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St. Michaels Cave

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St Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar is a natural cave located in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve of Gibraltar, sitting at 300 metres above sea level. St Michael’s Cave is one of the most popular places to visit and Gibraltar tours, attracting visitors from around the world with its stunning formations and fascinating history.

St Michael’s cave in Gibraltar has been known and to be used by humans for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that St Michael’s cave was used by the Neanderthals as a shelter and for various other purposes. It has also been used by the British during the Great Siege of Gibraltar as civilian refuge from the bombardments done by Spanish and French enemies. During World War II, it was also used as storage for war ammunition and as an emergency hospital. This popular Gibraltar attraction is a very accessible Gibraltar attraction for all ages and abilities, our Gibraltar Tours guide can drop you at the very entrance to the St. Michael’s Cave.

St Michael’s Cave is naturally formed from the limestone rock that makes up the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, and it is believed to be over 200,000 years old. The cave system consists of several large chambers, each with its unique formations, colours, and textures.

One of the most impressive features of St Michael’s Cave is its stalactites and stalagmites. These formations are created over thousands of years as water drips down from the ceiling of the cave and leaves mineral deposits behind. The result is a beautiful and intricate array of pointed, jagged formations that cover the walls and floors of the cave.

Recently St. Michael’s Cave has introduced a whole new Gibraltar Tour experience called The Awakening, creating a mesmerising and almost hypnotic atmosphere that is unique to this cave, with an immersive light and sound show. The Awakening Light show illuminates sculptures older than time as it walks you through the history of the Rock of Gibraltar. If you book any of our Gibraltar Tours packages, be it our Silver Tour of Gibraltar, Gold Tour of Gibraltar, Diamond Tour of Gibraltar or Platinum Tour of Gibraltar, St. Michael’s Cave Gibraltar Attraction will be included in your visit around the Rock of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Rock Tours, will take you on a private and guided tour of the cave system, covering the major chambers and formations. The Gibraltar Tours guides are knowledgeable about the history and geology of the cave and provide interesting and informative commentary throughout the Private or Semi-private Tour.

In addition to the Gibraltar rock tours dedicated solemly to passing visitors, St. Michael’s Cave is also used for various events and performances throughout the year. The acoustics of the cave are said to be excellent, making it a popular venue for concerts, theatre performances, and other events. This is another thing to do in Gibraltar, during your visit to the Rock of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar’s St Michael’s Cave is a fascinating and beautiful natural wonder that is not to be missed when planning your things to do in Gibraltar in one day’s visit. Its stunning formations, fascinating history, and unique atmosphere make it a must-see Gibraltar attraction for anyone interested in the natural world or human history.


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