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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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Swanley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A bit of a slog, we stared at the wrong time around midday, at the top, it was a little windy, but 20 steps down it got very hot. A bit slippery in places - be careful! Also a bit disappointing to see a lot of rubbish dropped on the route.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A stunning walk that I have enjoyed on my many trips to Gibraltar but they could use a little repair as may be unsuitable for some people. Still amazing and highly recommended if you have never done it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked from Main St and all the way back and this was a real challenge in 34 degrees heat. Take plenty of water and wear the right shoes as in places it is difficult. The Apes we walked past at times left us alone but made my wife nervous. So plan this walk carefully but it is so rewarding... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Even though no taxi driver accepted to drive us there, (I dont know why but they all seem to only do tours of the peninsula) we could easily find the starting point of the trail aroung Jew's gate by walking all the way from the port which took us 1,5 hour. Then its quite a climb but the view is... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This walk was excellent, though it wasn't easy to do during the high sun. Being #1 rated on trip-advisor, I was surprised not to meet anyone along the walk, but that made a nice break from the busy streets! It's possible to get a taxi to the start of the steps, but we walked there from Main Street; that took... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is quite a climb and NOT recommended for small children or people with vertigo. The views and scenery are beautiful - take plenty of water and sturdy shoes to walk. Having said that, I managed to complete it wearing flip flops. But it would have been much easier if I would have worn the right shoes :) Don't do... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friends and I are 50+. Two of us were not deterred by the difficulty of the hike. We are in reasonably good shape and had three hours to get up, down and back to our tour bus. We took a taxi to the start and the hike did not disappoint. It was a clear day for August. We took... More

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bedfordshire,UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This walk is stupendous, BUT, you do need to be fit because there's a lot of very steep parts. Starts at the entrance to the Nature Reserve by the bird observatory and after walking through a shadow-dappled tunnel of bushes it soon opens out to give un-paralled views of the Med. THEN the fun begins, with lung-bursting climbs up the... More

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hull
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If hiking is something you love, your visit to Gibraltar can offer you that as well but not of course without risks. While one can hike most of the Upper Reserve, and do a walking tour of the town, one of those hikes that is not without risks, but still quite often hiked, is the Mediterranean steps. Though not for... More

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Gibraltar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best views, hidden place, Recommend, with hat and water!!!! for people that can walk well, not for young kids!

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