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“One of the Best Activities in Gibraltar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterranean Steps

Mediterranean Steps
Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Preston, United Kingdom
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“One of the Best Activities in Gibraltar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Climbing up the Mediterranean Steps is probably one of my favourite activities to do in Gibraltar. I recommend avoiding doing it when it is wet, and probably when it is super hot too. Around May or September/October would be an idea time.

They are very not that popular with tourists as many choose to take a taxi/tour up the Rock instead. Locals use them for training, and you sometimes see people running up and down to get a workout.

They are, without doubt, a must do activity if you are in Gibraltar for more than one day. Leave about half a day free for this. Whilst the actual climb can take you under 2 hours, the views are so beautiful that you want time to actually look around and enjoy. I would also recommend then walking across the Nature Reserve too, you can start at the Med Steps, then when you reach the top, make your way to St Michael's Cave, followed by the Apes Den and then the The Great Siege Tunnels.

No doubt you do have to be relatively fit to do this. Wear shoes with a good grip, take lots of water and snacks with you (especially if you plan on spending all day exploring the Upper Rock).

It is a great sense of achievement to reach the top, and it gives you an inkling of why Gibraltarians are so proud of their Rock, and love it like nothing else on earth!

Visited May 2013
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Gibraltar
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“Beautiful walk, breath-taking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The walk is probably not for elderly or unfit people, as it is quite a long walk, and mainly steps. But if you can get through it, it is worth it all the way..

Visited October 2012
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“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Give yourself enough time, plenty of water, and be ready for stunning views! Wear good shoes and watch out for some very slippery steps in between!

Visited August 2013
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“Have you the energy and stamina?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I tackled the Steps when we were younger and fitter which was some time back! The view is magnificent and the sense of achievement is something which in later years you shall look back with satisfaction. Each year the Mediterranean Steps are becoming more and more well known, possibly by the fact that the Royal Navy holds races and competitions and these are always well publicised. If you spend a few days in Gibraltar, give the steps a try!!

Visited August 2012
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“Knackering but worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Spectacular views. I would recommend that you wear shoes with good grip, take water! We walked down them rather than up and it took us over 1.5 hours. Some steps were a bit slippery but fortunately the steps have been recently renovated so there are rope guides on some parts. The views are spectacular, take your camera..

Visited July 2013
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