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Apes Den

Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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Ranked #10 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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London, UK
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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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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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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's one of the points on the rock, where you will almost guarantee a monkey or three. There have a feeding station there - hence the monkeys are there. NOTE: don't feed them yourselves, this carries a hefty fine! Worth a walk - also good views over the town and harbour from here.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They were adorable. We took hundreds of photos of apes and their young. The children love to see the apes climb on to cars/taxis.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quite a hike to get there. The apes looked quite harmless but I felt nervous of them, so I kept out of their way! The views from up there were amazing!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent an hour or so resting here after doing the Med steps and were fascinated by the apes. Generally well behaved but people do seem to forget these are wild animals. Why do people seem so shocked when the apes take the whole bag instead of the offered single nut? The apes are really part of gibraltar and it... More

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was a little apprehensive at going to see the apes but a trip to Gibraltar wouldn't be complete unless you did. The apes were actually quite well behaved and you really get the chance to get close up. Children are perfectly safe and the photo opportunities are great. Don't go to Hob without saying hello to these lovely creatures.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Apes were funny. So many. Some playing some lazing about, lots of cute baby ones. They WILL WITHOUT FAIL chase you down if you have any food on you. They will open rucksacks at ease and snatch things. Best to let them be and they will play with each other. Great day and a must if you go to gib.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Apes are part of Gibraltar, legend has it that if the apes leave Gibraltar will crumble. The only down side is that you must abide by the tour guides instructions not to feed or go too close to them, they are generally friendly but will try to take the carrier bag or two thinking it contains food. However people... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

These amazing creatures are so full of fun and were climbing all over our bus - visited from cruise ship Azura on way to the WW2 Tunnels. Short stop but so worth it - the babies were too cute!!

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