Antequera and El Torcal Tours

Visits to Antequera and El Torcal -Natural Park- Tours

Antequera is a city of incredible historical and natural treasures.

Antequera is the geographical centre of Andalusia and offers visitors numerous palaces and religious monuments.

Its environment is exceptional. At the gates of the city, 5 sites have been declared by Unesco as World Heritage Sites.

The ensemble includes three megalithic monuments: the dolmen of Menga, the dolmen of Viera and the tholos of El Romeral, and two natural monuments: the mountain of La Peña de los Enamorados and the karstic Natural Park El Torcal.

What to do and see in Antequera?

A private tour of at least 2 hours with family or friends, at your own pace!

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.

El Torcal Park and the Dolmens Tour

This visit to the dolmens and El Torcal Park – all listed as World Heritage Sites – is quite exceptional.

The dolmens were built more than 4,000 years ago, the oldest being 5,500 years old, and offer an insight into ancient cultures.

For its part, El Torcal offers one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe.

This site is mainly made up of limestone that aggregated on a sea bed 150 million years ago. Over time, the sea disappeared and erosion took its toll with all its “natural sculptures”.

El Torcal has become a must-see on any trip to Andalusia.

You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it.

And few pics of the Dolmens

Details of the guided tour of El Torcal Park and the Dolmens – World Heritage Sites -.

Groups of 2 to 8 people maximum.

Insurance coverage included for the Natural Park.

Please bring walking shoes as the rocks are rough.

Price: 29 euros/person from Antequera  and 39 euros/person from Málaga

The Antequera – El Torcal and Málaga – El Torcal connections are made by Mercedes Vito van.

Duration: 4 hours from Antequera and 5 hours from Malaga

NB: For the return trip to Malaga, we take you to the bus stop of the regular line to Malaga.

To book, a form is available just below.

Booking Antequera and El Torcal Tours

“Private Tour of Antequera” and/or “Guided Tour of El Torcal Natural Park and Dolmens”

Just fill in the small form below.

We will get back to you as soon as possible by message on Whatsapp or by e-mail.

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