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Apes Den

Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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Ranked #11 of 28 Attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The apes are a key part of Gib! They're one of the special features of the Rock. Be carful when you're up there as the apes will rob you blind! If you've got any bags etc, they'll rip them out of your hands. I saw one couple have their purse grabbed and off it went. The apes will climb on... More 

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

was there with my girlfriend and we both loved it. had bought a ticket to a roundtrip around gibraltar and the guide made it really entertaining

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Don't get me wrong. I love monkeys and the ones at Gibraltar rock are both fun to watch and interesting because they are a rather unique species in a very unique environment. But they are almost everywhere on the rock, so there is really not much of a point going to the "Den". Oh, and they are monkeys. Not apes...

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Rock Island, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed being up close to the apes. Our driver was great. He was able to get one of the apes "Aristotle" to come right in to the drivers window. Incredible animals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What can I say. Put me close to a group of adorable apes and I am in heaven. The babies chasing each other across the top of the vans was so fun. They are wild animals and we were not to touch. That did not stop them from touching us though. I enjoyed my time watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Treat apes with respect. After all it is their home! Cracking views. Don't carry food or plastic bags. The apes will steal them!

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gibraltar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The nature reserve can be accessed by car, foot, taxi or cable car. Once in the nature reserve you can visit St Michael's cave, upper galaries, moorish castle and our famous rock apes. Legend has it that whilst the apes remain on our rock Gib will remain British. Gibraltar is rich in history. Please remember the apes are wild so... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Hello everyone, We just did a trans-Atlantic cruise on the Ocean Princess from Roma to Fort Lauderdale, One of our stops was Gibraltar (aka: The Rock) we joined in on the excursion call of the Ape's Den. On this 3 hour excursion you will travel around and in the The Rock, at the very tip of The Rock you can... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Gibraltar but this was my least favourite place. The views are great as they are at many spots. The macaques are fed here daily so can be aggressive but are also trained by the taxi drivers to jump on people for photos and on the cars. If you want to see them I would... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited in December during one of the official rock tours which we picked up right at the border crossing. Would not have wanted to drive or walk up to this ourselves. You see monkeys along most of the nature reserve, at the caves, along the road, etc but the den is where their water bath and feeding area is, a... More 

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