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Apes Den, Gibraltar

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See the Rock's most famous inhabitants, Barbary macaques, at Apes Den. This small population of the only free-roaming primates in Europe came from North Africa long before the British did. Still, somehow a popular local legend has it that these two groups, if they ever leave, will leave together. These tailless monkeys (not apes) like to interact with humans, although they can be dangerous if irritated or scared. Used to being fed by people, the monkeys will use any opportunity to snatch food from your hands or open bags, so keep your belongings close. With our custom trip planner, Gibraltar attractions like Apes Den can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
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  • The fortification area of the city is inhabited by Barbary Apes that are seemingly everywhere. They are rather brazen and will approach you if you have food!  more »
  • Stopped and spent about 15 minutes looking at scenery and enjoying watching the apes. I even got to hold one with the help of our guide Carlos. They were cute and seemed quite friendly.  more »
  • The monkeys are really cute, they are everywhere and feel really "at home" there. Anyway I am glad I stayed in the car. They are totally freaky, jump on people and you cannot forsee their behaviour. F...  more »