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Conservation works by Ministry of Heritage

  • Gibraltar monuments to be restored to former grandeur

Two of Gibraltar's most emblematic monuments , the Southport Gates and the Almond Tower, are undergoing conservation works at present, and the balustrade around the front garden of the Garrison Library is also being restored, to return the main entrance to its former grandeur.

The Southport Gates and old city walls need constant attention because of their age, as some parts were originally built during the Moorish era, and damage can be caused by invasive plants and shrubs.

The Almond Tower, whose name comes from the Spanish 'Torre Almendrada', is part of the castle and also dates back to mediaeval times. It is in urgent need of deep re-pointing and there are holes and cracks in the masonry.