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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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • June 14, 2017
    Nice cave. Few shops just outside. Cave was really clean. There was some concert rehearsal goino when we visited it was really nice experience which i can upload the movie
  • June 25, 2017
    Loved the cave but you need mobility for stairs. Lovely ambiance, lights and music. Worth a visit.
  • July 2, 2017
    Nice clean cave, beautiful, the restaurant serves a nice variety of meals. Good for a pit stop while walking to the top!
  • May 14, 2017
    Nice relaxing place. Nothing much to see when inside the caves but you could admire the rock formations (stalactites, stalagmites). It would have been good if you go there for a concert event.
  • June 12, 2017
    Cool, vast caves, though it would be nicer without the wierd instrumental popsongs they play all through the caves. A more solemn vibe would suit it better

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