Antequera Archaeology

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From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

1. 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: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

2. 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 Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

3. 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.

Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

4. 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.

Málaga: Los Dolmenes and Torcal de Antequera Half-Day Trip

5. Málaga: Los Dolmenes and Torcal de Antequera Half-Day Trip

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 Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens Tour

6. From Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens Tour

Located one hour from Malaga, the El Torcal Natural park has one of the most complete and spectacular Karstic landscapes in Europe . This walking tour of 1.5 kilometre contains amazing limestone accumulation that are over 200 million years old , caused by the purification and deposition of marine sediments over the year. As well as the affect of of the weather system. In addition, its fauna and flora will amaze you . You can find animals such as the mountain goat , the griffon vulture and the golden eagle among others in El Torcal. After enjoying a cooling refreshment in the park´s cafe, we head to Antequera, and it´s Dolmens, which date back 4500 years. Here, our guide will show you the ancient Dolmens, which are Bronze age chambers used for burials and made from huge blocks of stone, covered with soil to form great mounds. These Dolmens are even older than the great Egyptian pyramids!

From Málaga: Antequera and Dolmens

7. 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.

From Granada: Torcal & Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Tour

8. From Granada: Torcal & Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Tour

Antequera presents a great historical relevance since the earliest settlements in the Palaeolithic period took place, becoming later 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 show us a popular and particular architecture of palaces, white houses, convents and monasteries and also amazing views of all the city from the collegiate church of Santa María, where you will be able to see the roman archaeological site, the arab fortress Alcazaba and the natural landscape around the mountain Peñón de los Enamorados, which does not leave anyone indifferent with its interesting legend. We will penetrate deep into history with the visit to the archaeological complex of Antequera’s Dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset and only a few kilometers away there is the Torcal, an unique and karstic natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During all the day you will be accompanied by one of our guides, that not only will take you, but also will explain you important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand our history and costumes, during the ride.

From Málaga: Antequera and Dolmens Tour with Free Time

9. From Málaga: Antequera and Dolmens Tour with Free Time

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.

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What people are saying about Antequera

Totally recommended, in addition to the landscape that is spectacular, you can see diverse fauna of the place such as mountain goats, vultures... The guide Jose Miguel is very professional, with extensive knowledge of the area, interacting at all times, and making facilities for everything ..taking photos, stops, times...with interesting conversations...appropriate and comfortable vehicle...in short, a perfect and impressive visit in terms of views and landscape

An amazing trip through the beautiful mountains. Unforgettable views. Jose is an amazing guide who presents the history and nature of this region in a humorous way. You will come back from it delighted and with a desire to return to these beautiful regions. Time will pass so quickly in a relaxed atmosphere that you will feel disappointed that the trip is over because you will not feel the time passing. I would highly recommend :)

José was a wonderful guide, driver and a personal photographer as other reviewers say. We booked one day before and everything went smoothly without any problem. He shared abundant knowledge on history of the venue. also managed to spot lovely mountain goats, vultures and other plants! It's a great experience and we'll never forget today's experience. really appreciate his service and guide!

This tour is worth while doing. I learnt so much about the whole area and it wild life while experiencing amazing view of the Malagueña countryside. The guide Jose Miguel was brilliant, he was local to the area. and was very knowledgeable.

It has been a very cool route; recommended and the guide José Miguel a charm, very attentive and giving very good explanations