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View from the Antequera castle

Antequera is a city in Malaga province in Spain. Roughly midway between Malaga and Granada it can be done as a daytrip from either, or as a stopover in between.

Get in[edit]

Bus by Casada company runs regular service from Málaga. Takes about 55 minutes. Also AVE train which takes 20 minutes but Antequera station is slightly out of town

Get around[edit]

Small enough to do by foot but there are taxis.

If you are heading to attractions outside of the town, it would be a good idea to rent a car:


Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor
Castle of Antequera
  • Castle of Antequera, Calle de los Herradores. The castle area is worth visiting because of the beautiful view of the town. Entry & audioguide to castle and church: 6e.
  • Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor. Renaissance church. Part of Spanish national heritage (Patrimonio histórico español). Just east of the castle.
  • Bullring of Antequera, Carretera del Albergue.
  • Lobo Park, Carretera Antequera (Park is situated 16 km from Antequera to south-west.), . Wulf Park can be visited only during guided tours, which are held a few times a day. There is also café and English speaking staff. Adult 11e.
  • El Torcal (Located 15 km from Antequera to south.). Nature park full of rock formed of overlapping flat limestone. There are marked trails. At car park there is also a visiting centre with toilets, restaurant and small museum.


Ibex and rocks at El Torcal de Antequera


  • La Verónica, Avenida Talavera. Clothes shops, restaurants and supermarket. Maybe the only shopping mall in Antequera.


Antequera's gastronomy is very famous in Andalusia. Porra antequerana is a very tasty tomato juice which goes very well with the mollete antequerano which is a kind of bread, typical of this town.

The Parador, recently refurbished, serves a good midday Menu del Día.



Parador Stylish decor nice terrace with pool and stunning views of plain and the Mountains of Málaga.


  • Municipal Tourist Office, Plaza de San Sebastián 7.

Go next[edit]

Dolmen of Menga
  • Laguna de la Fuente de Piedra. This lake is 23 km northwest of Antequera, next to the town of Fuente de Piedra. It's known for its birds, including flamingos.
  • 1 Berrocal Creative Universe, Calle Olivo Hojiblanco 15, Villanueva de Algaidas, +34 680 56 35 78, . Open upon booking in advance. The Berrocal Museum-System is an exhibition venue around the work of sculptor Miguel Berrocal, located a few kilometers away in the village of Villanueva de Algaidas. Berrocal is best known for his puzzle sculptures, which can be disassembled into many abstract pieces. The venue has 3 exhibit spaces: The museum's first wing is dedicated to painting and graphical works. The Studio-Workshop is where you will be able to discover the complex creative and technical process for the production of his disassemblable works. The House-Museum provides visitors with a sense of Berrocal's personality and exhibits works by his many artist friends. €10 adults, €7 children.
  • The Antequera Dolmens Site outside the town is listed as a world heritage site.

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