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El Torcal de Antequera

El Torcal de Antequera: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

1. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

2. Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

Discover three neolithic graves that show the death not as the ending of live, but as a transition to another way of being. Learn about the connection between the graves and nature from your knowledgeable guide. All three dolmens formed rock chambers with lintelled roofs and were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, these megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations. Take a walk where millions of years ago fishes were swimming and take in the breathtaking countryside surrounding you.

From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

3. From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

Your day of adventure starts with a comfortable mini-van ride. When you arrive, your tour guide will lead you through the UNESCO world heritage site to see the sphinx, robot, screw and cathedral rock formations, as well as discover the hidden Ammonites in the park. Regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe, El Torcal de Antequera is full of unique geological rock formations for you to discover. While you hike, your local guide will teach you about how these ancient rock shapes were formed. Enjoy the scenery around you with multiple stops at different viewpoints. And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for griffon vultures, wild goats, reptiles, and wild foxes that sometimes appear looking for food.

From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

4. From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

Explore these two wonderful Unesco World Heritage Sites, Los Dolmenes, and the Torcal de Antequera, on a half day excursion. We will depart in a comfortable coach from Malaga accompanied by a guide who will take us into the history of these two sites. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

El Torcal de Antequera Hike with Transfer

5. El Torcal de Antequera Hike with Transfer

Get picked up from your hotel the center of Antequera in a vintage blue van and travel for 20 minutes to the hike's starting point, 1200 meters (4000ft) above sea level. Then, your adventure begins. Begin the 4,5 km hikie (3 miles) along the Ammonites Route. Listen to your guide explain about all the different steps involved in the geological formation of the Natural Park of El Torcal.  As you walk over the stones and fossils, feel the mystery of this place, which has only changed because of millions of years of erosion. Take in the extraordinary views and curious stone shapes which make you feel as if you're walking across another planet altogether. 

Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

6. Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

Meet at the convenient meeting spot in Málaga and enjoy comfortable transfer on this guided day trip. On the tour will you will discover the nature reserve and its wondrous rock formations, named karst towers. Explore this peculiar landscape that is quite unlike anywhere else, and learn about the terrain and how the towers are formed from your expert guide. Then you can investigate three neolithic graves, also called dolmens. These rock chambers were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, the megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations and you can hear the stories of what lived here millions of years ago, as well as the funeral rites and culture of the people entombed there.

From Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens Tour

7. From Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens Tour

Located one hour from Malaga, the El Torcal Natural park has one of the most complete and spectacular Karstic landscapes in Europe . This walking tour of 1.5 kilometre contains amazing limestone accumulation that are over 200 million years old , caused by the purification and deposition of marine sediments over the year. As well as the affect of of the weather system. In addition, its fauna and flora will amaze you . You can find animals such as the mountain goat , the griffon vulture and the golden eagle among others in El Torcal. After enjoying a cooling refreshment in the park´s cafe, we head to Antequera, and it´s Dolmens, which date back 4500 years. Here, our guide will show you the ancient Dolmens, which are Bronze age chambers used for burials and made from huge blocks of stone, covered with soil to form great mounds. These Dolmens are even older than the great Egyptian pyramids!

Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

8. Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

Explore the beautiful Antequera and incredible Torcal on this day trip from Malaga with an expert local guide. Your first stop on the tour will be Antequera. Antequera presents a great historical relevance since the earliest settlements in the Palaeolithic period took place, later becoming a very important point thanks to its busy commercial activity for being in the middle of different provinces. The city with more churches per capita in Spain is full of palaces, white houses, convents and monasteries. You'll stop off at the collegiate church of Santa María for amazing views of the whole city, across to the Roman archaeological site, the Arab fortress of Alcazaba and the natural landscape around the mountain Peñón de los Enamorados, subject of an interesting local legend. You will penetrate deep into history with a visit to the archaeological complex of Antequera’s Dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset. From here you'll travel only a few kilometers to see the Torcal, a unique geological natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During all the day you will be accompanied by an expert guide, that not only will accompany you throughout the day, but will also regale you with important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand the local history and customs.

Málaga: Los Dolmenes and Torcal de Antequera Half-Day Trip

9. Málaga: Los Dolmenes and Torcal de Antequera Half-Day Trip

Explore these two wonderful Unesco World Heritage Sites, Los Dolmenes, and the Torcal de Antequera, on a half day excursion. We will depart in a comfortable coach from Malaga accompanied by a guide who will take us into the history of these two sites. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

From Granada: Torcal & Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Tour

10. From Granada: Torcal & Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Tour

Antequera presents a great historical relevance since the earliest settlements in the Palaeolithic period took place, becoming later a very important point thanks to its busy commercial activity for being in the middle of different provinces. The city with more churches per capita in Spain show us a popular and particular architecture of palaces, white houses, convents and monasteries and also amazing views of all the city from the collegiate church of Santa María, where you will be able to see the roman archaeological site, the arab fortress Alcazaba and the natural landscape around the mountain Peñón de los Enamorados, which does not leave anyone indifferent with its interesting legend. We will penetrate deep into history with the visit to the archaeological complex of Antequera’s Dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset and only a few kilometers away there is the Torcal, an unique and karstic natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During all the day you will be accompanied by one of our guides, that not only will take you, but also will explain you important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand our history and costumes, during the ride.

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What people are saying about El Torcal de Antequera

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 136 reviews

Liked the Dolmens a lot, awesome how a 180-ton-stine could be moved at all, interesting how they tried to explain this miracle in the movie which was shown to us in the Dolmens museum. José Miguel -hope I remembered the name correctly - was our guide for the whole Dolmen and walk experience through the Natural Park of Torcal de Antequera. We saw tons of goats which is not an everyday-experience as our guide told us. Make sure you have good walking shoes, actually best (to protect your ligaments) would be ankle-high- hiking shoes since you are mostly walking on stones. All in all a highly recommendable experience. It's a magic area, both, the Dolmen site and the Natural Park.

Jose was an exceptional guide and made the trip very enjoyable with lots of knowledge and interaction with all in the group. The walk through the Torcal is physically demanding if your fitness level is not up.to par but Jose took.his time for those of us who. Struggled which was greatly appreciated. I did this trip in the winter and it was slightly chilly as it is cooler at that elevation but once.younget koving.its not.too bad but be sure to bring suitable clothing if you feel the cold

Nice small group excursion to the dolmens in Antequera and Torcal natural park. The group was transported with a mini van through a nice scenic route to both sights. Torcal park was really impressive and we saw plenty of wild life in park in addition to the plants and geology.

The activity was well-organised and we really enjoyed visiting the Dolmens and the walk in El Torcal. The guide was entertaining and informative and paid attention to the needs of everyone in the group. The driver was also excellent.

Very beautiful and special scenery. The guide was also very friendly and told us a lot of interesting knowledge.