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Stephon C
Gaithersburg, MD258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was the first time I have had such a close encounter with a wild monkey. These guys and girls are something to behold. They are food motivated so when they hear vehicles stop in the vicinity they come from everywhere. They look and wait for any opportunity to still your food. This is a must see.
Written January 16, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Visiting "The Rock of Gibraltar" and its "Gibraltar Nature Reserve", apes will be always on your way! These are the "Barbary monkeys"! Some 300 of them are living in the reserve. Probably they are originated from an escape of North África's animals being transported into Spain. They are cute, but never pets. Do not feed them, don't even touch them. They are tricky, fast and may be quite dangerous, principally if they sniff food inside your bags and backpacks. Beware of your belongings - caps, scarves, glasses, cellphones, bags and bottles - at all times! They may be interested in them. Just respect the "Barbary monkeys" and they will respect you. Enjoy the park and the awesome views of "The Rock". Beautiful Mediterranean Sea is just below your eyes! Enjoy!
Written March 5, 2020
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avipiti
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,894 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The Ape's Den is located on the way down towards the city. It's another great place to see the monkeys (the other place is next to the feeding station on the top). Make sure all your food is inside closed packs
Written January 5, 2024
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staledale
1,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Pre-purchase your tickets so you will go to the left and straight to the ticket office. The lady will give you wristbands so that you may see other places in the park. Worth the expense in my opinion since this will probably be the only time you're ever going to be here. Walk to different viewing platforms/areas, incredible views! Some apes are passive, but some are quite aggressive. You can see Morocco, but the sun may be in your face when looking in that direction.
Written September 20, 2020
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Linda N
Crewe, UK189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Apes Den was a great experience to see the monkeys hanging around either in trees or on the walls. They are friendly and seem happy to pose for a photo. We went in the morning and they had been feeding so ready to chill. It’s definitely worth the visit.
Written May 1, 2022
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Mackenzie J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This place is amazing because it is nice and high up for a great view and the apes are friendly even though they are a bit mischievous and cheeky. There is a lot of the apes and a lot of area for great photos. You could watch the apes for hours on end, people would not always respect the apes because they were going to stroke them and I wanted to report but wasn’t allowed. I think we should respect these creatures and give them space. Would 100% recommend.
Written April 14, 2022
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EmmaBowler
Exeter, UK182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
I think it's fair to say that it's important to manage your expectation when you go to Apes 'Den.' As far as we experienced it's just a bit of space besides the narrow road with a canopy over the top and a man made / concrete pool of water.
If you have an image of lots of cheeky Barbary monkeys [apparently they are actually monkeys not apes] nicking your food, Ray bans and iPhones it's probably best to downgrade this to seeing one or two sitting on a fence or wall not really doing anything much - that was the sum total of our experience anyway.
That said I only wanted to see one so I got my wish times two, and the views from up there are impressive.
On the disability access front we drive up The Rock to Apes Den which was possible as I have a blue badge - it's not a drive for the fainthearted though as the roads are pretty narrow and dominated by confident minibus and taxi drivers who clearly own the road.
We managed to find a few car parking spaces down from Apes Den where we could safely leave the car for a few minutes [without said bus/taxis potentially driving into it] and I scooted on my mobility scooter back up the hill [maybe a 50-100m or so] to see the monkeys.
It's a sort of 'been there done that' experience, which I'm glad I did but I wish I had managed my own expectations as it wasn't anything like I thought it was going to be!
Written July 9, 2024
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Leif B
Pietarsaari, Finland2,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
When I came out from th St Michael's Cave the apes where everywhere. The were climping at the cars roofs and at walls of St Martin's Cabin. But if you not feed them, they don't do any harm to you. Nice animals, but a little scary, when do you don't know what they do next.
Written October 25, 2022
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
13. 9. 2019 Cute and cheerful animals. Except some people - fools - fed them with fast food and nobody watched it to pay them a fine. Sad. More youtube travel video PSIS-visit. Iva + Petr Prague CZ.
Written February 22, 2020
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Kitti-Zoli
Budapest, Hungary225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We're there in July 2014.
You can meet with lot of funny monkeys.
Be careful because monkeys love to steal small things. :-)
Written August 26, 2017
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