built during the Spanish Period. Later a parish church was erected in the same location, but during the rule of Catholic Monarchs, the old building was demolished to create a church in Gothic Style.
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In 8th place is the Shrine Of Our Lady Of Europe. A Roman Catholic Shrine at Europa Point, Gibraltar the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe is a church where Our Lady of Europe, the Catholic patroness of Gibraltar is honored. It is maintained by European Marian Network, which links 20 Marian sanctuaries in Europe. A small mosque was established at Europa Point in the 14th Century and later the mosque was turned into a Christian shrine.
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In 9th place is the Europa Point. Also known as the Great Europa Point, the Europa Point is the southernmost tip of Gibraltar. The views of North Africa can be observed across the Strait of Gibraltar from this point. There are three important landmarks at this point namely Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Europe and a lighthouse.
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In 10th place is the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque. Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque is also known as King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque. It was a gift from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and was inaugurated on 8th August, 1997. It is also known as Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
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