Avda. Principal 2, Poligono Industrial, Antequera, 29200, Spain
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Embalse de Iznájal, March 1995.
Peña de los Enamorados, from Parador.
The Courtyard of the Museum
The Exterior of Antequera's Bullring
Antequera Visit 1
I am going from Malaga to Granada and would like to spend half a day in Antequera.
What is the best way to do this, bearing in mind we will have luggage.
Re: Antequera Visit 1
The best way of all would be by car - particularly bearing in mind that you will be carrying luggage and the possible inconvenience of public transport timetabling..and want to spend half a day there.
However- ALSA run a bus service between Malaga and Antequera,takes under 1hour costs only around 4€ but not too many services per day.
There is no train service.
ALSA also operate a service between Antequera and Granada, about 7€, takes approx. 90minutes.
Train service (SNCF) faster and possibly more frequent service. Costs a bit more @ 12 -14€ .
Re: Antequera Visit 1
As you have luggage then you must consider this and unfortunately it looks as though both the railway station and the main bus station do not have lockers. So what I do in this predicament is to decide on where to have lunch and see if the place can look after the luggage before lunch so we can have a look around. I see that there is a PARADOR hotel within easy distance of the bus station (a little further away for the rail) and if I was planning this journey I would go to the Parador and ask to leave luggage for a few hours. Lunch probably does not really get going until 2pm and if you arrive into Antequera by say 10am then you have 4 hours free. Details of the Parador can be found at:
So in view of the difficulty of using the train from Malaga, I would use the bus for this journey and know that there are several journalese each day by AUTOMOVILES CASADO
This may give you some times:
The journey from Antequera to Granada can be by RENFE train. And you can look up times on www.renfe.com
A picture of Antequera station and other info is found here:
Good Luck !
Travel Tips for Antequera
Located in a beautiful part of Spain
This map provides an overview of our 'orange' driving route to and around Andalusia province of Spain, as we started out from Alicante in the top right corner. After driving down along the coast to just outside Malaga, we picked up Sue's sister at the airport before heading off the next day for two days in Granada as we began our 'serious' exploration of this part of the world.
Once we had finished with Granada our next stop was in Seville, so we just happened to be passing by Antequera (located a bit south of the A92 super-highway) on a beautiful Sunday morning. We knew we would not likely be back again, so decided to make the time to have a look while we were in the area. There are actually three different highways off the A92 that will get you to Antequera in no time at all, and it is an area well worth visiting. Even with our enjoyable little detour, we were in our hostal in Seville 2 hours after we had finished our mountain picnic in El Torcal Nature Park.
If you want to be well informed, reach the tourist information (oficina de informacion turistica) wich is in Plaza San Sebastian, just in front of the big fountain in the middle of square... there, you will find so many information (spanish, english and german speaking).. there, you can have a city map with monuments information... then, I recommend you to follow down the street and reach the Coso Viejo. In Coso Viejo, you will see left a little restaurant (El Angelote) and, just beside it you can visit "CIT de Antequera" (Center of tourist iniciatives) (Spanish and english speaking) there, you can have SO MANY information about places to stay (hotels, hostels,...), to eat (restaurants, bars, caffes...) and what to do... Definitely, I recommend you to go both sites because you will start your visit with so many information.
Check map i have uploaded:
The "i" in a little blue square is the information office and the little blue square with "PA" inside it´s where is the CIT.
church of San Sebastian
At plaza San Sebastian, a good place to begna our itinerary ... as here is the Tourist information office open all days...
From here take street Zapateros up in direction to the Alcazaba .....
This church and the Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor (also the churches of San Juan y San Pedro) are Renacentist Style.
ROMAN THERMAE OF SANTA MARIA
Through the Giant's Arch ( Arco de los Gigantes ) and to the left of the Real Colegiata de Santa Maria, there are various newly discovered remains dating back to Roman times. This area is known as the ROMAN THERMAE OF SANTA MARIA. Here were once a complex of thermae or Roman Baths. Archeological digs are finding more and more wonderful surprises.
ARCO DE LOS GIGANTES
Built in 1585 by Felipe II, the ARCO DE LOS GIGANTES or "Arch of the Giants" leads to the medieval Alcazaba and Church of Real Colegiata de Santa Maria La Mayor.
Spectacular views of the city can be seen from this area of Antequera, which was by the way quite a climb. But we were well rewarded with wonderful views, especially of "La Pena de los Enamorados" or "Lovers' Leap".
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