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Opposite a pair of cannon and has a picture of the queen on a trestle behind the gates. Worth... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
Not open to the public

At the end of pedestrainised Main Street you’ll come across The Convent building on your right hand... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have passed the Convent a few times now, its a lovely building situated on Gibraltars lovely main street. I personally love the architectural design of the building and i think its awesome. I have taken a few good pictures of the Convent. Its a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bobby T
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Opposite a pair of cannon and has a picture of the queen on a trestle behind the gates. Worth stopping for 5 minutes for look and a picture as you pass.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank drichard
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I visited the garden and it is the most run down garden I have ever seen, weeds, broken terracotta and totally unkempt....all that was missing, was a dumped broken fridge in the middle of the lawn, to complete the look. Clearly nobody cares about this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tangobilly123
Reviewed 15 February 2018

At the end of pedestrainised Main Street you’ll come across The Convent building on your right hand side. Built in 1531 it was a Convent of Franciscan Friars until 1728 since when it’s been the official residence of Gibraltar’s Governors. Unfortunately the building is not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The ex convent which is now the home and official residence ofthe governor of Gibraltar. Sadly only open to the public on one or two days a year.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bill T
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

As a bit of a history geek particularly concerning the history of the British Empire and it's colonies (British Overseas Territories). I felt I had to view The Convent just due to its historical Significance in the region. Thoroughly recomend popping along if your on...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jdgl93
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I'm not entirely sure if what I watched was the changing of the guard, but when we were here, there was one guard standing outside the convent. Every few minutes or so, he would start marching up along the front of the building. It's quite...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank melharah
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This building positioned directly opposite the Government building demonstrates on a fairly regular basis the changing of the guard where two soldiers March from one side of the street to relieve the opposing guard of his duties Great to watch and experience

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gary A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Met with the previous Governor who showed us around the Convent. We were able to see the reception area and the rooms for visitors, as well as an appearance on the balcony!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Christine R
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The government building is not open to visitors but is an ex-convent and looks good. In the day there is a single sentry who every so often marches the 20 yards to the other side of the entry under the canopy stamps and turns around...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank bhg180
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