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Casemates Square

Enjoy the lively entertainment, people-watching opportunities and outdoor restaurants in Gibraltar’s largest public square, which has a long heritage worth investigating.

Casemates Square is the heart of Gibraltar’s social scene. Shade yourself from the hot summer sun and put your feet up and relax at one of the restaurants and cafés which overlook the square. The square is a great spot to people-watch and, come nightfall, to enjoy a few drinks and a leisurely meal.

As well as being a great place to unwind and socialize, Casemates Square also has a long and fascinating history. Enter the square from the top of Main Street and look around you. Above the shops and restaurants are remnants from older eras. The square was once used by the Merinid Emir Adu’l Hassan as a galley house for military activities and the defense of the Rock but, years later after the Spaniards took control once again, it transformed into a residential district called La Barcina. Single-story houses with flat roofs became the norm and people raised livestock and fished in the deep harbor.

When English naval officer George Rooke captured Gibraltar in 1704, he converted Casemates once again. The great galley house walls sheltered the army’s ammunition and withstood the siege of 1727 when most of the houses of La Barcina were destroyed. However, Casemates continued to be a military stronghold through to the 19th century when barracks were built to the north of the square and it became a training and parade ground for troops. Stand in the middle of the square and imagine the soldiers marching passionately through the plaza.

While little remains of the old structures, Casemates Square holds an important place in Gibraltar’s history books. Where it was once a military place and then a residential neighborhood, and where locals once farmed and fished, today it is the center of entertainment. Watch evening concerts, enjoy lively parades and festivals, dine on fresh fish in the restaurants or simply take a seat and watch the world go by.

Casemates Square is located in the middle of Gibraltar’s town center and easily accessed on foot. Restaurants, bars and cafés here stay open late during the summer months. Join the locals as they emerge after the sun has set to enjoy the cooler evening weather.


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Sunborn Gibraltar £173
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Sunborn Gibraltar

Ocean Village, Gibraltar
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casemates Square and Rock of Gibraltar. Victoria Stadium and Gibraltar War Memorial are also within 15 minutes.

    Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar £103
    Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar

    Holiday Inn Express Gibraltar

    21-23 Devils Tower Road, Gibraltar, GI
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Gibraltar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Victoria Stadium and Rock of Gibraltar. Casemates Square and Gibraltar War Memorial are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Cozy City Apt With Summer Pool £274
      Cozy City Apt With Summer Pool

      Cozy City Apt With Summer Pool

      Gibraltar
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Gibraltar, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casemates Square and Rock of Gibraltar. Gibraltar War Memorial and Victoria Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

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        Gibraltar, Gibraltar
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Gibraltar, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casemates Square and Rock of Gibraltar. Victoria Stadium and Gibraltar War Memorial are also within 10 minutes.

          The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel £130
          The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel

          The O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel

          2 Governors Parade, Gibraltar
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Gibraltar, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Rock of Gibraltar. Gibraltar War Memorial and The Convent are also within 5 minutes.

            60ft Motor Yacht in Ocean Village Gibraltar
            60ft Motor Yacht in Ocean Village Gibraltar

            60ft Motor Yacht in Ocean Village Gibraltar

            Ocean Village, Marina Bay, Gibraltar
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Gibraltar, this beach houseboat is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Stadium and Rock of Gibraltar. Casemates Square and Gibraltar War Memorial are also within 15 minutes.

              Newely Renovated Designer Studio in Marina Bay
              Newely Renovated Designer Studio in Marina Bay

              Newely Renovated Designer Studio in Marina Bay

              Marina Bay Square, Gibraltar, gib
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Gibraltar, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Stadium and Rock of Gibraltar. Casemates Square and Gibraltar War Memorial are also within 15 minutes.

                Westone Luxury Self-Catered Apartments £123
                Westone Luxury Self-Catered Apartments

                Westone Luxury Self-Catered Apartments

                Europort Rd, Gibraltar
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Gibraltar, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gibraltar War Memorial and Casemates Square. The Convent and Military Heritage Centre and Great Siege Tunnels are also within 1 mi (2 km).