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Apes Den

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Old Queen's Road, Gibraltar
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“monkey business” (21 reviews)
“cable car” (68 reviews)
Old Queen's Road, Gibraltar
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked from the Rock Hotel all the way to the apes den, basically from the bottom to mid mountaint. We started to see them along the way but by the time we got closer to the den, there were loads of them. One of...More

Thank embcn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These are wild animals, and will pinch your food, handbag, mobile phone, in fact anything that you are holding that is small, and they can easily grab!! Be very careful!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to easily see these animals. Last free-roaming in Europe so don't feed or touch them. If you are hiking up or down, you may not be able to avoid touching them Ha ha.

Thank ICUR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They tried to steal my wife’s sun glasses which was a highlight. To be honest just be careful they are quite aggressive so don’t get too close and don’t try and feed them they are going to have it off you very quickly but as...More

Thank barcaranger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to get their around 2:30 and the apes were mostly just sitting or laying around. There was a lot of grooming. Everyone was able to get close for photo opportunities and the apes didn’t seem to care one bit. Big one, small...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can be fun but if you are a little nervous about apes make sure your guide knows this and doesn't encourage one to sit on your head.

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a chance to visit with these characters twice now, and each time it was a different experience. First time in a larger group (and van) we did not get up as high to see them, but they were quite an experience. second...More

Thank JDB68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a unique experience to see wild monkeys on top of the Rock. Make sure you lock all food and lock your bags, so the monkeys can’t get in. Don’t have sunglasses, hats or anything that the monkeys can take. DO not feed them....More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you are up near the Cable Car station you see loads of monkeys. The nearby roads towards St Michael’s Cave you see more and there is one of the various Dens the monkeys get food from. As far as I could see wandering around...More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The apes den is where they are kept at various parts of the day and at night. Not really much for tourists to see here - especially when you visit during the day and they are quite empty.

Thank Paul C
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Kate M
19 August 2016|
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
Kate M
19 August 2016|
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Response from Fiona F | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the apes den easily by going up in the cable car or you can take a taxi trip up which takes in all the important sights, apes den included.
26 September 2015|
Response from grannyca |
No.you can get there by road either self drive or by taking a tour. Views are fantastic from the rock so don't miss it.