The capital of the Antequera region is the city of Antequera itself. The region is located on a plain, with some hills and ridges and has been an important communications centre for Malaga since ancient times due to its location.
The A-92 road passes through Antequera in the direction of Granada, Seville and Almeria, as well as the A-42 in the direction of Cordoba. There is also the Antequera – Santa Ana high-speed train station, on the line from Malaga to Cordoba and Madrid.
There are many places to visit in Antequera region, you can start visiting any of the municipalities below:
- Cuevas Bajas
- Cuevas de San Marcos
- Fuente de Piedra
- Sierra de Yeguas
- Villanueva de Algaidas
- Villanueva de la Concepcion
- Villanueva de Tapia
- Villanueva del Rosario
- Villanueva del Trabuco
Places to visit
We will find some of the places to visit in the region, although there are many more. If you want to dive deep in detail about the municipalities in Antequera, continue reading our guide.
In all the municipalities you will find churches of great architectural and historical value, as well as other monuments. However, we must highlight the Dolmens. The Site Dolmens of Antequera is a cultural asset made up of five monuments located in the municipality of Antequera.
Do you like nature and animals? Then you might want to visit the Lobo Park (Wolf park) where you might be able to watch some living in their habitat. There are special events throughout the year and sometimes it is even possible visiting them at night.
Also if you are looking for active holiday activities you will find in some of the municipalities of the region some things to do; from rafting to canoying and guided hiking. Cuevas Bajas is a good place to start, but you can also visit other of the many municipalities in the region.
If you are interested in gastronomy we recommend you try migas, porra antequerana or gazpacho. The latter two are ideal for the summer season, as they are refreshing drinks made of local fresh ingredients.
Fuente de Piedra is well known for its lagoon, where the pink flamingo breeds. It has one of the most important flamingo populations in Europe. There are more to see here however, as there is one of the few donkey sanctuaries in Andalucia.
If you visit us around the month of August and would like to see a traditional fair, we recommend you visit the Villanueva de la Concepción Fair, which takes place around the same time and although smaller than Malaga Fair, but it is definitely worth a visit.
If you are going to visit Antequera and you need accommodation, we are going to propose you the most recommended by our clients and visitors. Hotels in Antequera below are sorted by area, so that you can choose the closest to your destination.
Accommodation in the region
The city of Antequera is the place chosen by those who want to stroll the old town and visit the dolmens.
HOTEL ANTEQUERA GOLF
Av. Alcalde José María González, 29200 Antequera, Málaga
HOTEL LA SIERRA
Autovía de Málaga, 112, Km 110, 29200 Antequera, Málaga
HOTEL PARADOR DE ANTEQUERA
García del Olmo, s/n
Phone: 952840261 – Fax 952841312
Fuente de Piedra
Fuente de Piedra Lagoon is the biggest in Andalucia and is the perfect place for spooting one of the highest populations of pink flamingoes in Europe. This town is just 17 kilometres from Antequera city.
MA-334, 29520, Málaga
Villanueva de Algaidas
Villanueva de Algaidas is 30 kilometres far from Estepona and 11 km. from Archidona.
HOTEL RESTAURANTE CHOVI
Calle de Granada, 29310 Villanueva de Algaidas, Málaga
Villanueva del Rosario
The origin of this town is back to the Prehistory and many civilizations have settled there, including Carthaginians, Romans who had a significant influence and Visigoths.
HOTEL VENTA LAS DELICIAS
Ctra. a Villanueva del Rosario
Have you visited already Antequera region? Hiring a car in Malaga will provide with endless possibilities to discover all the regions in the province.