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Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar
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The only place where you can find European monkeys and probably one of the few places where you can interact so easily with monkeys ! somehow it seems that they show respect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only place where you can find European monkeys and probably one of the few places where you can interact so easily with monkeys ! somehow it seems that they show respect to size , so be careful with your children as they could get agressive with them !

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toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be on guard. These are interesting and cute animals but don't be fooled as the can be quite aggressive. Do not let your children antagonize or tease them.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The great nature show all the day. The monkeys everywhere :) They likes a humans, but very grotesque.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to listen to the radio during your holiday then don't forget to unscrew your arial before heading into the Apes Den. Having laughed at the ape on the car in front it wasn't long before our car was targeted. Next stop, no arial. Apes are very adept at relieving your car of "extras"!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not exactly what we were expecting but we were entertained for as long as we were there. Minor problem with a blocked manhole from the public toilets nearby didn't help with the smell echh overflowing onto the walkway only fluids thankfully

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Thank Vailant-hope
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These apes are the only native primates in Europe.Legend has it that when they are gone the Rock of Gibraltar will collapse into the sea. There are only 200 of them. After they have one offspring . They are then sterilized. They are very good looking and very persistent thieves if they if think you have food on your person.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking up to see the apes was great exercise. It was a nice surprise that the apes were within arms length. Remember, do not feed the apes.

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Makkah Al-Mukaramma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One must at any cost NOT to touch the babies & NOT to carry any food even empty wrappers otherwise must be ready for serious consequences.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes this is their feeding area and they are clearly used to visitors. They are well fed by the authorities and in good condition. Our driver said they all had names and called one over to him. It was winter and quiet when we visited last week so I was able to climb the stone stairs beside their feeding area... More 

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Montpellier, France
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apes Den amounted to a cement structure where a pile of fruit and vegetables had been dumped. Yes, many of the Apes gathered around this area, but they were more pleasant to view along the side of the road and in the trees, than next to pile of what looked like food scraps. There are some public toilets here... More 

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