Description

Without doubt one of Andalusía's most important cities, a constant reference to the history, art, politics, culture, or economy of our region. This is the largest municipality in the province, taken up mainly by a very fertile plain where olive trees and cereals grow, surrounded by overlooked by the Sierras de El Torcal and the Arco Calizo Central (Central Limestone Arch). The Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers' Meeting Point), source of numerous myths and legends, majestically looks over the town.

It privileged geographical location, in the historical communication corridor between Upper and Lower Andalusía, has historically provided it with great cultural and economic riches, such as the numerous archaeological remains of various periods discovered on the territory. The Dolmens of El Romeral, Viera and Menga, the Efebo of Antequera (Ephebe of Antequera) and many other pieces in the City Museum are good examples of this.

Antequera stretches out over the slopes of a hill at the foot of the Sierra de El Torcal (Torcal Mountains) in a network of streets of different character according to the historical period of their construction, dotted with countless monuments of interest: The Monuments complex of La Alcazaba, the Arco de los Gigantes, the Collegiate of Santa María, the Collegate of San Sebastián, the Arco del Nazareno, the Palace of Nájera, the Convent of San José, the Palace of the Marqueses de la Peña, the Saint Eufemia Copvent, the Santiago Church, the Basí­lica of Santo Domingo, etc.

And of course a true monument of nature, El Torcal, a true natural wonder, declared a protected site by the Andalusian government and whose visit is a must.

General information

Tourist Area: Antequera y Entorno Province: Málaga Distance from the capital (km): 45 Altitude above sea level (m): 575 Area (Km2): 814 RAINFALL: 551 Nº of inhabintants: 41430 name for people: Antequeranos Postal code: 29200 Web: www.antequera.es