Genoese Batteries

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Genoese Batteries
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Type Artillery batteries
Site information
Owner Government of Gibraltar

Genoese Batteries are a pair of artillery batteries in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The Upper and Lower Genoese Batteries defended the south front of Gibraltar together with the Flat Bastion, South Bastion, Prince Ferdinand's Battery and Healy's Mortar. They were originally built by the Moors or Spanish but added to by the British in the 18th century.[1]

The Upper Genoese Battery was originally known as the Reduto de San Agustin. The Lower Genoese Battery was called the Reduto de San Philipe.[2]


  1. ^ Ehlen, Judy; Harmon, Russell S. (2001). The Environmental Legacy of Military Operations. Geological Society of America. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-8137-4114-7. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 29 March 2013.