Torcal de Antequera
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The Province of Málaga is located in the southern part of Andalusia and is one of the major gateways to the area. On top of that it has fantastic beaches and skiing, which during some seasons technically can be done in the same day!
The Costa del Sol is well enough known but there is some wonderful inland scenery as well including the Montes de Málaga, the Sierra de Ronda, the Torcal de Antequera and the Axarquía.
Cities, towns and villages
- Velez Málaga
- Antequera - a very pleasing town with a castle and park at the top, three dolmens and close to the Torcal de Antequera
- Marbella - prominent situation on Costa del Sol
- Alora - Small village with a rail link to Málaga
- Fuengirola - Costa del Sol
- Colmenar - Small village in the Axarquia area
- Benoaján - station on line from Ronda to Algeciras
- Ronda - Admire the famous Puente Nuevo
Sights and Activities
- Garganta del Chorro
- Torcal de Antequera
- Cueva de la Pileta - very ancient cave paintings - near Benaoján
Events and Festivals
- Santa Semana - As is the case in much places in Spain the Santa Semana (the week before easter) is a special week. During the week (from Sunday to Good Friday) trones with images of Saints are carried around the city is several processions.
- Feria de Malaga - From mid to late August the feria takes place. The festivities include a lot of drinking, music and dancing. A fairground is set up to the southwest of the city.
The province has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters with some rain and hot and dry summers, though the coastal areas are not as hot as places more inland. Also, the mountains have their own climate where summers are pleasant and winters can be cold with snow and frost.
Málaga airport is the best airport to fly into when you are visiting the Costa del Sol. It is located just 5 kilometres southwest of the city centre. In 2010 the new terminal 3, has opened at Málaga airport increasing the capacity of the airport.
To/from the airport
- Rail: At the airport there is a train station of the cercanias (commuter trains). A ride to the central train station takes about 15 minutes, with trains leaving every half hour. There are also connections to Fuengirola.
- Bus: Busline 19 has a service between the airport and the busstation. Buses leave in front of the airport, approximately every 35 to 40 minutes. An airport coach goes directly to Marbella.
- Car: The airport can easily be reached by car from Málaga and other nearby coastal towns. There are many car rental companies and als taxis available at Málaga Airport.
There is a fast train connection between Madrid and Malaga. The AVE takes you from Madrid to Malaga (and the other way) in just under three hours.
Trasmediterranea plies the route between the Spanish exclaves Ceuta and Melilla from Malaga