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Antequera

Diputación de Málaga
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    This building was begun in the early XVIII century by Juan Manuel Colarte y Lila and subsequently finished by his heirs. Years later, following several changes of ownership, it fell into the hands...

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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 bullring was built by the Sociedad de la Plaza de Toros de Antequera, a society made up of local enthusiasts eager to create a permanent bullfighting venue to replace the makeshift arenas built...

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    Antequera, together with Úbeda y Baeza (Jaén), is the Andalucian city that has the most important collection of artistic heritage and historic traditions. Antequera has a history...

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    Antequera Golf is a spectacular 18 hole course with a par of 72. Situated 650 metres above the sea level, between the mountain range of El Torcal (which was under the sea water, millions of years...

    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...

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 can be dated back to about 2000 years before Christ. It is a large oval-shaped chamber that forms a covered gallery that gets narrower at the entrance. Seven huge, square monoliths make up each of the sides with another enormous stone that acts as the head. The whole structure is covered by five large slabs. This particular dolmen is the only one that has anthropomorphic engravings on it on the first one on the left as you enter. The visitor will surely be impressed by the size of the shelter and the covering slab at the end which is 6 metres long and 7 metres wide and has an approximate weight of about 180 tonnes. The square pillars inside the dolmen are what support the vault, although only one really does. The whole thing is covered by a fifty feet in diameter burial mound.

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Escudo de Antequera
Town Hall
C/ Infante D. Fernando, 70, 29200 
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