El Torcal de Antequera, Antequera

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Must see · World heritage site · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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El Torcal de Antequera offers impressive views of an expansive stretch of dramatic natural rock formations. Limestone from the Jurassic era remained here after the prehistoric sea dried up. The formations left behind now have names: the Sphinx, the Jug, the Camel, the Screw, and more. Keep an eye out for wild roses; orchids, of which there are 30 varieties in the park; and wildlife, such as the Andalusian mountain goat. Scenic viewpoints are accessible from all the hiking trails. As long as it’s not one of the busier weekends of the year, you can take your car all the way to the upper visitors’ center. Plan your El Torcal de Antequera visit and explore what else you can see and do in Antequera using our Antequera route builder app.
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  • In Antequera I rented an e bike for 35€, to get me up to this park. Getting out of town was the most complicated of the journey. It took about an hour to cycle there, and I hiked the yellow trail... 
    In Antequera I rented an e bike for 35€, to get me up to this park. Getting out of town was the most complicated of the journey. It took about an hour to cycle there, and I hiked the yellow trail...  more »
  • We travel by moto, so any road is good in Spain. El Torcal trails at peak, end of the road, give great views of the rock formations and surroundings. Visit the dolmens in Antequera and the... 
    We travel by moto, so any road is good in Spain. El Torcal trails at peak, end of the road, give great views of the rock formations and surroundings. Visit the dolmens in Antequera and the...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed this park. We went on a Sunday and while it was very busy we still had a great time. We arrived at 10.30 and the top car park was already full. A good shuttle bus system is in place so we were able to park in the bottom car park and catch the shuttle for €2 per person for the return trip (keep your ticket for the return trip), When we came back to our car about 12.30 the bottom car park was also full and people were parked on the side of the road. I’d recommend coming early or later in the afternoon when some people have left. The scenery is great, we enjoyed the walk and the cafe had good coffee.
  • Amazing place to take a hike and discover interesting rock formations that aren't that common to find in nature. We took a shorter, green road that's easy to hike with kids (about 40 min without kids they say) and yellow one makes a bigger circle.

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