Photo Friday: The Barbary Apes of Gibraltar
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Photo Friday: The Barbary Apes of Gibraltar

One of Gibralter’s famous Barbary Apes at the top of The Rock.

A 7-minute cable car ride transports you to the top of “The Rock” of Gibraltar. Besides stunning views, the Rock is known for being home to Europe’s only Barbary Macaque population of tailless monkeys. Locally, the monkeys are referred to as Barbary Apes.

According to popular legend, Gibraltar will remain under British rule as long the Barbary Apes exist on Gibraltar.

The monkeys are featured in the popular Stieg Larsson novel, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.

Read about our visit to Gibraltar here.

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  • location villa espagne October 31, 2010, 11:30 pm

    Good picture of the Barbary Apes.I have to travel to the Gibraltar during next vacation.Can i get more knowledge about the tourist places and attraction near by Gibraltar.

  • janis November 1, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Here’s a link with Gibraltar tourism information http://www.gibraltar.com/