During the 18th century, Waterport Gate was the only passage from the wharf, through the North Bastion and into the northern section of the city. In 1824, an expanded portal was created for carriages. A second archway was added in 1884 to accommodate two-way traffic. These are called the Grand Casemates Gates. Fortunately for you, it is now a lot easier to enter. No more heavily armed curtainwalls to worry about. No menacing military guards to contend with. In a few more steps you will begin exploring Gibraltar.