Antequera is a town of Roman origin (Anticaria), which later took the name of Antaqira during the Muslim period.
The Alcazaba (fortress during the Al-Andalus period) also leaves a magnificent legacy from that period. Antequera is a city that offers many treasures to the visitor.
This is largely due to its development in the eighteenth century when many religious congregations settled there as well as many families from the nobility.
Antequera was even nicknamed “the Convent City” with its 33 churches (including 12 convents and some monasteries). The nobility also built several palaces in the city. As a result, the city was very active in terms of art (both temple and palace decoration).
The Iglesia Colegial de San Sebastián with its golden sculpture on top of the bell tower is a very good example (see photo below)
A visit to Antequera also offers a magnificent view of the Peña de los Enamorados (nicknamed the Indian head).
It is a limestone rock that is now a World Heritage Site and is an icon of the Antequera landscape.
For the record, the name of the Peña de los Enamorados comes from a legend from the Middle Ages, precisely from the end of the Al-Andalus period, which tells of the impossible love of young lovers (enamorados).
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Details of the private tour of Antequera
Your group can be composed of 1 to 12 people.
Price: 10€/pers (children from 7 to 14 years old: 5€), with a minimum of 60€ for your group.
Duration: 2 hours
Your guide will adapt to your pace and can personalize the visit.
NB: the price does not include the possible entrance tickets for the few paying monuments, if you want to visit them in addition to the city. Alcazaba visit (6€/person and 3€ for children and pensioners), and Iglesia del Carmen visit (2€/pers).
To book, a form is available below.