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Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar

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Amazing macaques

The best way to enjoy the apes is to go by walk (stairs, paths - about 40 minutes from city centre). You can meet all the macaques. But be really carefull about your bags, food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Roman K
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The apes den. When you think about it, you assume it's a spot with perhaps 10-20 apes, or is it just me? Well, you'll have to be carefull, otherwise you miss the apes den. Nowhere is a sign to be found to start with. Then by viewing a map, we figured out we already passed it. So we went back,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The best way to enjoy the apes is to go by walk (stairs, paths - about 40 minutes from city centre). You can meet all the macaques. But be really carefull about your bags, food, bottle of water etc. It is really dangerous when they take it away from you and you want those things back. They are so cheeky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

These are not cute monkies. They are ugly, tail less beings. They are wild and can be aggressive. Take ever precaution to not attract attention. They were well behaved while we were there, as they had just been fed. The only thing I liked about it was that they were in the wild and not in cages.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice to see the apes in their natural habitat and a beautiful new baby closely watched over by mum. They were not bothered by loads of cameras all around them

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

drove to the apes den didnt really see much was a bit of a let down really we managed to see a monkey in a tree wooooooo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Have visited several times using the guys in the taxi vans, each time their commentary has been insightful and informative. The monkeys are fun to watch and easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Apes Den is an area on the Rock of Gibraltar where you will find the famous apes. This in fact is not the only place on the Rock that you can see the Apes as we saw them in several different locations. it is said that there are 200 apes on the Rock, we saw babies so there numbers... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a fantastic experience and not to be missed on a trip to Gibraltar. The apes are fascinating to watch - anyone interested in natural history could stay for hours. You do need to remember they are wild animals but anyone who takes reasonable care and doesn't try to touch or feed them will be fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Apes everywhere! Our guide made sure all of us who wanted to hold a little one got the chance. A lot of drama from some of them to make the experience even more memorable. Great time was had by all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited one of the families. Interesting animals to watch and could have stayed for longer. You do need to keep your distance as they will try to jump on you.

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