Antequera

The monmumental town of Antequera  © Michelle Chaplow
Antequera © Michelle Chaplow

ANTEQUERA "CROSSROADS OF ANDALUCIA"

A visit to this historical Andalucían town is a journey almost 5,000 years back in time, beginning with the Bronze Age and the native Iberians. The timeline is there to be followed in this fascinating city's profusion of burial mounds, dolmens, Roman baths, a Moorish Castle, Gothic churches, Renaissance fountains and baroque bell towers.

The first sighting of Antequera in the distance is that of a typical medieval town, with the spires of her many churches and the walls and towers of the great Moorish fortress silhouetted against the sky. Spread out in the valley below lie rich farmlands irrigated by the Guadalhorce River. For centuries this has been one of Andalucía's most fertile areas, and is currently a leading producer of asparagus, cereals and olives. In summer, its fields turn brilliant yellow with sunflowers.

Find a place to stay in this charming rural area of Málaga province.

Set in beautiful Andalucian countryside, this historic town is rich in fertile land making it Andalucia's top producers of a number of foods like asparagus, cereals and olives. A stay here offers… More →

Antequera is a very popular tourist destination and, as a result, has a number of high quality hotels dotted in and around the town. Being located just half an hour from Málaga, it is a great… More →

Just outside Antequera you can visit three 5000-year-old dolmens: Menga Dolmen (the largest in Europe) and Viera Dolmen, which are both located just outside the town, while El Romeral Dolmen is a… More →

Antequera Cuidad station is the old train station just to the north of the town at the end if the aptly named Avenida Estacion. From here there were regional trains on the following route until… More →

There is an art gallery in the Unicaja premises in calle Ramon y Cajal, 2. Open weekdays between 19.00 and 21.00.

There is only one course in Antequera and that is the aptly named Antequera Golf course. The course at 650 metres above sea level is situated between the Torcal mountains and La Vega de Antequera… More →

In this wildlife park near Antequera, you can see four different species of wolves, including the native Iberian wolf, in a semi-natural habitat. You're taken on… More →

The enormous 880m-high crag of limestone that overlooks the town and valley of Antequera is known as La Peña de los Enamorados, or "The Lovers' Rock" and it is also called "the Lovers Leap". The… More →

The city of Antequera contains a wealth of fascinating monuments. Visit the recently excavated Roman baths, the magnificent Renaissance church of Santa Marí­a la Mayor Church, the Church of… More →

Antequera has numerous bars here are some of the most interesting.

Antequera is famous for a dish called "Porra Antequerana", which is a very thick style gazpacho. Also from Antequera are the wonderful, soft, "rustic-style" buns called "molletes". These are sold… More →

El Torcal park and the protected EL Torcal Natural Area is known for it's unusual limestone rock formations. Located about 30 km north of Málaga city in the direction of Antequera near the village… More →

These are the main annual festivals celebrated in Antequera: Semana Santa, Señor de la Salud y de las Aguas, Spring Fair, Royal Fair of August and Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.

Antequera is filled with small shops usually run as family businesses. However, there are also modern shopping centres, including a fully equipped "Hipermarket" on the outskirts of the city. It is… More →

Among the most popular sporting activities in the Antequera region are horse riding, trekking and golf. Also, inside the city there are numerous opportunies to join organized sport activities and… More →

Tourist offices in Antequera: Town Hall Tourist Department, Municipal Tourist Office and Tourist Center.

Visit these museums in Antequera city. Before planning your itinerary, it's always best to ring the museums you wish to see and confirm the opening hours.

The Parks in Antequera are Paraje Natural del Torcal, El Chorro, Jardín de la Plaza de Toros, Jardines del Rey, Río de la Villa and Corazón de Jesús.

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