Environment

Without a doubt, this is one of Andalusia's most important cities. It is a continuous point of reference with regards the history, art, politics, culture and economy of our community. It is the the most extensive municipality in the province, being occupied in the large part by plains of incredibly fertile land where olive trees and grain plants dominate. The area is surrounded by the Sierra del Torcal Mountain Range and the Antequerana Mountain Range amongst which the majestic Peña de los Enamorados mountain rises proudly. This peak has been the inspiration behind numerous myths and legends.

The area's privileged geographical location in the historic centre of the links between Upper and Lower Andalusia have richly benefitted the city culturally and economically over the years. This is evident in the numerous archaeological remains across the region dating from various historical eras. Tholos del Romeral, the Dolmen de Viera and the Dolmen of Menga are megalithic burial sites worth visiting, while the Efebo de Antequera sculpture and many other artefacts that are located in the Museo de la Ciudad are fantastic examples of the area's history.

Antequera stretches from the slopes of a hill to the foothills of the Sierra del Torcal. With a maze of streets, each with a different historical character, you will find a plethora of points of interest:

Alcazaba monument area
Arco de los Gigantes (Giant's Arch)
Colegiata de Santa Mari­a
Colegiata de San Sebastian
Arco del Nazareno (Nazarene Arch)
Palacio de Najera (Najera Palace)
Convento de San Jose (Convent of Saint Joseph)
Palacio de los Marqueses de la Peña (Palace of the Marquis de la Peña)
Convento de Santa Eufemia (Convent of Saint Euphemia)
Iglesia de Santiago (Santiago Church)
Basilica de Santo Domingo

And of course, there is also the natural monument of El Torcal. It's a true wonder of nature which was declared a protected area by the Junta de Andalucia (local government of Andalusia). This is a place you simply must visit during your stay in Antequera.