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Apes Den

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Address: Near the Wall of Charles V, Gibraltar

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I love these little guys. They come right up to you without a care in the world. If you are an animal lover its worthwhile going to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love these little guys. They come right up to you without a care in the world. If you are an animal lover its worthwhile going to visit.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After completely missing our planned way up the rock, we eventually got to the Apes Den and it was fantastic. One friend was completely overjoyed at being so close to the monkeys (at one point she had three climbing over her who all wanted her belongings). It was great to observe the monkeys just hanging around, and I got some... More 

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth the visit , if you are already in the area of the Upper Rock. Don't feed the apes, don't tease them either , they can bite you. Remember they are wild animals. Just Enjoy your visit .

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

These monkeys are some of the funniest animals you will ever see. We actually saw one jump on a woman and steal her food. It's impossible not to laugh at their behavior towards each other and humans. You have some memories for sure when you cross paths with these guys.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've been to Gibraltar a couple of times previously but had not been able to make a visit to the Apes Den. This time, with friends, I managed it and it is definitely worth a visit. The taxi driver they had hired was very knowledgeable and it was a very informative tour. The highlight was seeing very young apes (babies)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We loved our visit in Gibraltar! Wonderful views, great history, and fantastic place to spend the day! The apes were very entertaining and the kids loved it!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Walked up the rock from the base. Extremely arduous but nice. Got to the apes den.....not a single ape! Hung around for a while and still no monkeys so we started the descent. I was very disappointed as that was what I most wanted to see in Gibraltar. Cable car was closed too.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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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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