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Address: Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Phone Number: 0035020074950
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Though this walk is not fit for the out of shape, the Mediterranean Steps...

Though this walk is not fit for the out of shape, the Mediterranean Steps promise wondrous views to reward hikers who complete the climb.

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This is a popular route with tourists and locals alike. You need a reasonable level of fitness though to do this. Not recommended in the heat of the summer sun....but great she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a popular route with tourists and locals alike. You need a reasonable level of fitness though to do this. Not recommended in the heat of the summer sun....but great she the weather is cooler. It does require many steep steps, so take drink and sustenance as it can be thirsty and tiring work. No prams or wheelchairs on... More 

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Gibraltar
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mediterranean Steps are a means to reach the top of the Rock if you are fit and healthy. They are not for someone suffering from vertigo. The views going up are magnificent and you can see the east side of the rock as if you were a bird. You can see the coast of Africa and Spain from the... More 

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Hampshire
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this on our last day in Gibraltar and the steps themselves probably took around 2 hours to get up, albeit with various stops on the way up. ( But we had literally walked from the border so all in all it was probably more like 4.5hrs) When you get to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve you have to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up from the Pillars to the top of the Rock. It starts fairly gently and reminded me of a Cornish cliff walk, but got steeper and steeper, but well worth it to see the views of Straits and Africa. You can also see along the coast to see where they are reclaiming from the sea to develop the... More 

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Thank Miranda H
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant views Improved since earlier reviews with more hand rails and obvious path once you find the entrance from Jew Gate. Is loose underfoot at times but take your time and pace yourself for the climb. Its not too bad for anyone of average fitmess, im scared of heights and felt fine, dont be put off. Took us only an... More 

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Europe
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views and scenery all the way. The steps are steep in parts so you need to be fairly agile.

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Thank Sarah Jane C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled up the rock by cable car and wanted to walk down and literally stumbled upon the steps. We weren't disappointed. Absolutely wonderful way to see the rock in all its glory. Wished we'd walked up them too. Although not suitable for those of poor mobility. Hard going on the legs, even on the descent! But so worth it!

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Leigh-on-Sea
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was going to do these a couple of days earlier but i had done 5 hours walking so decided not to when I read at the start that it was estimated 2 hours hard walking. So glad I returned 2 days later it was sunny about 19 degrees. The path is very challenging and best tackled from Jews Gate... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to the walk up the Rock of Gibraltar via the Mediterranean Steps. Walk was enjoyable bur path is very poorly marked -had to guess or ask security at various levels which way to go. Wear runners or good walking shoes as math is muddy and rocky at different points.

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Gibraltar, Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This hike starts at the Jew's Gate entry point at the southern end of the Rock. If you have never hiked this trail before you would be forgiven for thinking that the Rock could not hide such an adventure. the path is often bare and a little bit daunting. Some sections seem to be tacked on to the sheer cliffs.... More 

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