El Torcal de Antequera, Antequera

4.8
#1 of 209 in Wildlife in Andalucia
El Torcal de Antequera offers impressive views of an expansive stretch of dramatic natural rock formations. Limestone from the Jurassic era remained here after the prehistoric sea dried up. The formations left behind now have names: the Sphinx, the Jug, the Camel, the Screw, and more. Keep an eye out for wild roses; orchids, of which there are 30 varieties in the park; and wildlife, such as the Andalusian mountain goat. Scenic viewpoints are accessible from all the hiking trails. As long as it’s not one of the busier weekends of the year, you can take your car all the way to the upper visitors’ center. Plan your El Torcal de Antequera visit and explore what else you can see and do in Antequera using our Antequera route builder app.
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El Torcal de Antequera Reviews

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  • Al Torcal is a must visit historical place if you ever in Andalucía and especially in Antequera. Al Torcal is located about 1 mile away from the Antequera town. Lots of curves but the view is...  more »
  • We were not sure what we were in for when we decided to visit this site. But we are extremely happy that we did. Coming from Antequera, our car GPS told us we were at our destination a few kilometers....  more »
  • Had a lovely visit by hired car from nearby Malaga in late January sunshine. Walks through these wonderful, fantastic rock sculptures range from very easy to extensive and rough. We had views for...  more »
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  • Simply loved it! I've already been twice and will go many more times. It's simply incredible what nature is capable of, and this site is a clear example. There are various routes and paths to follow, depending on how fit one is. There's also a cafeteria to have a nib and vending machines for refreshments. I would also recommend nocturnal visits to the observatory, on site, where an astrologer explains the formation of constellations, the different planets, which you can even see through an amazing telescope. It's 9 euros, and completely worth it!
  • Nature is the best sculptor. Rainwater has shaped these rocks and it is up to your imagination to align them with real existing images. Avoid to visit on weekends and try to get their in the morning (10 a.m.). But carry a sweater. It is fresh up there.....
  • Amazing nature park for free. The road to get there is already fantastic, and there are 3 walking routes among the unbelievable stone formations.
  • Must see when in the area. Nice walk in a desolate alien-like landscape. All kinds of rock formations in which you can imagine several animals or things. Two walks. Short one and a long one. Can imagine that on hot days one should carry water along , must be boiling hot. Combine with visit to Antequera.
  • Nice walk, we took the yellow path, it takes roughly 2 hours. It's not a even pad, you've got to go through and over rocks, but that adds to the environment. We also saw some mountain goats.

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