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April 10, 2007
The Upper Rock is must-see when visiting Gibraltar, the ticket includes entry to a number of attractions and the nature reserve itself, with its awe-inspiring views and roaming packs of Barbary Apes. If you're fit enough to do a mile or two of downhill walking, the cable car trip is the best way to see the Upper Rock. Alternatively, taxis are more expensive but reasonably good, there are organised excursions on buses, or you can walk or drive yourself for a small fee. The half-mile long cable lift ride is in itself a pleasure, lifting you up 350 metres to a viewing station on one of the highest peaks of the Rock, giving spectacular views of the town and bay of Gibraltar and over to Spain and Morocco. There aren’t many places where you can see three countries on two different continents.
The road down into town passes the Apes’ Den and St Michael’s Cave – both worth visiting. Further on you will find the Great Siege Tunnels and World War II tunnels, vast networks of passages carved inside the Rock and perhaps the most ingenious defence system devised by man. The Great Siege tunnels were built in the 18th century to enable guns to be placed on the North face of the Rock, outflanking the Spanish advance, entry is free and very much worth a quick look. The WW2 tunnels are run by a separate company and are reviewed separately, but are also highly recommended.
From journal Tips from a Gibraltarian
by Coronado Bob & Berie
April 18, 2004
From journal Spring on the Coast in Andalucia
April 5, 2004
by Dundee Scotty
Dundee, United Kingdom
February 25, 2004
The short journey across the runway, which runs between the border and the town of Gibraltar, is quite spectacular and exciting, especially if you have to stop to let a plane land or if you have to hurry to get to the other side when the warning sounds. We took the cable car up to the top of the rock and the views are fabulous – you can see Spain, Africa, the Straits, all the ships; it’s quite surreal. We then walked down to the Apes Den and there I fell in love with all the apes -- they tell you not to feed them, but everyone does. Just be careful of your sunglasses and sun hats -- they make off with them in a flash, never to be seen again. I could have stayed there all day just watching the antics of the apes and their babies. Then it was down into town to do a bit of shopping -- everything is so cheap.
Then we went back to the bus, which was waiting at the harbour, for the journey home. We booked the tour through Club Calahonda and were picked up at the resort and returned to the resort at the end of the trip.
From journal Calahonda - our first Spanish Holiday
Williams Lake, British Columbia
August 26, 2000
St. Michaels caves is a separate tour which is discussed in an attached activity journal. The Barbary Apes were brought to the island and have thrived. They are used as a cheap tourist attraction, but were entertaining. More detail in the attached activity journal.
From journal Gibraltar
Des Moines, Iowa, Afghanistan
From journal A touch of Britain on the Mediteranian
Oxford, United Kingdom
September 14, 2010
From journal Independence Around the Med
by Wayne Jordan
January 28, 2001
From journal Holidays in the Mediterranean