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Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar

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Hiking Trail Historic Walking Area
Explore the plant and animal life of the Rock of Gibraltar while enjoying scenic vistas by climbing Mediterranean Steps, the area's hidden gem. This rough, untouristed path meanders along the eastern face of the rock, through a natural reserve and past several natural caves and some World War II fortifications. The British constructed the steps as part of the army communication system--you can still see two 19th-century coastal defense guns along the way. The relatively challenging climb requires a reasonable level of fitness and isn't suitable for those with a fear of heights. Work out when and for how long to visit Mediterranean Steps and other Gibraltar attractions using our handy Gibraltar trip builder.
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  • Views, amazing. Sense of achievement, brilliant. Shame of having to be on all fours to climb up the last 100 or so steps because you are seriously unfit ! ... priceless  more »
  • Stairs, escalators and stairs again. It's hard to say whether it is better to enter them, but go down. Definitely would not recommend in the summer, when the heat. You can give up the ghost. Even though the fantastic views and at times portions of the path as with Lord of the rings.
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  • Not good if your not a great walker. Its more like a rock climb getting up there. The views are alright but if your halfway up and it starts to get dark, its a bit dangerous.  more »

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