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Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar

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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. Make Mediterranean Steps part of your personalized Gibraltar itinerary using our Gibraltar online itinerary maker .
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  • August 16, 2017
    We took a small group shore excursion with our ship when we docked in Gibraltar. The professional guide took us on the most strenuous trail climbing on rocks all the way to the top. It was a really st...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A little challenging but even those who struggled made it to the top (Bravo!!). No time cut-offs. Take as many breaks as you need - lots and lots of spots (every few steps) to pause and enjoy the glor...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Starting from the cable car car park, I walked up Europa Road, then Engineer Road up to Jew's gate. I paid 50p as a walker in the nature reserve and the attendant pointed me cheerfully in the right di...  more »

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