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The Main Street in Gibraltar is a bustling commercial hub located in the heart of the Gibraltar town. It is the most popular Gibraltar tourist attraction and destination in the region, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The street stretches for about a mile from Casemates Square to Southport Gates and is lined with an array of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

One of the most notable features of the Main Street is its unique architecture, which reflects the rich cultural heritage of Gibraltar. The buildings are mostly constructed in the Spanish style, with whitewashed walls and wrought-iron balconies, but they also bear the marks of British influence, such as the iconic red phone boxes and the colonial-era shop fronts.

As Gibraltar day visitors or cruise-liner passengers stroll along the Main Street, they will encounter a diverse range of shops catering to all tastes and budgets. High-end designer brands like Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger sit alongside traditional British stores like Marks & Spencer and Emporium. There are also a number of cosmetic & perfume shops, as well as shops selling Gold and Silver jewellery, leather goods, and of course the classic souvenir shops.

Foodies will find plenty of choices to satisfy their taste buds along the Gibraltar Main Street, with a wide variety of restaurants serving up everything from traditional Spanish tapas, Indian and Indonesian Cuisine, local Moroccan style dishes to contemporary fusion and Mediterranean cuisine. Local specialties such as Gibraltar-style Calentita, a savoury chickpea flour pancake, and rump steak with blue cheese sauce, as well as traditional british fish & chips are not to be missed. The street is also home to several cafeterias and bakeries, which serve up delicious pastries and cakes.

In addition to shopping and dining, the Gibraltar Main Street site offers a range of entertainment options. Visitors can watch a movie at the modern cinema complex, or play some arcade games, bowling and even climbing at the historic King’s Bastion leisure centre. Gibraltar’s Town Centre, mainly Casemates and Ocean Village, just off Gibraltar’s Main Street, is also a popular attraction and destination for nightlife, with numerous bars and clubs offering music, live sports streaming on large TV panels, as well as drinks, Casino, dance and karaoke until the early hours of the morning.

Finally, the Main Street is also an important cultural and historical site in Gibraltar. The street is home to several landmarks, such as the imposing Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, which dates back to the 15th century, as well as the Gibraltar Museum and the Military Trafalgar Cemetery, which is home to peaceful and green gardens, showcasing the rich history of the city of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar’s Alameda Botanical Gardens, open to the public since 1816, is also a place not to be missed as it’s natural beauty full of trees and plants, ponds and water streams, make it a magical place to see and be close to nature in an easy and comfortable walk embracing Gibrraltar’s historical Alameda Gardens, just a few minutes off Gibraltar’s Main Street.

Gibraltar Tours can accompany you if you wish to book private or semi-private tours or if you simply wish to walk up and down the main street relaxing, shopping – making the most of the duty free benefits – and taking in the Best of Gibraltar’s heritage and culture in your own free time. Until Gibraltar Tours pick you up to take you back to your Cruise or other accommodation.

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