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St. Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

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Geologic Formation Cave
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. Plan to see St. Michael's Cave and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gibraltar tour planner.
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  • Cave in which is used for concerts and can enter visit if you upload to see the monkeys in Gibraltar
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  • If this is your first visited the cave in life-will do for you. And for the people that were in the cave of the cold, whether in Slovakia, it will not be anything special. The cave itself is cute, but a little annoying is this game of lights, by which time it's hard to notice the same cave.
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  • Vistied this cave. It looked cool n all (wasn't sure what the music was about) but takes about 5 minutes to walk around. The overpriced café next door is a complete rip-off.  more »
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  • 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
  • Loved the cave but you need mobility for stairs. Lovely ambiance, lights and music. Worth a visit.
  • Nice clean cave, beautiful, the restaurant serves a nice variety of meals. Good for a pit stop while walking to the top!
  • 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.
  • 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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