The province of Malaga has a series of natural sites of great beauty and spectacular scenery, perfect for organising a short getaway with friends or family to admire the beauty of such unique places as the Torcal de Antequera, declared a World Heritage Site years ago.
This spot full of whimsical rocky shapes is a clear example of a karst landscape, formed over the years by the action of water, wind and ice, which have moulded a weathered area of limestone and dolomite rocks that is well worth a visit for its spectacular nature.
A unique spot, ideal for walking around, enjoying the rocky shapes, landscapes and discovering some of the millenary fossils in the Torcal de Antequera, mainly in the form of shells, belonging to marine species from several million years ago.
Visiting the Torcal de Antequera
This area with an undeniable tourist attraction is perfect to enjoy a day visiting this place and to go by car to some of the other points of great interest, such as the Visitor Centre or the Astronomical Observatory.
It is advisable to get up early to visit, especially on public holidays and weekends, as the main car park is usually full early, so it is necessary to park in another car park, and take a shuttle bus for about two euros, which takes tourists to the Visitor Centre.
The best time to visit is in spring when temperatures are milder, and the weather in the Torcal de Antequera is milder, as this walking route of just under three kilometres and an altitude of 1200 metres avoids the overwhelming heat of summer and the cold of autumn and winter, as well as being the months when the landscapes are at their greenest and most spectacular.
How to get to the Torcal de Antequera from Malaga
It is possible to get to this natural spot in Malaga in about an hour’s drive and at a distance of about fifty kilometres along the A-45 motorway, but due to its location and mountainous terrain, it is advisable to use an SUV type vehicle.
Therefore, if you want to avoid access complications, as well as possible time restrictions on the visit, it is best to rent an SUV, adapted, comfortable and safe, which allows you to enjoy the trip and the visit to this place of great beauty in Andalusia.