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Antequera

Antequera is located in the heart of Andalusia and in addition to its beautiful white houses, it has an impressive historical-cultural heritage. Antequera falls in love with its people, its architecture, and its history. In addition to walking its streets, visitors can choose to discover different natural and historical sites such as the Camino del Rey, Torcal Natural Site, and Dolmens.

Strolling through Antequera becomes a real pleasure where you can find squares with history, the Plaza de San Sebastián where the tourist will find one of the most beautiful urban complexes in the city. Nor should you miss the views from the Almenillas viewpoint which is located on the top of the wall, from there the visitor will have the best panoramic views of the entire city where numerous churches, towers, bell towers, and palaces stand out. From this viewpoint, you can also see the impressive Peña de lost Enamorados, also known for the American Indian for its similarity to the profile of this character.

The Antequera Megalithic Necropolis was built more than 6,500 years ago and is considered one of the most important in Europe due to its unique orientation in the world. Most of the megalithic monuments were aligned to mark the sunrise and sunset during, that is, the winter and summer solstices, while the Menga Dolmen faces towards the Peña de los Enamorados and El Tholos de El Romeral towards the karstic landscape of El Torcal, and the Dolmen de Viera is the only one facing the sun.

Although these are some of the recommended places to visit, Antequera deserves to be explored in several days, since there are many places of interest to visit and enjoy such as the Colegiata de Santa María Mayor, Palacio de Nájera or the Plaza de Toros, among other beautiful places. . For this reason, we recommend spending at least one weekend in this wonderful town in the province of Malaga.

Another important point of the obligatory visit is the Alcazaba, a Muslim fortress that was almost impregnable because it was protected by a double wall and that was located on the Antequera hill and was part of the walled complex of the Islamic medina.

And finally, and perhaps the most spectacular: The Antequera Dolmens archaeological site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2016 due to the extraordinary state of conservation of the megalithic constructions that are six years old, in addition to a set of exceptional prehistoric. The Antequera Dolmens is made up of three cultural monuments (Menga dolmen, Viera dolmen, and Tholos de El Romeral) and two natural monuments (La Peña de los Enamorados and El Torcal)

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