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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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  • Stopped here during our tour of the rock. It was an amazing sight to see the natural cavern which hosts many concerts and activities. Stalagmites and stalactites are the main features of the cave whic...  more »
  • Coloured lighting is used to pick out the features in these large caves. Although there are different levels, steps and handrails are provided so it's easy to walk around. The first part is sometimes ...  more »
  • Not the most memorable cave I've seen, but certainly worth visiting as part of the Upper Rock ticket. There's a huge open space cleverly lit with changing-coloured lights where concerts are performed,...  more »
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  • Ethereal Cathedral like, wonderful acustics must be great to attend a concert there. Natures own wonder. Must visit. We had a wonderful taxi tour guide very knowlegable. Safes all the walking up very steep hills.
  • A decent show cave ruined by flashing multicoloured lights and banal music earplugs could not dim. More school disco than wonder of nature. I'd need a head transplant to like what they'd done.
  • Really amazing. Nature at it's best. When you're in Gibraltar you must visit here
  • A show cave and auditorium well worth a visit. Must be amazing to hear a concert in there. Is part of the bus tour of the sights.
  • Probably the coolest place on earth I have visited. The history along with the view is magnificent.

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