The Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar
A pivotal factor in the British victory against the French and Spanish attempt to overtake Gibraltar, The Great Siege Tunnels house a small exhibit dedicated to this event. The tunnels were dug by hand--with a sledgehammer, a crowbar, and some gunpowder--out of the limestone rock between 1779 and 1783. The holes for the cannon guns were originally opened with another purpose (as air-vents), but their potential was immediately recognized and tunnels soon became gun emplacements. See some of the original Victorian arms as well as dioramas depicting miners at work and soldiers under the siege. Put The Great Siege Tunnels on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gibraltar online trip itinerary maker .
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The tunnel walk can be done in your taxi tour. The experience excellent. The descriptions are also excellent. more »
Die Great Siege Tunnels sind viel größer als wir vorher gedacht hatten. Man läuft bis zur anderen Seite des Felsens und kann rausschauen. Zwischendrin sind immer wieder Öffnungen in der Wand mit einer... more »The Great Siege tunnels are much bigger than we had previously thought. You walk up to the other side of the rock and you can look out. In the meantime, there are always openings in the wall with a spectacular view. At each opening there is a cannon from different construction phases of the tunnel with very realistic replicas of soldiers and commanders. One can well imagine what it must have been like for the soldiers at this time.
Worth a visit, get it as part of the rock pass.
Very interesting hour or so exploring the tunnel.
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