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Apes Den

Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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redhill surrey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this is not far from st micheals cave,it is walkable if fit its half way up the rock,you can take the cable car to it and st micheals,its free if you walk up.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The apes are one of the only 2 types of primates in Europe. We are the other! They were originally brought to Gibraltar from Morocco by the British. Now they are famously a part of the rock. They are very used to people and will dig through your pockets and bags if they think you have food. They look fun... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

as long as you don't wave food anywhere near them or have exposed plastic bags you should be good. Don't taunt them and you'll be ok. They may even pose with you.

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belfast
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

These critters may look cute but around the corner hides a brute that will jump on you and steal anything not attached to you. Be careful and it's a good experience.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There isn't much to see at the apes den apart from the apes but as they wander freely around the rock there are not a lot around to see apart from the baby apes. Great opportunity to take lots of photos !!

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Northumberland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just make sure you go and see the monkeys when u r here! Their interaction with the tourists has to be seen to be believed it superb to watch and u can get some excellent once in a lifetime video and pics. Worth every penny of whatever u need to pay for this trip so make sure u book it... More

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Bit disappointed with this part of the tour. The site is obviously used to lure the apes in with a feeding pit and no real information other than the guides who take you there. This could have been so much better with a little imagination.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

How can anyone not like visiting the apes. On this visit to Gib we walked up the rock rather than take a tour, mainly so we were not rushed at the attractions. The apes, as usual, were the star attraction and amazing to watch their antics. i don't find anything to dislike. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Although the apes are ready to greet you as you get off the cable car, the Apes den is one of two places where they congregate as it is their main feeding place. It is interesting seeing the dynamics amongst the apes with play, preening and temper tantrums all on display. It's funny that some of the apes appear to... More

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The apes den is all about seeing the famous Barbary apes.They will jump on you and if you are not careful steal your stuff(cameras,jewellery etc)but you will go home very happy especially kids who just love the experience.REMEMBER NOT TO FEED THE APES-THEY BITE and you will have to visit the hospital for a shot.Over 100 tourists get bitten a... More

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