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Great views over the Gibralta Strait and towards the North Africa coast but not much else here.

Fantastic views over the Gibralta Strait, towards North Africa and the coast of Southern Spain... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Newport, United Kingdom
Nothing special

This place isn't worth heading for by itself. Nothing special and better viees obtained from other... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Michael P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge views and a feeling of history - the Pillars of Hercules! Since ancient times this has been a strategic and significant landmark and it's easy to see why when you stand here. Very cool and very interesting.

Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I walked to the pillars and yes whilst the myth behind it was interesting its just not that great. I would be annoyed paying for it on a tour so if weighing up the costs of the tour, don't think of it as an additional...More

Thank Harvey R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our private tour which allowed us to learn a lot about the Gibraltar sites. Fun place to stop along the tour.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a surprise in a small country full of surprises. High up on the rock itself and best seen as part of a tour, it is a good stopping off point for breathtaking views

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Hercules breaking apart the continents? Obviously some Greek got paid to make that one up! If it convinces you, then carry on and enjoy your holiday!

Thank Bettabus M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

First stop on our Tour of the Rock. Great views of Africa, which give a taste of what is to come as you make your ascent .

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Fantastic views over the Gibralta Strait, towards North Africa and the coast of Southern Spain. Best reached by taxi which will take you onto St Micaheals Cace and the top of the rock.

Thank DavidT6545
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place isn't worth heading for by itself. Nothing special and better viees obtained from other places. It is however included by the Gibraltar taxi tour of the rock.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We visited this attraction as part of a day trip to the Rock. Good vantage point for photos and first chance to see the apes.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the great views to the strait of Gibraltar and over towards Africa. Worth stopping off though 15 minutes is plenty time. We were there on a clear day so could see a long distance and view the many ships too.

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