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Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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Beautiful experience

Absolutely so worth getting to the top of the rock to see the apes. Invaluable experience and a must do for anyone- don't look down if scared of heights but so worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely so worth getting to the top of the rock to see the apes. Invaluable experience and a must do for anyone- don't look down if scared of heights but so worth it!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We did hire a taxi and went for a 2 hour drive to look around Gibraltar . A beautiful trip with a lot to see . And the Apes was so funny . It was a great trip .

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Helden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Unforgettable! We were here in 1991, but remember it like yesterday to be so up high that you feel you can touch the clouds and be in close encounter with the apes :)

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Delta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the apes! they just casually go about thei day as so many people walk by. A mother and baby were on the wall by a staircase, as we were slowly going by the baby reached out and pushed my mom on the back, she thought the guy behind her was pushing her lol. I would have loved to... More 

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houston texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our guide John Lopez of Gibraltar Tock Tours ensured that we visited the monkeys long before it was crowded with ship shore excursions. Monkeys were very relaxed and approachable with no crowds to make them nervous. We saw several family groups and enjoyed watching them as they groomed their young. Young monkeys were playing - jumping and chasing each other.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

They are free and you see them all around as you exit the cable car. At first it is very cute, then gets a bit annoying. There are signs saying it's forbidden to feed them, but we saw many throwing them food. The apes are so accustomed, they will snatch any food you have, even a wrapper from your hand.... More 

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south yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Apes Den is a must see when visiting Gibraltar. Best way is by private taxi or car though if on a tour take the extended one for more time. The Macaque monkeys are great to see and comfortable with human presence but don't try to interact or you may get mauled. Yes it does happen! They congregate in one... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Loved watching the antics of the apes. Pinching things from people. Especially nice was the adults with their babies.

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Anglo Russian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

...if you've bought a return ticket for the cable car (in summer). The cable car doesn't stop at the middle station, except in winter, so by the time you've walked down it's easier to keep going than to climb all the way back up to the top. You may well find, as we did, that the ape population here was... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A visit to the see the famous apes is part of a mini tour once in Gibraltar. An attraction not to be missed. Interesting creatures.They look so cute and cuddly but - mind your sandwiches though as someone in our party 'lost' hers to a mischievous ape!

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