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“History relives”
Review of Trafalgar Cemetery

Ranked #17 of 71 things to do in Gibraltar
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Well maintained cemetery with headstones and plaques giving details of those brave men who lost their lives. Many men died of fever resulting from injuries inflicted during sea battles.

Thank Lesley H
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

The resting ground of many of the sailors who fought and died during the battle of Trafalgar found in a quiet corner of the bustling city of Gibraltar

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Worth a visit if you are in the town. Well maintained, and peaceful, its just a pity that most of the headstones are unreadable. A hidden gem of a place, has a seating area, but watch out for the apes

Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I loved the inscriptions on the tombstones, especially one at the very back on the far right hand side that spoke very highly of the gentleman concerned - he must have been a lovely man. The history of the place is amazing and very sad that so many died. A lovely peaceful spot - worth 30 minutes of your time.

Thank Eaglet64
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Easily overlooked on the walk to the Rock and cable car, this little cemetery (which was set up long before the War Graves Commission was formed and I don't think it belongs to them - see earlier review) is tucked on the side of the road. Its a peaceful haven, nicely set out. Some of the graves were hard to read, as the stone had been painted rather than incised, but they are over two hundred years old.

Along with navymen from Trafalgar, there were graves for other servicemen, governors and their families - quite a surprising number of children, which was sad. Life in the outpost must have been quite hard at that time, with disease and unrest at every turn.

Well worth a visit, and a poignant place to stop for a moment - even if you are on holiday.

Thank Soozee
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