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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.

From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

2. 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.

Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

3. 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

4. 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 Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens Tour

5. 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: 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.

Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Antequera

10. Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Antequera

Antequera is known as the Heart of Andalusia, and this private tour shows you exactly why. Explore this charming city's extensive archaeological and architectural heritage in the company of a knowledgeable guide. After pickup from your hotel, take a relaxing ride through the Spanish countryside to Antequera, where you are greeted by clean, white homes and buildings with elegantly shingled roofs. Charming cobblestoned streets dotted with shops and cafes can be seen at every turn as you drive through the city, enjoying fascinating stories from your guide. Have your camera ready as you make stops at churches, convents, and palaces representing various periods of Spanish history and several styles of architecture. Visit a complex of dolmens, cave-like tombs, which serve as a burial ground dating back to 3,000 B.C. Your guide will inform you of how these caves were built and their relationship to astronomy. Continue your tour to the Alcazaba of Antequera, a monumental fortress erected during the 14th century. Admire its 2 imposing towers and the Moorish ruins surrounding them before making your way to the Roman baths nearby. Your journey ends with transportation back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antequera

We booked the tour the day before and it was really easy and very well organized. After booking, received an email with the meeting point and a text message. We also went with José Miguel and had a really good time. The tour is very pleasant. You can choose which route you want to go (yellow/green 3/1.5km). We chose the longer one and actually saw some wild animals and enjoyed the peace and quiet (few tourists). José Miguel is super nice, speaks good English, explained a lot and enjoys his job. It was really a nice day trip that I can only recommend! We booked the tour just a day before and everything was very uncomplicated and well organised. José Miguel is such a nice guide, enjoys his job and speaks good English. He explains a lot and we had all in all a great trip. Would definitely do it again and recommend this day trip.

This excursion is highly recommended for all those who want to admire spectacular scenery and take a trip to another time and world. For all those who are looking for a moment of peace and want to unwind. Jose Miguel, the guide, knows a lot of exciting things to tell and explain. He is super friendly and very professional. Since I was traveling alone, he also worked as a photographer. On the hour-long drive, he also proved to be a safe and good driver. I felt very comfortable at all times. Thank you very much for this great experience. Christina

Had a great time, Jose Miguel is a good guide, driver and photographer. He's enthusiastic and knows what he's talking about. The views are amazing. Unfortunately we didn't do the 3km hike as said in the description. We only did the 1.5km as this was more beautiful or maybe some other reason? Please change the description cause we were up for a bit of a hike. However definitely worth it. After the hike we saw the incredible dolmen. Oh and the mountain goats were cool!

It is an excursion worth doing, especially if you have a passion and admiration for nature.

Super sweet, knowledgeable and service-oriented guide .. exciting trip in nature