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Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar

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Explore the plant and animal life of the Rock of Gibraltar while enjoying scenic vistas by climbing Mediterranean Steps, the area's hidden gem. This rough, untouristed path meanders along the eastern face of the rock, through a natural reserve and past several natural caves and some World War II fortifications. The British constructed the steps as part of the army communication system--you can still see two 19th-century coastal defense guns along the way. The relatively challenging climb requires a reasonable level of fitness and isn't suitable for those with a fear of heights. Make Mediterranean Steps part of your personalized Gibraltar itinerary using our Gibraltar online itinerary maker .
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  • This is good for people who are fit. The climb is a bit tiring. You need couple of hours depending on your fitness. The view along the way is scenic.  more »
  • Forget about the cable car!!! Best way to explore the rock is to go from Jew's Gate straight to the top following the Mediterranean Steps (£5 or €7 entry fee for the walkers). The pathways are well ma...  more »
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  • Great opportunity to explore Gibraltar on you own. Walk up Engineers Road and enter the natural park. From the Botanical Gardens it is a 20-30 min walk. You pay 5£ entry fee to the national park as a walker. The steps offer greats view and lead you to the top most attraction on the Rock from where you can easily walk down to all the other ones. No need to pay for cable car or taxi at all.
  • Awesome trek! Would highly recommend over the gondola to get to the peak of The rock of Gibraltar. Note, the hike does get a bit steep at points, but no rock scrambling necessary.
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