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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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california
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This climb is tough, but I'm 55 yrs old and 20 lbs overweight and I did it. Take water and a piece of fruit because you will need to be revitalized at some point in the hike. The park, Upper Rock Reserve, opens at 9:30 am and I got there then to avoid the heat.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cracking views from the old military positions and gun emplacements, a small slice of history, choose sensible footwear as although recently refurbished, this is a long walk and some of the stone steps are very very shiny (lack of grip in the shoes i had poorly chosen to wear!)

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You do need a moderate degree of fitness to do this and be ok with very steep paths. Although having said that, I am 60 years of age and my husband is 65. We decided to walk down from the top, but I guess it could be better to go up. The steps are hewn from the rock, which are... More

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Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you like walking it's a must to walk the Mediterranean steps whilst in Gibraltar. The views across to North Africa are fantastic, and the nature is awesome, a big contrast from main street. We were surprised that this walk is not more popular, we did not see one other person in the two hours of walking.

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Gibraltar
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You get views of the rock you would never know existed, it's quite wonderful. Unfortunately when you reach the top your greeted by rubbish and junk!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Let me get this out of the way first ... it is a very tough hike. Full disclosure - I am a 45 year old male who is in average shape. That said, this was a tough hike. My wife and I had to take several rest stops along the way, and the actual steps at times were quite steep... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wow, what a walk and view. Probably all been said before but you leave the hustle and bustle of the town and suddendly you are in a world of wonderful views, peace and quiet and are back to nature, including curious apes. Hard work but very rewarding.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our day out on the Mediterranean Steps was exceptional. Our friend took us up the Rock, and then he was our tour guide on the way down the Steps. The scenery was utterly breathtaking.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good to attempt when cool. Can be steep in places but plenty to hold onto. Wear good walking attire.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Really good, but the Ohara Battery, is very disapointing, as there are no refreshments to be had, and on a hot day, don't bother

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