World War II Tunnels of Gibraltar
World War II Tunnels of Gibraltar show how the Rock became a focal point in world history when the British went into full force, protecting it from the invading Germans and Italians. The series of tunnels is an intricate layout of passages that was used to hold a hidden fortress during the war.
Opened to the public as a tourist attraction in 2005, the tunnels bring into full view the different tactics employed by the British military forces. The huge bunker facilities had to be large enough to hold a power station, a hospital, main headquarters and sleeping quarters for the soldiers. It was in these bowels of the earth that war personalities such as Churchill and De Gaulle laid out their plans against Hitler’s forces that were encroaching on the Rock of Gibraltar.
The World War II tunnels belong to a group of tourist sites that pay homage to the military heritage of Gibraltar. The Rock’s strategic location has attracted many foreign conquests since the ancient times. With major bodies of water such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Straits of Gibraltar surrounding it, the Rock brought an exceptional vantage point in keeping watch over the continent.
The entrance to the Nature Reserve, which is required for access outside the tunnels, does not includes the visite to the World War II Tunnels.
Ticket Price World War II Tunnels:
General admission: £ 3