Gibraltar Military History Tours
Gibraltar Military History Tours are one of our most popular and on demand tours. See below why.
Gibraltar’s Military Timeline
Military History Tours in Gibraltar are one of the most popular and on demand tours on our current portfolio.
This is clearly of no surprise, due to the significance of Gibraltar as a Military Strategic location. This strategic importance can be dated back to the Greek Empire. Such importance is evident as Gibraltar is described as one of the Pillars of Hercules.
Military presence then become more evident during the Moorish invasion of Europe from 711 AD to the Spanish invasion of the rock on 1462. Luckily some of the Military Structures are still intact to date.
On our tours you will get to see from first hand all the Moorish Installations, including the Tower of Homage and the Northern Defences which date back to the Moors. There are also Spanish Military Fortifications still intact including the Charles V Wall.
The majority of the Military History emerges from British Occupation from 1704 to date.
The obvious remaining Military Installations are from the 18th Century (Great Siege period) and the both World Wars era. It was during this period that Gibraltar’s military importance was greatly tested by enemies. Gibraltar became home of the Royal Navy and successful military operations were conducted by Allied Forces, including Eisenhower’s US Military Operation onto North Africa.
We will share how all our past military installations enabled Gibraltar to become a impenetrable fortress and then develop as a strategic Military Naval Base.
Our Military History Tours are delivered by qualified official guides. Included on the price is Ticket to the Nature Reserve and taxi transportation.