Main Street

Mar 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Sightseeing

Main Street Gibraltar seems, from an outsiders point of view, when one visits or views it as if to be Mardis Gras in New Orleans, or Disney World, or a bit of both rolled into one pleasant and inexpensive package.

Main Street in Gibraltar is of course, like Main Street in any other town in the world in that it is probably named appropriately, and is most likely the main street. In Gibraltar, Main Street is this and a touch more.

Main Street Gibraltar is in fact the only large street, and is the main site of both commerce, shopping, night life and day to day needs.

Running north and south through Gibraltar, the streets are lined with hurrying residents, the hustle and the chat a constant undertone as you move down pavement lined with buildings that could have come from any one of a plethora of cities world wide.

Main Street GibraltarMain Street Gibraltar has been largely pedestrianised, its sidewalks lined, as if for your amusement with buildings that offer up a rich diversity, styled as they are in Portuguese, Spanish, Moorish, British and Genoan style and architecture.

Most of the buildings you are faced with will provide shops on the lower floors, reminiscent of the much vaunted Portabellow Road, you can find any thing on Main Street Gibraltar, from antiques to dry goods to restaurants to drinks and alcohol, while the upper floors of these interesting buildings offer a variety of different spaces, from residences to offices.

One of the many sub districts of Main Street Gibraltar is Irish Town, so called from its inhabitants in the days of the early part of the 19th century when Gibraltar was divided into different quarters.

Main Street will branch out in many places, adjoin with lanes and small byways, that will themselves offer a wide and diverse range of goods, making Main Street Gibraltar live up to its nick name, that being the Shopping Centre of the Mediterranean.

Main street Gibraltar offers you such a diverse array of goods at such wonderful prices that you won’t know what to purchase first.

You might select from blown glassware to antique or delicate porcelain to pottery baked in the Gibraltar sun, to wine or spirits or precious stones, silks or the brightly hued cottons that are brought in from Africa.

Main Street GibraltarYour vacation in Gibraltar must of course include Main Street, offering the most variety at the very best prices you will find throughout the UK.

Shopping in Gibraltar takes place at a rate of exchange that is roughly the same as Pounds of sterling, but is termed Gibraltar pounds. If you choose to exchange your currency while you are in Gibraltar, there are a large number of shops and banks which will do so for you, many being open all seven days of the week to accommodate your needs in Gibraltar.

When your sightseeing and shopping is done, Main street is also a lovely place to eat an evening meal al fresco in the summer months, and you’re going to find multiple places which serve wonderful food.

Take in historic, fascinating, always celebrating Main Street Gibraltar.


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