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Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar

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Beware of the Apes – On the Rocks

Having experienced wild monkeys in several countries in Asia, we were aware of their antics ….or so we presumed. Bad assumption. As our group of 8 dis-embarked the tour van, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Having experienced wild monkeys in several countries in Asia, we were aware of their antics ….or so we presumed. Bad assumption. As our group of 8 dis-embarked the tour van, a couple of large monkeys jumped on the roof of the van. As my dad was getting off, the alpha male on the roof grabbed his hat, then sat on... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We rode the cablecar to the top of the rock and immediately starting seeing the apes - they were everywhere. Feeding is discouraged as there are "caretakers" that feed them regularly. We watched the little ones chase each other and play, and climb on the taxis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Most hart-warming experience for me personally. I love animals and especially like the fact, that these Apes are free there and enjoying it! So lucky to see Apes with a baby. Was a challenge to contain myself not petting the Apes, but this you must not do! Very very recommended.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we were walking across the Rock, from one end to the other and came upon the den. It is not an enclosed space as such as the monkeys roam free. They can be quite large and hearing about how they can hassle you it was quite worrying coming upon them by yourself. We had nothing to worry about as they... More 

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We hadn't planned to visit the Apes, having no real interest and expecting to find an area confined for them but as we got out of the cable car they were along the paths as we walked, completely uninterested in us and not aggressive as I had heard but there are warning signs to not have food with you and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

They are very naughty, so be careful with belongings. Do not feed and respect them. They are everywhere, so not to worry if you don't see many of them in one part of the rock. TIP: We were very lucky, as soon as you come out of the "immigration inspection", you will find a Tourist Information Centre. They offer a... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Interesting to see all the Apes especially the baby ones, however was advised to keep my glasses in my pocket so didn't really enjoy the experience fully. Good views from up there when the weather is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to see the 'Apes Den' - these lovely creatures are well looked after & fed better than some humans, their medical needs are extremely well catered for. Treat them with respect as they are a wild animal - well worth the climb to see them.

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Hayling Island, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Apes as part of a trip with a mini bus and guide. It was great to find out the names each one had, and the different personalities. We booked our trip in the little booth just to the right as you exit the passport/border control on the way into Gibraltar from Spain as a foot passenger. Highly... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience we had a Taxi driver called Mo who took us up have us plenty of advice with regard to not touching the Apes or feeding them etc which some people ignored !! You will get bitten if you do !!

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