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Nun's Well in Gibraltar to open to the public following restoration

The cistern may date back to the 12th century. sur
The cistern may date back to the 12th century. sur
  • The water cistern, which comprises four barrel-vaulted chambers, is thought to date back to the 12th century

The water cistern at Nun's Well in was officially reopened by Gibraltar's Heritage Minister Professor John Cortes this week after complicated restoration works.

It consists of four barrel-vaulted chambers supported by 12 pillars, all interconnected by brick arches, and is thought to date back to the 12th century.

This is the last phase in the beautification and development of the site that for many years was an abandoned wasteground.