Antequera main street, Calle Infante Don Fernando, Andalusia, Spain.
Why visit Antequera and Torcal NP?
This small, ancient town offers relics from Roman, Islamic and of course Spanish eras, as well as Neolithic and Bronze Age dolmens (burial mounds from 2, 500 BC). It’s just 47 kms from Malaga and an easy day trip by bus or car; getting out of Malaga is the main problem!
Self drive is useful here as the dolmens are a kilometre away from the centre while a few kilometres south is the El Torcal Natural Park (aka Paraje Natural Torcal de Antequera) with some good walks among strangely eroded rock formations (see below).
The town has a traffic problem and tourists who drive there are advised to park ASAP in the underground car park at the end of the main street, opposite the Plaza de Toros.
San Sebastian church in Plaza San Sebastian, Antequera old town.