Antequera - Fact 4 - Climb every mountain

The extraordinary limestone rock formations of El Torcal, Antequera. © Michelle Chaplow
The extraordinary limestone rock formations of El Torcal, Antequera.

Within easy reach of Antequera you will find two amazing rock attractions: El Torcal park, with its extraordinary limestone rock formations, including la Copa (the wine glass), el Lagaro (the lizard) and la Loba (the she-wolf); and El Chorro gorge, sheer 400-metre rock walls, through which the river Guadalhorce flows. A precipitous walkway above called Caminito del Rey (the King's Path - Alfonso XIII opened the path) offers spectacular views but is officially closed to poor maintenance; while dangerous and certainly not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo, it is still used.

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