Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

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#6 of 10 in Parks in Gibraltar
Home to Europe's only population of free-roaming primates as well as nearly 600 species of plants, Upper Rock Nature Reserve also serves as a staging post for thousands of migratory birds. Ride a cable car to the reserve or hike up a narrow road (which you'll share with light traffic). For a bigger challenge, climb the steps running up the east side of the Rock. Hiking or climbing will yield more diverse vistas and encounters with the monkeys in their natural habitat, instead of interacting with them in a large group of tourists. By using our Gibraltar trip itinerary site , you can arrange your visit to Upper Rock Nature Reserve and other attractions in Gibraltar.
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  • The macaques (already more than 400, released) impress by naturalness with they stroll through the inaccessible rocks, but they also approach humans, a little challenging, beware of alpha males, have an aggressive point. Seems like you are in another continent, that Yes, in an enclave of English orbit.
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  • Gorgeous views at the top, just beware, feed the monkeys at your peril, tourists near me were feeding the monkeys peanuts and one jumped first on my shoulders and then sat on my head and played with m...  more »
  • Great walking and chances to see the Apes. The views, especially across to Africa are pretty amazing too!  more »

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There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
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