List of caves in Gibraltar

One of the most remarkable of Gibraltar's many caves is St Michael's, large enough to house this comfortable auditorium.

This is an under construction list of all discovered caves in Gibraltar.


It must be remembered that caves form above sea level, and the reason for some caves being located below sea level is that for the better part of the last 100 thousand years, the level of the sea was well below its present level – in fact it went down to up to 120m below its present level. This means that there is a real possibility that the caves which are now underwater were at one time being lived in by people.[1] These caves are the subject of research projects.

Caves above sea level

The caves within the Rock of Gibraltar have been used as shelter during sieges and attacks on the islands for hundreds of years. The caves have also been used to store water and ammunition on a routine basis and historically Neanderthals lived in a number of the caves.

There is thought to be over 200 caves in Gibraltar. That is the caves that are above ground:


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  1. Gibraltar Museum Underwater Research Unit, Underground-Gibraltar, accessed January 2013
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