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St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

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Once believed to be the entrance to an undersea passage between Europe and Africa, St. Michael's Cave today hosts concerts, ballets, and other cultural events in its large auditorium. A recently discovered Neolithic bowl proved that the cave was once occupied by prehistoric humans, long before its rediscovery in ancient Roman times. For centuries it was thought to be bottomless, which spawned various legends--such as the one connecting it to the gates of the underworld. At the far end of the main hall, look for the huge stalagmite that fell off the ceiling thousands of years ago. The cross-section revealing its interior structure will show you the natural history of the cave on a miniature scale. To visit St. Michael's Cave on your holiday in Gibraltar, and find out what else Gibraltar has to offer, use our Gibraltar tour itinerary builder app .
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  • A must see if you're touring around Gibraltar. We visited here as part of a Gibraltar Rock Tours by John Lopez which I would highly recommend. The caves have been there for thousands of years and are ...  more »
  • Between the cable car station and the rock there is a spectacular gorge. You're taking all the breath from the sight. You can go through it on foot, too, but I didn't risk that.
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  • This is a great spot to enjoy nature. The cave is extensive and easy to navigate (no crawling!) This venue is used for concerts, so has colorful lighting. Just outside the gates you will find Barbary macaques (monkeys!) This is the only European country where you will find monkeys in the wild!
  • After all I had heard about the Barbary apes I was concerned about stepping foot outside the vehicle.These concerns were unfounded,I did not carry a bag with me just in case. The limestone caves are a cool retreat from the outside heat .This is apparently where the Arch angel Micheal is said to have appeared. The cave is well lit and they even hold concerts here.Beautiful colours under the lights.Easy to move around underfoot.
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