Antequera isn’t perhaps the most well-known city in Andalusia. But due to the Roman, Moorish and Spanish architectural influences, nice to visit in combination with El Torcal. A highlight just outside Antequera is the age-old megalithic structures that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Antequera is located at the foot of the special National Park El Torcal, known for its limestone rock formations. The most prominent place in this city is definitely the Alcazaba. This Moorish fortress towers over the city. It offers a beautiful view of the city with its more than thirty churches and the surrounding area. If you look closely, you will notice a special mountain in a northeasterly direction. This mountain resembles a face lying on its side. This ‘La Peña de los enamorados’, the rock of lovers, played an important role in the megalithic structures.
“Antequera is not a big bustling city and during siesta, it might even appear a bit deserted. Therefore try to visit this city in the morning or late afternoon. “