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Antequera

Diputación de Málaga
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    This is a magnificent Carmelite temple from the 17th century which has been a residence for the Religiosas Clarisas since 1859. The church’s large front is quite simple and made from a mix of...

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    Declared as a National Historic and Artistic Monument, nowadays only the church is left. There are some magnificent altarpieces on the inside. Built between 1583 and 1663, this church, that...

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    Designed by the architects Antonio Sánchez Esteve and Daniel Rubio, its exterior is characterised by angular shapes, regular recess layout of extreme symmetry, projecting lateral volumes and...

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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...

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 
952708100
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