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Apes Den

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The island itself has very beautiful views, atleast when you go up the hill. The road signs can be a bit confusing, they should work on that a bit more. The apes are very fun to watch, especially when the little ones play around with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roopehonkapirtti
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I took the cable car to the top of the rock and then walked back down via the Mediterranean steps! Both ways offered fantastic views and stunning photo opportunities! When we arrived at the top we strolled around for a good few...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hannahleanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find the Apes, which are actually classified as monkeys, mainly at The Apes Den in the morning and then around St. Michaels Caves restaurant.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peterwaltersco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took cable car to top and walked down the rock. Apes Den is about half way down. It is a man made enclosure and food is put here by the government. TBH there was more monkeys higher up the rock As said in most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daver08
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of two areas where you can almost be guaranteed to see monkeys (also called apes, and really they are macaques). The other location is right at the top of the rock where they are fed daily so that they show up for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank weisbrew1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The apes are famous here and are great to see, but please respect them and follow the instruction about how to treat the apes. These are wild animals and you need to respect that. Apes den is excellent and you can really see the apes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GarethSW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views were impressive and the famous monkeys were everywhere. Compelling to watch. We were taking pictures and caught two monkeys being very naughty, right in the middle of the road. A group of Chinese tourists were walking by with their young children. They were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views and fascinating creatures to watch and feed (but feet properly). The apes are well cared for and seemed to be a great health. A fun diversion. The usual cautions when dealing with semi-wild animals apply.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jimlockard
Reviewed January 12, 2019

I didn't realize how many macaques we'll see & how ignorant they're of people around. It was interesting to see how they interact with each other while they ignored us completely. However, be aware of the apes' unpredictable behavior. At the end of the day,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GMTOR
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Don't feed the monkeys from your car if you have a child strapped in a carseat. Also, don't feed the monkeys.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marie122
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
The apes tend to be at the top or the middle of the rock but are not restricted to a particular area but definitely don't tend to be down in town
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Kate M
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Cappiea23 | Reviewed this property |
I would be careful with that. When we went there were some young baby ones and some of the adult apes were pretty aggressive. Remember even though they see people daily they are wild animals. Some will come up to you... More
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Kate M
August 19, 2016|
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Response from T9250BPjennym | Reviewed this property |
Hi Katie! Sorry about my late reply. We booked it at the hotel we were staying at and we travelled to Gibraltar with a trip arranged by TUI. We chose the premium version of the trip and that made sure we didn't have to wait... More
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Amara L
Help with our day in Gibraltar (7 Replies)
My wife, 5 year old daughter and I are visiting my in-laws this May who live in Marbella. First of all, many people tell me that Gibraltar is awful. It seems to me that there is a lot to do. Please tell me if my needs are possible to cover in one day. Thinking 9-4. - Take Cable Car to the top of the rock - Walk down to the St. Michaels Cave - Walk to Apes Den - Walk to bottom - Fish and Chips - Dolphin Excursion Is this possible in our time frame? What would be the...More
November 12, 2016|
Response fromTongo79|
Not sure about the logistics but Gibraltar isnt awful. Its a bizarre place but we enjoyed our stay and would like to return at some point. How are you getting from Marbella to Gib? If driving you might want to consider parking in La Linea rather than crossing the border as this can take time and parking is limited in Gib.
Saral
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Walking down from the top of the rock (6 Replies)
We are arriving at La Linea at approx 10am and plan to go straight to the cable car and the top of the rock. I had planned to walk back down via St Michaels Cave, the Apes Den and finally the Seige Tunnels. I will be with my mum who is 75 but fit and ok on her feet. Could anyone let me know what state the paths will be in that we are walking on and how steep it is going down. We generally prefer not to do an organised tour as we like to do things in our own time Also after the...More
April 15, 2017|
Response fromvinndy|
Hi, Done this exact route a few times now. The walk from St Michaels to the siege tunnels is all on tarmac roads and fairly gentle, some downhill and some uphill. The steepest uphill is the last few hundred meters before the tunnels. When coming down from the siege tunnels, head straight down going past the Moorish Castle. A couple of hundred meters past the castle, you will see some steps on your right. These take you down to Main St. There are a lot of steps so take it easy and you should...More
Makejo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Barbay Macaque Feeding Schedule? (3 Replies)
I will be in Gibraltar for a day in November. I would like to see barbary macaques being fed by the official caretakers. Several months ago, I read something online about the feeding schedule but can't seem to find it again. If I remember correctly it said the barbary macaques are fed twice a day near the Apes Den on Old Queen's Rd at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Is this correct?
July 26, 2017|
Response fromMontysDouble|
The photo with the red tiles on the floor I know is taken near the top of the rock. On the road that runs along the ridge line - a short distance from the cable car top station, heading along that road to go down towards St Michaels Cave. Anyway, that is another location where extra food gets put out. I will say, that feeding locations do sometimes (because of food leftovers in the sun, and ... excrement ....) sometimes a bit of a smell. But that top of the rock road is worth getting...More