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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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  • Everyone who gave this cave 5 stars and says it’s the nicest cave they have ever seen... were paid to say that. It’s definitely not worth visiting but of course if you already paid for the tour, just ...  more »
  • We expected alot more but instead the cave was just a few minutes. Really disappointed. We also just wanted to visit 2 places in the mountains but instead had to pay for everything.  more »
  • The cave is beautiful, the colorful lights create amazing effects. Take good shoes, as floors are wet and there are many puddles. Not suitable for strollers (when we were buying tickets for cable car ...  more »
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  • 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 Mondays are in the same area they are more entertaining especially seeing them in their natural habitat
  • A really great cave. But I find it very sad when humans destroy nature. They were playing pop music and had flashing lights. I’ve been to many other caves where you with lights can make the impression better. This however made it worse. I’ve not been here on a concert.
  • Awesome place! One of the best caves I’ve seen. Make sure to go all the way down in the cave! Don’t miss the small staircase!
  • A great cave - but there is nothing much - it’s a small stroll for a couple of photos and that’s it so would not recommend! Lots of steps all around!
  • Beautiful formations, very interesting to visit. The only thing that I found bothering is that the lights change color very quickly, so it's a problem when taking photos and trying to get the correct colour adjustment. But apart from that, it's worth the visit. There is a shop and toilets at the entrance.
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