El Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve known for its unusual landforms, and is regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe. A must visit as its really impressive to walk along side the karst stoney landscapes.

Drive all the way up to the Visitor Center, here you can park for free.
There are 3 different routes you can take, we recommend to take the Yellow route, it will take you about 2 hours.

History:

El Torcal park and the protected EL Torcal Natural Area is known for it’s unusual limestone rock formations. Located about 30 km north of Málaga city in the direction of Antequera near the village of Villanueva de la Concepción, within El Torcal Park’s 17 square km are some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. The whole area was under sea until one hundred million years ago.

Then the violent movements of the Earth’s crust forced it upward into hills and mountains up to 1.300 m, the limestone still kept its layered horizontal formation. Because of this, over the millions of years the rain and wind have been able to chisel away at these layers to form incredible shapes.

To reach the heart of the park it is possible to drive up to 1.100 m above sea level along a good access road into the park. Simply go to the village of Villanueva de la Concepcion and follow the sign to El Torcal out of the town about 1 km. At the park’s parking area you will find an information centre, small museum, with an interesting of view of the wildlife, flora and fauna of the park. There is a good cafe. Orchid enthusiasts will be captivated by the 30 varieties of the plant growing in the park.

Source: http://www.torcaldeantequera.com

Info

Opening hours:
Everyday from 10:00 – 19:00
In low season till 17:00 (october – march)


Entrance:
Its free!

Website:
http://www.torcaldeantequera.com/en/

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