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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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  • It must be said that St Michaels Cave is a geological marvel but to be honest once you have seen one stalactite / stalagmite you have seen all that is on offer at the Cave unless you happen to be ther...  more »
  • The cave is cavernous, damp and dark and quite spectacular. I didn't care for the ever-changing colored lights that sometimes created a very touristy atmosphere.  more »
  • Very beautiful formations. The lighting is a little cheesy-they change up the colors; but it does come out well on photos!  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
  • 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
  • Nice relaxing place to visit once on The Rock. The cave is not massive ,but I am sure that it does the "job" , mostly it is for concerts now days. Just sit down for a couple of minutes and enjoy the light show. Entrance fee is included in the £10.00 ticket bought at the main gate.
  • It looks great for the first 10 minutes, but the artificial lighting and music kind of ruins the natural experience.