Gibraltar Places Then & Now: U – Z
1879 – Wellington Monument – 2018
Located in Alameda Gardens, the bust of the Duke of Wellington was unveiled by Gibraltar Governor, Sir George Don, in April 1819, 3 years after the Gardens opened.
The monument was funded by deducting a day’s pay from all the members of the garrison.
The bust had been cast in bronze from guns captured by the Duke of Wellington. It stands on a marble pillar that had been brought from the Roman ruins of Lepida (Libya).
Picture (L): 1879
Picture (R): 2018