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“Beautiful and worth a visit”
Review of St. Michael's Cave

St. Michael's Cave
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

St. Michael's Cave is, well, just one big cave but it's very beautiful and interesting, the stalactites and stalagmites are just spectacular. There is no guided tour or anything, you just walk at your own pace. There's concrete floor and stairs everywhere so it's fairly easy to walk around. Note that the cave contains of two sections; the upper section is where the concerts take place but there's also the lower section which is easy to miss if you just follow the "exit" signs. Overall you should expect to spend 20-30 minutes in the cave. The ticket costs 10 pounds / 13 Euros (adult prices) and is also valid for the other attractions at the Upper Rock.

There are also toilets, a bar/restaurant and a souvenir shop here.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was not what we expected. The cave is huge and easy to walk. The cave is located about two-thirds of the way up the rock of Gibraltar. Neanderthals lived here and whale bones have been found suggesting that possibly this cave was underwater at one time. The stalactites and stalagmites are incredible as they are illuminated with various colored light hues. The Queen visited here on her visit in 1954. The cave is also used as an auditorium due to the perfect acoustics.

Thank journeymaid48
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Well lit and easy to walk in. Pity we did not have enough time to explore the lower section of the cave. The souvenir shop at the entrance had the most hostile woman (age in her mid 20s) at the cashier that I had ever seen in a shop. She played with her smartphone constantly, gave the impression that we should not disturb her and could not be bothered with any customer service. This person should be sacked. She does not deserve to have a job.

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

What else can be said, but amazing--Mother Nature at her finest, enhanced by the lights and easily maneuvered walkways. This is a short stop, but worth walking in, I can only imagine how great the acoustics must be when they hold concerts in here.

Thank Annette R
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

St. Michael's cave has two portions. The more famous and the one most tourist see is the upper cave. If you have tour many caverns, like me, you will probably find this one disappointing. It is very short, has some nice stalactites and stalagmites and some nice drapery. The entire tour takes only about 30 minutes with long historical stories from the guide. I would not tour this cave for the price if I were not touring it as part of a combination tour that include the cave, the cable car and the siege tunnels. There just isn't that much to see. There is a longer lower cave that looks to be far more interesting, but I did not have time to tour it. That tour takes almost three hours and requires getting a bit dirty. I hope to return someday and tour it.

Thank Tennessee50plus
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