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Apes Den

Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Possibly the most popular attraction on the Rock the Apes Den is well worth a visit. The only native breed of monkey left in Europe they are a... more »
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Torrevieja, Spain
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118 reviews 118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend a trip here so cute and cuddly I loved seeing the apes. What was a let down is that you couldn't feed or touch them as they were wild animals and could bite!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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725 attraction reviews
670 helpful votes 670 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The experience proved to be all that we had heard about and imagined. The monkeys come right up to you, and they do not harm you. A rare opportunity to see these beautiful animals close-up. And even better, as you enjoy their company, you can also enjoy some of the most spectacular views anywhere!

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

No real need to see this as the apes are all over the rock and even in the town, usually in the trafalgar cemetery

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great fun to watch the apes. The tour guides recognise them and can get them to sit on your shoulders or in your hands and do little tricks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's hard to distinguish where this starts, and ends, as it's a pile of muck with a couple of apes scratching at the ground, searching for an organic supplement that they've missed out on while raiding bags put down by people keen to observe their behaviour. In my opinion the apes are not the best thing about this geographical feature.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The apes are a bit thin on the ground we saw maybe 7 , apparently a lot have been moved further away because of problems with them scavenging in the town. However it was still nice to see them running free.

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Mold, Flintshire, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There are many better places to see the apes than here. This is where all the mini buses stop with passengers from the cruise liners doing a whistle stop of the Rock.

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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love getting up to the Apes Den to watch the apes antics. July/august/sept there are a lot of baby apes also. Love them jumping on me and sitting although this is not what everyone would want them to do. Good photo opportunities of both the apes and over gibraltar/surrounding spain/african coastline and catalan bay remember not to take carrier... More

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London, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Basically this was just an area where someone had put down food to attract the apes...i saw more walking around the town than in "Apes Den"

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Orlando, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Forget walking to the apes den, take a taxi!! Just inside the border, most people take the cable car up & think it's an easy quick walk to the den, it's not.. A lot of up hilll climbing. Our taxi driver was very informative (ask for Albert) and he even brought dry pasta for us to feed the apes. The... More

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