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Mediterranean Steps

Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The view was excellent, the climb was exhausting. Wear the right shoes (I didn't), bring lots of water (I didn't) and be prepared for a challenging climb for some people. Well worth the exercise.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Steps were close for maintenance so walked all the way up to the top of the rock and could not go down the steeps

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For an unfit, "middle" aged in the true sense of the word, this was not an easy walk. The views are spectacular, flora and fauna make a change to the congestion on the other side of the rock. Took the cable car down, did not even consider walking back! Was it worth it, a very big "yes" but take water... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It's been many years since we last climbed the steps, and since then the Steps have deteriorated quite considerably and are now not as easy to negotiate. In fact it's getting to the stage were it maybe necessary to rope yourselves together! However if you take your time, and wear the correct footwear, you will be rewarded with fantastic views.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The hike up/down the Mediterranean steps affords breath-taking views, but it is a moderately-stenuous activity. If one is in reasonable shape and has no fear of heights (there are some exposed bits where it can get a bit scary), it's definitely worth it for the views alone.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Easier from the top of the rock, no good if you are not nimble, lots of rough ground and large steps.strenuous fron jews gate direction.

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Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Had we known the beginning what we found out 20 minutes in, we (aged 59 and 65) would probably not have attempted this. It was exhausting. Loads of steps and long paths. But absolutely gorgeous views, some stunning bits of engineering to wonder over and very reqarding when hyou got to the top. Not for the faint hearted though.

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I first visited the Gibraltar in 1982 as an army cadet. During our visit we had to run up the steps in full kit, etc. - not a pleasant experience but one I can still remember. Having visited Gib a number of times since I always make it a mission to walk the steps. In the 1990s the steps were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you are visiting the Upper Rock Nature Reserve you MUST take the Mediterranean Steps at least one way. My friend and I chose to hike up them. It was hard work but the view you got of the entire coast was just spectacular.

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Juelsminde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Take the Steps for a great walk and view. Its from the top and down on the east side of the rock. If you are affraid of hights DON't

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