Antequera Things to Do

  • Franciscan Convent and Mozarab Chapel site
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  • 1. Town Centre

    Apart from the dolmens, the reason of my visit to Antequera, I found out that the town itself is a real wonder, and there is a richness in monuments, history, old churches, roman ruins, arabic...

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  • 2. El Torcal National Park

    Although this is not actually in Antequera it is the most wonderful place to visit, so it deserves a tip to itself. The park and nature reserve covers an area of some 17 square kilometres and is a...

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  • 3. Alcazaba

    I didn't manage to visit Antequera's Alcazaba. It was closed. But if you get chance this ancient fortification, like all similar in Spain, is well worth exploring. Antequera's Alcazaba (Moorish...

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  • 4. Dolmen - Prehistoric Tombs

    The megalithic complex of Antequera, which has 3 impressive and monumental tombs which are very well preserved, is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe. The 3 most important tombs to...

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  • 5. Roman Remains

    The upper part of Antequera is built on the original Roman fortress and settlement. Occasionaly, bits and pieces come to light when ground becomes available for excavation. To the side of plaza Santa...

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  • 6. Municipal Museum

    The MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ANTEQUERA is located in the Palacio de Najera in the Plaza Coso Viejo. Also in the Plaza Coso Viejo, is the equestrian statue of the Infante Don Fernando, who conquered...

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  • 7. Plaza San Sebastian

    This little square dates from 1508 and really is very pleasant indeed. It would be even more pleasant if there were no traffic running through it, but one cannot have everything. Its central fountain...

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  • 8. Capilla Tribuna Virgen Socorro

    Also called the Portichuelo Chapel, this attractive building stands on the small, attractive Plaza Portichuelo in the upper part of Antequera. It is not as old as it appears, and certainly not as old...

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  • 9. Penon de Los Enamorados

    If you go up to the higher part of Antequera you can't miss seeing this huge lump of rock sticking up out of the plains below. in fact you can't miss it as you make your way to the city, for most of...

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  • 10. Plaza Coso Viejo

    This smallish square, now pedestrianised, lies just off Calle Encarnacion in the historical centre of the lower town. Plaza Coso Viejo was once called 'Plaza de los Vegetables', because it is where...

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  • 11. Sightseeing Bus - Bus Turistico

    An Electric mini CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS - "Bus Turistico", navigates the narrow cobblestone streets of Antequera, to take in some of the monuments, churches and palaces, spread throughout the town. A...

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  • 12. Iglesia San Sebastian

    ....or, to give the church its full name, Iglesia Colegial y Mayor Parroquial de San Sebastián. The church stands on Plaza San Sebasian (not surprisingly) and dates from the 1540s, though its tall...

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  • 13. Real Colegiata de Santa María La Mayor

    This large church...the Royal Collegiate Church of St Mary Major..stands in the older, upper part of Antequera. It dates from the early 1500s and is the first church built at that time which has...

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  • 14. Food & Drink

    In several places in the south of Spain, I have seen orange trees planted along the sides of streets. Even in Torremolinos. The trees are laden with fruit, even surrounded by fallen fruit. Why aren't...

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  • 15. Puerta de Estepa - Bullring

    The Puerta de Estepa stands in Plaza de la Constitucion directly opposite Antequera's bullring. This brick and limestone arch is new, a re-creation of the original arch built in 1749 as the entrance...

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  • 16. Teatro-Cine Torqual

    I certainly didn't expect to find such a super example of Art Deco in Antequera, let alone on which is so well-preserved and still in use. The cinema was built between 1933 and 1934, designed by...

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  • 17. Convento de Las Descalzas

    The Convento de las Descalzas, the Barefoot Carmelitas, on the square of the same name. Inside the heavy wooden entrance, there is a small counter with a display of bakery products and prices, next to...

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  • 18. Convento de la Trinidad

    I think that I never made such a rushy visit anywhere, as this in Antequera. I've been there in 1963 (wow! 52 years ago), and it didn't mean much to my young student expectations. I passed nearby...

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  • 19. Market

    Don't waste your time hanging around Antequera Tuesday morning, just so you can 'do' the local market....it really has little to offer unless you're self-catering and want to pick up some fruit,...

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  • 20. Franciscan Convent and Mozarab Chapel ruins

    We like to take the byroads when driving from one town to another. That is how we found these two-historic-sites-in-one on the side of road 7201, on our way...

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  • 21. A medieval bridge

    Next to the ruins of the Franciscan Convent we walked the European long distance trail GR-7 E-4 for a short distance to see the medieval bridge Puente Viejo or...

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  • 22. Check out an abandoned house

    As we drove south out of Antequera on the way to Torcal Nature Park, we could not help but notice an old stone house sitting beside the N3310 secondary highway...

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  • 23. Unique rock formations

    I regretted that our time in Torcal was so short that we could not properly enjoy the outstanding landscape scenes that were assaulting our eyes! The shapes of...

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  • 24. One man and his Dog

    This October we went to the dogs (hehe). We actually went to watch a dog agility show held at the the bog hotel where there is a golf course in Antequera. Where...

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  • 25. A different kind of museum

    Hojiblanca is one of the oldest Olive Oil producing companies in Spain and their headquarters are on the outskirts of Antequera, where they have recently...

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