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Mediterranean Steps

Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Gibraltar
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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Irby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Done this walk/trek a few times now and I love it. Views, of course, are spectacular and the ascent/descent awesome. BUT YOU HAVE TO BE UP TO IT!!! If you aint fit or able do NOT attempt it. To be honest, it's not that dangerous a trek as the more hairy bits have ropeways to grab onto and you have... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we walked down them and didn't know they were there until we looked up from the bottom, really effective.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wouldn't fancy trying it in the heat of summer but what a fantastic way to see the Eastern side of the Rock. I would think going up rather than down would be slightly easier, but it is quite a climb. From the top at O'Hara's Battery and along the top there are some spectacular views.

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Portsmouth, UK
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

not for the faint-hearted!! At times it seemed I was going to launch myself into the deep blue yonder below or come to a halt at the foot of a sheer cliff face before the path took an unexpected and sharp detour. The scenery is breath-taking and offers wonderful views across the Strait from the southern flanks of The Rock.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stunning views of the beautiful eastern side of the island with lots to explore (caves, wildlife etc), but only for those with a moderate level of fitness on the way down or high level of fitness on the way up. Would recommend sturdy footwear as the steps are a bit slippery in parts. Favourite part of the trip!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Although many go up these steps, I though going down them would be easier - especially after the long trek to O'Hara's battery where the steps start/end. However be warned you will need sturdy footwear and will need a good head for heights. There was a stiff wind on the day and although many parts of the walk have rope... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you like to work-out and have great views while doing it, the Mediterranean Steps are for you. If you get up to the top you will see the Mediterranean Sea, the Straits or Gibraltar and the Bay of Gibraltar all around you. Highly recommended at good weather conditions. Don't be shy with the Apes, never let them feel that... More

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Get a real feel for the Rock and a first hand view of the route early invaders used to try and enter Gib

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

You can't visit Gibraltar without climbing The Rock! My husband was based in Gibraltar when he was in the army and used to run up and down the Med Steps on a daily basis as part of his training. A group of us visited Gibraltar for a long weekend in November and of course the Med Steps challenge was a... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Hike up the Rock of Gibraltar to see views of Spain and Africa. Why WOULDN'T you wanna do that!?! Beautiful Gibraltar :D

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