There’s Monkeys in Europe!!!
And NO I’m not talking about drunken Aussies stumbling through the streets after a Pub Crawl.
I’m talking about the Barbary Macaque population in Gibraltar.


Gibraltar is the 2.6 square mile rock that borders Spain but is actually a British Overseas Territory.
At the top of this rock is a population of about 250 monkeys and they might just be the worst thieves in all of Europe.

Gibraltar from the bus.
Gibraltar from the bus.

I was visiting a friend from there and he was telling me about many tourists that have food and bags taken right out of their hands by the monkeys.
Ruthless little criminals, but they’re so damn cute though.

The easy life.
The easy life.

I didn’t notice any of them being out of control besides sitting on peoples cars.
Most were just napping or hanging around being as curious about us as we were about them.

"Don't mind us, we'll just sit around here for a bit."
“Don’t mind us, we’ll just sit around here for a bit.”

When we finally started to drive out of that area my friend ashed some of his cigarette out the window.
A monkey jumped off a wall onto the side of the car thinking the cigarette was some type of food.
After a few more meters of driving(we were driving slow) the monkey decided he had enough of his free ride and jumped back onto another wall.

"You guys have any food for me?"
“You guys have any food for me?”

I recommend hanging out in Gibraltar with the monkeys if you’re in the south of Spain.
But remember to have your passport with you because it is actually the U.K. and they’ll need to check it before you are allowed in.
Another friend of mine, who was living and studying in Spain, tried to join me in Gibraltar.
Consequently she was kept back at the border because she didn’t have her passport.

Wild monkeys in Gibraltar.


Have you been to Gibraltar to see the monkeys?
Tell me about it in the comments below.

Jeremiah Cooper

Jeremiah Cooper

Welcome to Live Life Extreme, a travel blog about thrill-seeking, adventurous travel through some of the largest cities to off the beaten path getaways.

My name is Jeremiah and I'm an Arizona desert rat in search of the next adrenaline pumping adventure.
Follow me as I show you What and What Not to do when visiting new places in search of Cheap Travel and Cheap Thrills.
Jeremiah Cooper

Latest posts by Jeremiah Cooper (see all)

Spread the love

Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notify of