2017 Europa stamps - Castles - Gibraltar stamps
- © Gibraltar Archives
- Lowe-Martin Group, Canada
- Offset Lithography
- 43.2 x 28.8 mm
The Moorish Castle is the name given to a medieval fortification in Gibraltar comprising various buildings, gates, and fortified walls, with the dominant features being the Tower of Homage and the Gate House. Part of the castle itself also housed the prison of Gibraltar until it was relocated in 2010. Its is one of Gibraltar’s most popular tourist attractions.
The Tower of Homage is clearly visible to all visitors to Gibraltar, not only because of its striking construction but also because of its dominant and strategic position. Though sometimes compared to nearby alcazars in Spain, the Moorish Castle in Gibraltar was constructed by the Marinid dynasty, making it unique in the Iberian Peninsula.