El Torcal de Antequera

Parque Natural El Torqual

Useful Information

Location: 40km north of Málaga, 15km south of Antequera. Follow the road C3310 through Villanueva de la Concepción. Some km after the village a road to the left leads to the Visitor Center. (36.963611, -4.545556)
Open: Visitor Center: All year Wed-Sun 10-14:30.
Classification: KarstBare karst
Dimension: A=1,100-1,370m asl
Guided tours:
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The limestone rocks of El Torcal de Antequera are formed by erosion and corrosion. You see Karstkarren giving the rocks a phantasic shape. There are towers, gorges, sculptures and balancing rocks. And of cours there are typical features of a bare karst area: loosing streams, karren, dolines, and caves.

The easiest way to visit this area is by foot from the Visitor Center. Her start several trails which are easy to walk, physical ability and appropriate clothes (shoes) provided. The green trail is for the sunday visitor, 1.5km stroll, an interesting hour in the park. The yellow and red trails are for the more ambitious visitors.

As typical for Spain, the weather is mostly sunny in the park, only in winter there may be some rains and the park is often misty.