Visitors can once again visit one of Gibraltar’s major historical landmarks, O’Hara’s Battery. Located at the highest point of the Rock, the artillery battery has undergone restoration and maintenance works to – according to the government – enhance its aesthetics and the visitor experience.
The restoration was largely carried out by the Upper Rock maintenance team, while the Alabaré charity volunteer group assisted with the external painting of the 9.2” gun located at the site. Access to the gun platform itself will continue to be temporarily restricted until all the restoration works to the actual gun are completed.
The battery was constructed in 1890 at the former site of a watchtower known as “O’Hara’s Folly”, which was also named after the Governor of Gibraltar Charles O’Hara. The Gibraltar Heritage Trust-listed battery was in use during World War II and was last fired during training exercises in 1976.
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