St Michael's Cave

Local nameSt Michael's Cave
LocationGibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

St. Michael's Cave or Old St. Michael's Cave is the name given to a network of limestone caves located within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, at a height of over 300 metres above sea level. According to Alonso Hernández del Portillo, the first historian of Gibraltar, its name is derived from a similar grotto in Monte Gargano near the Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo in Apulia, Italy, where the archangel Michael is said to have appeared.It is the most visited of the more than 150 caves found inside the Rock of Gibraltar, receiving almost 1,000,000 visitors a year.

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Address Spur Battery Road, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

Coordinates 36°7'34.12" N -5°20'43.889" E

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