Antequera is a historic city located in the heart of Andalusia. It has a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years, with influences from the prehistoric, Roman, Moorish, and Christian periods.
The city is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the Torcal de Antequera natural park, which is famous for its unique rock formations. Antequera is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Dolmens of Antequera, which are prehistoric burial chambers, and the Alcazaba, a Moorish castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city.
Guided tours in and around Antequera
Visitors can also explore the city’s many historic buildings, churches, and museums, and enjoy the local cuisine and vibrant culture. With its rich history and natural beauty.
Top three things to do whilst in Antequera
- Visit the Dolmens of Antequera: These are prehistoric burial chambers that date back thousands of years. They are located just outside of the city and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Explore the Alcazaba: This is a Moorish castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city. You can explore the ruins of the castle and enjoy views of the surrounding countryside.
- Torcal de Antequera: This is a natural park just outside the city that is known for its unique rock formations. There are several hiking trails that take you through the park and offer stunning views of the landscape.
Peña de los Enamorados
Peña de los Enamorados is a natural landmark located near Antequera also known as “The Lovers’ Rock”. It is a unique geological formation that resembles a sleeping giant lying on its back. According to local legend, the rock formation is named after a tragic love story between a Christian man and a Muslim woman who were forbidden to be together due to their different religions. They chose to leap to their deaths from the rock rather than be separated, and their bodies were found entwined in an eternal embrace.
Hotels in Antequera
Its highly reccomened to stay overnight in Antequera and there are a lot of fantastic hotels and guest houses to choosefrom. Here are a few to get you started.
Getting to Antequera from Ronda
The most convenient way to travel between Ronda and Antequera is by car. The distance is approximately 75 kilometers (47 miles). Just take the A367 to Campillos then the A384 to Antequera.
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