Pillars of Hercules

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Pillars of Hercules

The first stop on entry to the Nature reserve, and a great indicator of things to come. The Pillars of Hercules are our representation of Gibraltar’s ties to Greek mythology – namely the 12 labours of Hercules.

From this platform you can see out to our sister pillar Jebel Musa, the story surrounding both is one of truly epic feats. According to legend, Hercules passed through here to take the cattle of Geryon – his tenth labour – and opened the strait, creating the pillars which received his name.

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