El Tornillo del Torcal Natural Monument

El Tornillo del Torcal Natural Monument

Within the Torcal de Antequera Natural Area is this protected geological feature, the Tornillo del Torcal. Its name - the Screw of Torcal - comes from its distinctive appearance, as its limestone layers have been eroded making them look like the threads twisting around a screw. It is used as a symbol for the Torcal Natural Area. Within this area are other limestone features that resemble everyday objects, like the so-called sombrerillo (small sun hat), ataúd (coffin) and the dado (dice).


There is no accommodation in the small natural area or park. Stay in one of the villages nearby. There are a hotels in Villanueva de la Concepción, and Antequera nearby.

Hotels in Villanueva de la Concepcion

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Finca amorosa

Situated in Villanueva de la Concepción, Finca amorosa features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a bar, a shared lounge and a garden.

There is a private bathroom with shower in every unit, along with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Hotels in Antequera town

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Coso Viejo

Coso Viejo is a typical 18th-century Andalusian house, situated in the historic centre of Antequera. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.

Each bright, spacious room at Coso Viejo is equipped with a free safe and a minibar. A hairdryer and toiletries can be found in the private bathrooms.


From Malaga, head north on the N-331. Immediately past Villanueva de Cauche, at the Puerto de las Pedrizas, turn left towards Villanueva de la Concepción and then right towards Antequera. The Torcal de Antequera is to the northwest of this road.