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Antequera lies little more than an hour northeast of Malaga in Andalusia. The town has developed on both sides of a valley and boasts a disproportionate number of churches. The nearby El Torcal nature reserve is well worth a visit, particularly for those who enjoy walking.



Sights and Activities

  • Castle of Antequera, Calle de los Herradores. The castle area is worth of visiting because of the beautiful viewing to the town. Entry & audioguide to castle and church: €6.
  • Bullring of Antequera, Carretera del Albergue.
  • Lobo Park, Carretera Antequera (park is situated 16 kilometres from Antequera to southwest.), e-mail: Wulf Park can be visited only during guided tours, which are hold few times a day. There is also café and English speaking staff. Adult €11.
  • El Torcal (located 15 kilometres from Antequera to south) - Nature park full of rock formatted of overlapping flat limestone. There is marked trails. On parking place is also a visiting central with toilets, restaurant and small museum.



Getting There

By Plane

The nearest airport is in Malaga.

By Train

Fast trains from Malaga take just 20 minutes.

By Bus

Buses connect Antequera with a number of cities and towns, including Malaga, almost an hour away.



Getting Around

By Foot

The city is small enough to explore on foot.




Antequera's gastronomy is very famous in Andalusia. Porra antequerana is a very tasty tomato juice which goes very well with the mollete antequerano which is a kind of bread, typical of this town.

The Parador, recently refurbished, serves a good midday Menu del Día.




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Keep Connected


Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.


If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.


Accommodation in Antequera

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