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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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  • I was blown away by these caves. I want to go back again and again which I did twice while I was there. I recommend this to all as it's a wonderful place to see.  more »
  • The first effect of this cave is a big wow, unexpected great place, allaround is something special! Enjoy it!  more »
  • Absolutely amazing place. Such wonderful rock formations, the coloured lights really show off the rock. I would definitely recommend a visit well worth it so interesting and breathtaking.  more »
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  • It's an awesome experience being deep within a massive cave with stalactites and stalagmites and seeing occasional drips of water fall onto the damp floor, and maybe the odd one on yourself! Adding to the natural splendor are beautiful floodlights changing colors as you walk around with the help of stairs and handrails where necessary. To top it of, very cool music blasts through a very fine sound system. You can't visit Gibraltar and not go up the rock to see this!
  • Beautiful formations and short exploration of the cave. They added lights and sound to I suppose enhance the experience? They have theatre style seat in there for shows. Can't say I would have gone there but it was apart of the tour. The wild Monkeys are in the same area they are more entertaining especially seeing them in their natural habitat
  • Fabulous attraction, concerts also held here. Amazing sound to lights whilst walking around. Not claustrophobic but lost of steps - so not really wheelchair accessible. Would love to go back for a concert someday
  • This was one of my favorite places we visited in Gibraltar. I have been to other caves before, but this place has so much additional history. Hearing the stories about how the locals were forced to create additional tunnels as an escape route in the event that the Nazis invaded gave me chills. This place was truly unique. If I'm ever fortunate to visit Gibraltar in the future, I will contact the Department of Tourism to arrange a visit to see the underground lake. It cannot be scheduled through just any guided tour.
  • This is a very nice cave if you like discotheques and kaleidoscope light shows. But if you actually want to find out more about the history of the cave or it's purpose you're better off reading Wikipedia. In other words a million year old cave climate killed with disco...
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