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“Worth a visit - once”
Review of St. Michael's Cave

St. Michael's Cave
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My wife managed this, and she is claustrophobic- thought this was worth getting in for those needing to know.

As a cave visit, we had about 20 minutes as part of a tour, but if you wanted to see a lower level (not for claustrophobic sufferers) I think 45 minutes is needed.

You enter at the top of a caveman theatre, a huge cavern which clearly has been used for concerts with permanent seating installed. The stalagmites and stalagtites are lit with changing colours and beautiful for it. The musical background adds to the atmosphere.

You have to follow a route downwards, careful on slippery steps but there are feet grips and stair rails so safe for most if you take care.

More areas to see have lit coloured limestone which make for a pleasant experience. The lower area has more to offer but is perhaps more slippery, a few more steps (metal step ways) and needs more time.

You are led towards the exit which is lower than the entrance and you get to meet the Barbary Apes that live in these parts - entertainment in themselves!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We opted to have a tour as the cable car was closed. This was our only opportunity inside the Rock, so I'm very glad we saw it. With some classical music and accents of colored lights, you may wander around; the place is truly gorgeous. As a concert venue it must be intimate and cozy; however, for the strolling visitor, it is quite impressive and delightful. It is a unique attraction. Be prepared for some steps, some dimness, and dampness -- and be prepared to find it more charming than you might think.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely experience, soft music playing inn the back ground and superb lighting of the rock formations in the cave. It was a nice place to hang out away from the afternoon sun and relax and look at the underground wonder. It is a shame there was not a live band playing at the time as the acoustics would be brilliant.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful example of caves and their formation. Has fairly steep steps and was wet inside. Goes down along way. Lit by coloured lights at times.
Entrance to this was included in the full price ticket which made it very good value along with other entrance fees on the rock

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A huge cave which goes down deep. Well worth a visit, will not take you long but good value with the rest of the sights on the same ticket

Thank Alan P
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