Known as the “Heart of Andalusia“, Antequera is home to a large number of religious monuments and places to lose yourself in. We are referring to one of the most charming towns in Andalusia, located in its neuralgic centre. The distance between Malaga and Antequera is 50 km and the best way to get there is by car hire in Malaga provided by Yellow Car.
What to see in Antequera?
Here is a list of what to visit in Antequera.
1) Antequera Fortress
At the highest point of the city we find one of the last strongholds of Muslim domination on the peninsula. It is a castle built in the 14th century, where you can immerse yourself in the era through guided tours.
2) Las Almenillas viewpoint
A few metres from the Alcazaba we find our next stop, from where we can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city in its maximum splendour with beautiful sunsets.
In the historic centre of the city, we will visit the Museum of the City of Antequera, located in the Palace of Nájera, which was built in the 16th century. We can also enjoy more contemporary works in the Museo de Arte de la Diputación, located in a palatial house typical of Antequera.
4) Dolmens of Antequera
The Dolmen of Menga, the Dolmen of Viera and the Tholos of El Romeral, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for being the largest megalithic settlement in Europe, are a must on your tour. You can book your tickets on the official website.
5) Torcal de Antequera
One of the things to do in Antequera is undoubtedly to lose yourself in the beauty of the Torcal. You can’t leave the city without visiting this impressive natural site that will make you feel like you’re on another planet.
It is advisable to visit it in the morning, as the car park has a limited capacity, although there is a shuttle bus service at any time. We recommend our range of SUV vehicles to better adapt to the conditions of the terrain.
6) Wolf Park
Park in the Sierra de Antequera where we can observe 4 different types of wolves in their natural habitat. With guided tours from Monday to Sunday it is a unique and unforgettable experience.
We could not finish this guide without mentioning two dishes typical of Antequera.
If you want to leave with a good taste in your mouth, you must try its famous recipe of Roman origin, a cold soup based on tomato and garlic that will undoubtedly surprise you.
A must for your breakfast or snack is the mollete, a very tender oval bread roll traditionally eaten with olive oil, tomato and salt.
8) Caminito del Rey
With a full stomach, our last stop is the Caminito del Rey, where you can bring out your adventurous side. It is only 30 km away by road. If you don’t know how to get to the Caminito del Rey, the car rental service on the Costa del Sol offered by Yellow Car is the best option to enjoy the experience to the fullest, without timetables or limitations.