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Apes Den

#6 of 70 things to do in Gibraltar Features Animals
Old Queen's Road, Gibraltar
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Old Queen's Road, Gibraltar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There weren't too many monkeys in the area marked as the Apes' Den on the map, but if you follow the looong staircase up to the top you will be treated with several families of monkeys. And maybe even some babies too. The tour guides...More

Thank Langley4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was a bit afraid but had no need to be. Don't touch them and you'll be fine. Worth seeing them. Especially the little babies. So cute.

Thank Lkfox
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must place to go when visiting Gibraltar. We took a tour up the rock and benefited from the knowledge that Carlos our driver had. Also the macaques know the drivers and so a more interactive experience with them is possible. It was all that...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite many tourist guides warning of the aggressive monkeys we found a family which was very tame. One of them even showed us his skill in opening a zip. Definitely a must

Thank elmoast
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place...I was on a taxi bus tour or would have spent a lot more time here. The taxi driver was knowledgeable about the apes and knew which ones were the nicer ones. My daughter and I had apes SIT ON OUR SHOULDER!!...More

Thank scahound
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After touring the cave we watched the apes put on a show for us. They did what they wanted when they wanted. We saw about 25 of the 240 plus apes on the Rock. It was neat to see the black babies clinging to their...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an experience unlike any other to see apes and monkeys, this is it. I fed them peanuts at the caves as there was only a few. At the main apes den however I kept my bag and sunglasses etc in the tour bus as...More

Thank jordanneboal
Reviewed 1 week ago

such lively little animal awaiting the chance to grab anything you had in hands and food was snatched from folks and they sat near by to enjoy the spoils..no fear at all of humans and if windows are open on cars or buses they will...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Apes Den though not sure what we would see. When we arrived it was simply a feeding station for the apes. the floor was scattered bits of fruit and vegetable. Very untidy looking.

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful and informative experience . I would recommend it to all my friends . Even though I gave vertigo did not feel afraid

Thank drwaters2016
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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.
27 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.