Essential to any Malaga trip is a visit to Granada and its stunning Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luckily, this stunning Andalucian city is just an easy day trip away. To help you find the right tour for you, here are your options.
El Torcal del Antequera
Ctra. A-7075 Km 42, Antequera, Malaga, Spain
Three walking routes of various difficulty criss-cross through El Torcal del Antequera. The 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) green route is the easiest, while the moderate 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) yellow route ascends to the lookout point of Las Ventanillas (The Windows). The most difficult is the red route, which takes about three hours and offers panoramic views of El Torcal and the African coastline. El Torcal del Antequera is a staple of day trips to Antequera, which typically depart from either Malaga or Marbella.
Private tour in Antequera and hiking in El Torcal from Costa del Sol
$436.15 per adult
Our day was very nice and our tour...
Our day was very nice and our tour guide fantastic. We really liked her.
Tamera D, May 2016
Things to know before you go
- If you plan to hike around El Torcal del Antequera, wear sturdy walking shoes and take plenty of water, especially during the summer months.
- In order to increase your chances of spotting wildlife during your exploration, it's recommended to stay quiet.
- At the entrance of the park, there’s a parking lot, souvenir shop, toilets, and cafe.
How to get there
From Malaga, El Torcal del Antequera is a 31-mile (50-kilometer) drive via the A-45 and A-7075 roads. The closest city is historic Antequera, which is a 30-minute drive from the park.
When to get there
For moderate weather that proves perfect for hiking, visit El Torcal between March and June or from September through November. During the summer months of July and August, scorching temperatures often make outdoor exploration uncomfortable.
Exploring the Antequera Dolmens
Just outside of Antequera is the Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back more than 5,000 years. The two burial mountains were built from megalithic stone during the Bronze Age. When rediscovered in the early 19th century, archeologists excavated the remains of several hundred bodies from the Neolithic age.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to El Torcal del Antequera?
What else should I know about attractions in Malaga?
- El Caminito del Rey
- Guadalhorce River Estuary Natural Area (Paraje Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce)
- Malaga Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción)
- Museum Jorge Rando (Museo Jorge Rando)
- Museum of Glass and Crystal (Museo del Vidrio y Cristal)
- Basílica de Santa María de la Victoria
- Cervantes Theatre (Teatro Cervantes)
- MIMMA (Museo Interactivo de la Música)
- Sacred Heart Church Málaga (Sagrado Corazón Málaga)
- Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga
- Peña Juan Breva Flamenco Art Museum (Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Peña Juan Breva)
- Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen)
- Constitution Square (Plaza de la Constitucion)
- Pablo Picasso Birthplace Museum (Museo Casa Natal de Picasso)
- Plaza de la Merced