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Mediterranean Steps

Address: Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Ranked #5 of 25 Activities in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Though this walk is not fit for the out of shape, the Mediterranean Steps promise wondrous views to...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Horsham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Tiring going up, but worthwhile. Also did the taxi tour which is compulsory - but try to get a frusome together as they will make you pay for the absent others if you are only a couple.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Get ready for a real workout....good fitting shoes should be the order of the day. Fear of heights, one should leave this one off the list.

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Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've walked this several times. I have walked to the upper rock via referendum steps or the moorish castle. This gives you the good viewes all the way down medterranean steps. The steps are very worn so I would not reccomend it to elderly.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Med steps are great for anyone wanting to see Gibraltar in all its glory. Takes around 2 hours but maybe more / less dependent on how many times you stop on your way up. The views are phenomenal and really are worth the extra effort. Not for the feint of heart mind, there are a couple of very steep... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are going to the top of rock Gibraltar on foot, this is by far the nicest way to do it. It will most likely take you a longer time to get up, but if you have the time it's worth it. My guess would be 2-2.5 hours to the top from where the path starts.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Decided to go up in the cable car and walk across to O'Haras Battery before coming down the steps and then continuing on down via the Botanical Gardens. Very steep in parts and therefore our legs still felt the strain by the time we got to the end. Going up would be tough for anyone 'out of shape'. Definitely recommended... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I actually came across these steps by accident as I was walked next to the O'Hara battery which was closed. But boy was I lucky that I took the stairs down and not up! There are a lot of stairs and many of them are not standard size but they view is amazing. I wont lie for three days later... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely views. Exciting climbing. Beautiful flowers. Great exercise! Though the top of the steps can be hard to find when you are planning to walk down.

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gibraltar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Med Steps is quite steep and many stones, rocks and steps. Personally I wouldn't take a child under the age of 5/6, personally I love going up med steps. Views are breathtaking. Trainers and jeans or tracksuit bottom recommended and plenty of water. Take pic with phone as breathtaking views. Definitely not to be tried in summer as the weather... More 

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Opporto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went down rather than up them. A bit of an uphill hike to get to the start. Not for those scared of heights. Quite steep in place. Fortunately there has benn renovation in places to make the steps safer. If you do decide to go up them, good luck, although we did see a few people attempting it.

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