The enclave of Antequera, Malaga
Antequera is a municipality in the province of Malaga.
In the heart of the immense Andalusian region…is the city of Antequera.
A beautiful place with white churches and corners of impressive beauty that will dazzle you.
One of its greatest tourist attractions is the so-called Site of the Dolmens of Antequera…
Which is made up of two natural sites such as the Peña de los Enamorados..
And the El Torcal de Antequera Natural Site.
As well as the archaeological site formed by the three dolmens:
Menga dolmen, Viera dolmen and El Romeral tholos.
What to see in Antequera, Malaga?
The city of Antequera has many places that you can visit.
Because it is one of the richest cities in heritage and monuments in the province of Malaga.
The whole environment is a masterful blend of urban and religious design.
Here you will find streets of majestic architecture, small palaces of the aristocracy.
And in each corner, a square, a fountain or a corner populated with flowerpots.
The characteristic sign of the town is the fact that there are a total of 33 religious temples.
But you also have many more attractions to see in Antequera:
The Caminito del Rey (Antequera, Malaga)
To the north of the province of Malaga.
In the Los Ardales Natural Park and very close to Antequera.
You will find the famous Caminito del Rey path.
A via ferrata previously known as one of the most dangerous in the world.
But which today is one of the safest to travel.
On the way, you will see a splendid view of the El Chorro gorge…
Where the Guadalhorce river flows more than 100 meters high.
One of the many must-sees that you must do during your vacation in Antequera.
El Torcal (Antequera, Malaga)
Known for the natural landscape of El Torcal .
If there is something wonderful to see in the Antequera region, it is El Torcal.
This unique nature reserve in Europe is located south of the city of Antequera.
It amazes with its impressive landscapes and karst rock formations…
A set of limestone, whose origin dates back more than 200 million years…
when the sea covered the region.
In this place, many priceless prehistoric marine fossils have also been found.
It will surprise you with its thousand abysses and caves…
Formed by the dissolution of limestone rocks.
Menga Dolmen of Antequera, Malaga.
The Dolmen de Menga is known as the largest megalithic settlement in Europe.
A huge funerary pantheon with rocks weighing more than 180 tons.
That cover a corridor and ends in a burial chamber.
It is also the only one that has a well, the building of which is still a mystery.
Dolmen of Viera of Antequera, Malaga.
The Dolmen of the Viera Brothers is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb.
It was discovered between 1903 and 1905..
By the brothers Antonio and José Viera de Antequera…
Who also discovered El Romeral.
This one is built with an orthostatic technique:
Large stones in a vertical position.
It consists of a long corridor made up of twenty-seven stones.
Which leads to a rectangular chamber.
It is presumed to be a burial chamber.
Although only silica and bone tools and ceramics were discovered there.
Tholos of El Romeral. Antequera, Malaga.
It is an 11th century Alcazaba that has parts of the 14th century.
It has mainly 12 points of interest that you can visit:
First: the Dungeon.
Second: the Christian door of the Alcazaba.
Third: the White Tower.
Fourth. the Tower of Homage.
Fifth: the Nasrid Aljibe.
Sixth: the Aljama Mosque.
Seventh: the Roman Tomb.
Eight: the Torre del Quiebro.
Nineth: the Torre de la Bisagra.
Tenth: the Walls of Levante Barbacanas.
And finally: the Casa del Corregidor.
Tito Pepe Gardens.
This garden served as a recreation area in the 19th century for the bourgeoisie.
Later, one of the most emblematic buildings in Spain was built: the Plaza de Toros.
This square served as a tourist attraction in Antequera.
And its gardens are dedicated to José Herrero, a bullfighter known as “Tito Pepe.”
Today it is an ideal scenic place to walk and rest, while enjoying the fantastic climate of Malaga.
Where to eat in Antequera, Malaga?.
During your tour of the city of Antequera, you can find several places to enjoy its wonderful gastronomy.
In the Coso Viejo square there are several restaurants where you can taste the typical food of the city.
These are other great options.
This multifaceted place serves as a bakery, cafe, bar and ice cream parlor all in one.
It’s especially good for breakfast and popular with churros addicts.
It is a great place for cheap and varied tapas that can give you a sample of local dishes…
Such as cochinillo (suckling pig) or porra antequerana.
There are also stacked toasts: open sandwiches on toast.
Located at Calle Encarnación, 8.
It is located on Calle San Agustín, 1.
This restaurant is perfect if you want to eat an affordable menu…
With homemade dishes made with market products.