El Torcal de Antequera, Antequera

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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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  • Mandatory point.. Magnificent views, a demonstration of the power of nature forces.. You have to go and see.. There is a lot of walking and it is worth..
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  • A karst set that is worth a visit. The biggest walk is 2 hours and is quite accessible with children. If you go early in the morning (it's a tip), you'll see ibex.
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  • Beautiful, breathtaking and impressive! Great rock formations as far as the eye can see. The cafe at the visitor centre offers a good service. Unfortunately, the visitor centre itself only offers information in Spanish. The hiking trails through El Torcal should only be hiked with sturdy footwear. But it's worth it!!
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  • 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.....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Suggest arriving early or late. After 11.00 the car park was full and cars were squeezing on the verges. Walking trails give good views of the rock formations but are very uneven, wear stout shoes. Can be 4 or 5C cooler than at sea level. Most information is in Spanish. Spectacular site.
  • An amazingly well kept national park with very scenic walks and views. The view from the peak is a wonderful vista but the real sight is to be found on one of the two marked trails. I didn't expect the trails to provide such a different view and experience as the views that you get on your way up or the views you have when you reach the summit. The routes provide a unique park experience and I cannot recommend them enough, it is a clear route but dont expect paved paths.
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