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Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

1. Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

Discover three neolithic graves that show the death not as the ending of live, but as a transition to another way of being. Learn about the connection between the graves and nature from your knowledgeable guide. All three dolmens formed rock chambers with lintelled roofs and were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, these megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations. Take a walk where millions of years ago fishes were swimming and take in the breathtaking countryside surrounding you.

From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

2. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

Antequera: Guided Walking Tour

3. Antequera: Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Old Town of Antequera with an expert local guide. Learn about the cultural and historic significance of the city, located at "the heart of Andalusia." Stroll through the cobbled streets and learn more about the history of the city from the Moorish era to the present day. Start the tour in Plaza del Coso Viejo and first see the Fountain of the Four Elements and the equestrian statue of Don Fernando. Walk to the Plaza de Los Escribanos and discover the Royal Collegiate Church, the Alcazaba, and the Arch of the Giants. Enjoy fantastic views of this charming city by visiting viewpoints such as the Mirador de las Almenillas. Here you can snap beautiful photos of the whitewashed houses and surrounding hills.

Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

4. Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

Meet at the convenient meeting spot in Málaga and enjoy comfortable transfer on this guided day trip. On the tour will you will discover the nature reserve and its wondrous rock formations, named karst towers. Explore this peculiar landscape that is quite unlike anywhere else, and learn about the terrain and how the towers are formed from your expert guide. Then you can investigate three neolithic graves, also called dolmens. These rock chambers were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, the megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations and you can hear the stories of what lived here millions of years ago, as well as the funeral rites and culture of the people entombed there.

From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

5. From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

Your day of adventure starts with a comfortable mini-van ride. When you arrive, your tour guide will lead you through the UNESCO world heritage site to see the sphinx, robot, screw and cathedral rock formations, as well as discover the hidden Ammonites in the park. Regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe, El Torcal de Antequera is full of unique geological rock formations for you to discover. While you hike, your local guide will teach you about how these ancient rock shapes were formed. Enjoy the scenery around you with multiple stops at different viewpoints. And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for griffon vultures, wild goats, reptiles, and wild foxes that sometimes appear looking for food.

From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

6. From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

Explore these two wonderful Unesco World Heritage Sites, Los Dolmenes, and the Torcal de Antequera, on a half day excursion. We will depart in a comfortable coach from Malaga accompanied by a guide who will take us into the history of these two sites. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

7. From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

Discover one of the most amazing karstic landscapes in the world on this hiking trip from Málaga to the Torcal de Antequera nature reserve. Embark on a magical 3-mile journey, traveling millions of years into the past as you walk through stones that were under the Tethys Sea. After pickup, cross the mountains of Málaga, first by highway and then by road, into the beautiful countryside. Arrive 1200 meters above sea level at the starting point, the Torcal Alto Visitor Center, and begin your 4.5 km (3-mile) hike via the Ammonites Route. Explore all the different geological formations of the natural park. Feel the mystery of this place, only changed because of millions of years of erosion. Spot unique scenery and stone shapes that will make you feel you’ve traveled to a different planet or time. Finish your tour back at the visitor center.

Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

8. Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

Explore the beautiful Antequera and incredible Torcal on this day trip from Malaga with an expert local guide. Your first stop on the tour will be Antequera. Antequera presents a great historical relevance since the earliest settlements in the Palaeolithic period took place, later becoming a very important point thanks to its busy commercial activity for being in the middle of different provinces. The city with more churches per capita in Spain is full of palaces, white houses, convents and monasteries. You'll stop off at the collegiate church of Santa María for amazing views of the whole city, across to the Roman archaeological site, the Arab fortress of Alcazaba and the natural landscape around the mountain Peñón de los Enamorados, subject of an interesting local legend. You will penetrate deep into history with a visit to the archaeological complex of Antequera’s Dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset. From here you'll travel only a few kilometers to see the Torcal, a unique geological natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During all the day you will be accompanied by an expert guide, that not only will accompany you throughout the day, but will also regale you with important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand the local history and customs.

From Málaga: Antequera and Dolmens

9. From Málaga: Antequera and Dolmens

We will leave from the center of the city of Malaga, and in a comfortable bus we will go to the city of Antequera, there we will be able to admire all the best monuments and streets of this city, which has 75% of the heritage of Malaga. In a walk we can admire the Portichuelo square, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria de la Mayor, the Alcazaba, the Arch of the Giants, the viewpoints to the city, and the rock of the lovers, and the multitude of churches that we will find on the way. Discover the largest dolmen in Europe, enter the mortuary galleries of the dolmens of Menga and Viera. A necropolis with more than 6,000 years old. You will be fascinated to learn about the history of our ancestors and why they decided to build this megalithic monument here. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will have a little free time in the city of Antequera, for shopping, sightseeing, having a drink or a snack.

Málaga: Antequera Guided Walking Tour

10. Málaga: Antequera Guided Walking Tour

Walking tour in Antequera. Discover this magnificent and historical city with lots of religious monuments. Pass by the citadel, the Roman baths, the collegiate and the main square. Considered the heart of Andalusia, Antequera was the borderline between Christian & Muslim territories in the middle age and also Antequera the 9th most important city in Spain during the contemporary ages. Discover this magnificent and historical city with lots of religious monuments. Meet your local guide and start listening histories about Antequera from the hand of your local guide. Discover its importance in the middle ages and in the contemporary age. Visit one of its main squares to see the Roman baths, the Collegiate and the Alcazaba. The tour ends at the main square of the town, after having listened about the significance of the sculpture located in the middle of the square and also about its main buildings.

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What people are saying about Antequera

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Very interesting discovery combining cultural interest and superb landscapes. Thanks to our guide for his explanations and friendliness. It would be a shame to miss the Torcal d'Antequera if you are staying in the region. I recommend this excursion, especially if you don't have a car because Torcal is not accessible by public transport.

El Torcal was spectacular, and we had the luck of seeing wild goats climbing the mountain. Visiting the dolmens early when it was not crowded at all was another good idea. Amazing tour! Thank you Justine :)

Great tour with Justine. Although she spoke Spanish most of the time she translated some key points into English for us. Don’t miss this tour when in Antequera.

Very nice guide, tour adapted to the participants, small group, good transport in a pleasant mini bus. In general everything is fine!

Great empathy for Karstlandskap and the origin of the judgments.