Bado's Passage



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Development Description

Gibraltar’s Old Town, a charming labyrinth of Andalucian style patios, steps and passages, is steadily attracting developers, both through small individual redevelopments and as complete renovations to apartment blocks.

With the general aim being that of refurbishing older buildings, these smaller projects are innovatively applying modern design elements, construction methods and materials to create modern, attractive apartments with all the features expected of modern living. These renovations are beginning to produce properties that can combine the appeal of living within Gibraltar’s historic city in a warm, friendly community with all the benefits of modern comforts, and are creating a clearly defined visual improvement to the Old Town.

In late May, the most recent plans for an Old Town residential development project were filed with Gibraltar’s Development and Planning Commission. This latest project, by Bado’s Garden Development Ltd., is located in a small residential area between Flat Bastion Road, Bado’s Passage and Prince Edward Road, right in the heart of the Old Town.

The existing buildings in this area currently stand two storeys tall and are clearly much in need of substantial improvement.

The new project would see an increase in height to four storeys, extending the apartments and redeveloping the ancillary areas around the buildings.

Location Info

Upper Town is an area which has a distinct character and from the lower town area provides a picturesque view. This area is a maze of streets and steps, many of which lead up the natural slopes of the Rock. The process of renovation is starting and this will just add to the natural charm and attract new investors. Within the area of the Upper Town is the Cable Car, which offers stunning views as well as the opportunity to relax at the top and enjoy a drink and light snack at the Top of the Rock Cafe or purchase a souvenir whilst enjoying the scenery. The Alameda ‘Gibraltar Botanic Gardens’. A location that offers not only a truly beautiful setting but also a level of tranquillity unique to this area of Gibraltar. These gardens frequently host weddings and provide a backdrop unrivalled on the Rock. Within these gardens lies a large selection of nature including, trees, flowers, butterfly feeding stations and a wildlife area.. An ideal location for both adults and children of all ages, including a children’s play area that caters for most ages. Situated in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve are the ever popular Mediterranean Steps. This walk is approximately 1400m and is a suitable for all levels but the level is fairly difficult. Depending on your experience this walk can vary in time between 1.5 and 2.5 hours, providing a lovely few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the ever vibrant town.