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Comarca de Antequera

Diputación de Málaga
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    This is the largest and most important of the dolmens that make up this group. It is 25 metres long and 7 wide. It is a funeral chamber formed by immense monoliths that weigh up to 200 tonnes. It...

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    This building was built as a public granary by Tomás Melgarejo in 1733. It was used as a prison during the Spanish Civil War and after numerous transformations and annexes being added to it,...

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    Laguna de la Fuente de Piedra (Fuente de Piedra Lagoon) Natural Reserve is found in the northern part of the province of Málaga, next to the town bearing the same name. It is the largest lagoon in...

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    At El Refugio del Burrito we offer care, protection and permanent security to those donkeys and mules in Spain that may need attention due to disease, mistreatment and abandonment. We also prevent...

  • This viewpoint, placed close to the Arco de los Gigantes (the Giant's Arch), offers astonishing panoramic views over the town of Antequera. The view takes in numerous churches, towers, bell...

    Niña de Antequera Viewpoint was built at the beginning of this century close to the Puerta de Málaga (the Arch of Málaga) and St. John's Church, with the image of Señor de la Salud y de las...

In the North of the mountain ranges which cross the province, from the Serrania de Ronda up to the mountains of the Axarquia, there is a territory, which is at the same time a cross-way of eastern and western Andalusia, of the Andalusia of the Guadalquivir and the Mediterranean one.

Its central location has permitted the development of the main communicating junction and the natural corridor, which throughout history  canalized the communications between upper and lower Andalusia, between Granada and Seville, and which supported an important exchange between men and cultures.

The region of Antequera is composed by plain lands and wavy fields, which are dotted by hillocks and hills, and offers the visitors a landscape of meadows, fields and monuments from the caves of San Marcos to Cañete la Real. Antequera’s monuments that are created by men, such asdolmens and baroque churches, convert it into a jewel of historic Andalusian heritage. Its natural monuments, which extend from the Fuente de Piedra to the Sierra del Torcal, make water become the sovereign of the landscape. One of them is a holy shelter of flamingos and the other a mysterious stone temple, which has been carved by water since the mountains rose from the sea.

Beyond Antequera, from Campillos to Teba and from Ardales to Bobadilla, the rivers transformed themselves into lakes and the hillocks crowned themselves castles and fortresses, joining nature and history all along one of the most attractive tours of Andalusia. To all that we have to add the significant monumental riches, particularly artistic and archaeological, of the town of Antequera, that include some of the most important national places of interest, such as the Real Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor, which is doubtlessly the most significant monument of the city due to its magnificence and its exceptional location.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Products derived from stock farming, milk products, and fruit and vegetables.

CRAFTWORK
Stonework, textile, wood and forge works.

FORESTRY
Silviculture.

INDUSTRY
Wine-producing technologies, auxiliaries for the construction sector, and alternative energies.

TOURISM
Cultural heritage congresses and incentives, and nature.

 

More English information of Antequera on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.

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