Main Street’s route was established in the 14th century which was confirmed when the Puerta de África were built in 1575, during the Spanish period. Nearly every building in the main street was damaged during the Great Siege of Gibraltar when from 1779 to 1783 the town was attacked by a combined French and Spanish fleet. Today main street Gibraltar is the commercial hub and for one kilometer this pedestrianised highway is lined with shops, banks, bars and restaurants. A must see experience for visiting tourists. Visit Gibraltar.