At more than 1100 feet up, and built on the foundations of an existing WWII base The Skywalk forms a clear viewing platform and walkway on the iconic Rock of Gibraltar and offers stunning views over 3 countries and 2 continents!
Standing 340 meters directly above sea level, the Skywalk is located higher than the tallest point of London’s The Shard. Gibraltar’s Skywalk offers breath-taking 360º views spanning three countries and two continents and links to other sites within the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock including the thrilling Windsor Suspension Bridge and the famous Apes’ Den via a series of walking trails.
Built on the foundations of an existing WWII base structure, the Skywalk is designed to withstand wind speeds of over 90 mph and can carry the weight of 5 Asian elephants, or 340 people, standing on it at the same time (visitor numbers will be limited to 50 at any one time). The floor and balustrade panels are made up of 4 layers of laminated glass (with a total thickness of around 4.2cm).
Laid out side-by-side, the 42 glass panels would cover more than 750m², roughly the equivalent of 4 tennis courts. The walkway is 2.5m wide and projects a maximum of 6.7m from the main structural support point. 70m of rock anchors and 30,000kg of steel secure the Skywalk to the Rock.
Opened a few months ago - appropriately by Star Wars’ Mark Hamill – known for playing Luke Skywalker, and flanked by some Storm Troopers it has initially proved very popular.
That said, with its unrivalled 360-degree panoramic views across the Med, and with somewhere in the region of 12 million tourists visiting Gibraltar a year, it’s not hard to see why.
For more information please visit the official website here, and also check out the videos below.