Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

4.1
#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. Plan to visit Upper Rock Nature Reserve during your Gibraltar vacation using our convenient Gibraltar trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We bought the combined ticket for the cable car and nature reserve for £22 which is worth it if you plan on visiting all of the attractions that are included - St. Michael's Caves, The Great Siege Tun...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Amazing close up encounters with the infamous monkeys. As cheeky and daring as you see them on TV. Baby monkeys clinging to mothers whilst others jump from tree to rocks. BEWARE though as on TV they r...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Park does not seem to be anything care, is too exploited to tourists. The best views and the cable car and the kindness of those who work in this transport. From what I've seen today people does not respect the peace of the monkeys give them to eat and treat them as toys... I've seen as a the taxi service guide throwing a monkey food and when the monkey is to approached him as to scared... Awful, shameful I did not want to be part of these attitudes and I decided to get off...
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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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