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.