Antequera is literally the crossroads of Andalucia, with the major cities and tourist attractions of
Granada to the East, Malaga & the Costa Del Sol to the South,
the capital Seville to the West and Cordoba to the North.
Thanks to the extensive but not heavily used motorway system, all of these major Spanish tourist attractions are
less than one hour away.
As for the immediate area, there is a lot to see and do and here is a list of some of the things we think you
might find of interest about our area.
The Wolf Park One of our favourite places. There are four different wolf packs here and
you can even visit at night and howl with the wolves. Hawooooo! Awesome fun!
You can also go horse riding for miles through the countryside surrounding the Wolf Park.
Antequera Golf Golfers will love this unusual championship standard course set in
the mountains which surround Antequera. The course is over 6,000 meters long and set among Oak and Olive
trees and natural herb plants. It is quite a demanding golf course, requiring a broad range of
The Donkey Sanctuary These people do fantastic work saving and protecting former working
donkeys and meeting all the donkeys there makes it a great place to visit.
The Donkey Sanctuary is in a small village called Fuente de Piedra and there is also a large salt lagoon there
which is home to a huge flock of pink Flamingoes and the two places make for a good day out.
Nature lovers will also enjoy a visit to the El Torcal Nature Reserve in the mountains to the south of
Antequera. There are miles of walks, stunning walks and exotic wildlife in this strange landscape of pancake stacks
and mountains that used to be under the sea millions of years ago.
Antequera is a very ancient city and people have been living there for at least 5,000 years. There is evidence
for this in the three large burial chambers or dolmens found there, which are considered to be the finest examples
of megalith construction in the whole of Europe.
One of the many legends and stories of Antequera goes back to the days when Antequera was being liberated from
the Moors by Don Fernando in the early 15th Century.
According to legend, the son of one of the Spanish generals and the daughter of one of the soon to be
defeated Moorish rulers met and fell in love.
Divided by war, culture and history, their love could not survive but, rather than be separated,
they ran away to a nearby local landmark, the strange rock formation known as "La Peña de Los Enamorados" (the Rock
of the Lovers) and leapt to their deaths. Some say this story formed the basis for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,
written almost 200 years later in the late 16th Century...
The rock attracts even more attention these days due to its strange shape. We call it the big giant head, as you
can see for yourself by tilting your head to the right whilst looking at the photo below...
By way of complete contrast, you can shake of any traces of anger or frustration whilst enjoying the beauty of
nature with a good round of Paintball at Paintball Antequera.
Another buzz is the Karting track in nearby Campillos. Karting Campillos features the "safest, fastest and most thrilling kart track in Spain,
suiting racers of all abilities from beginners to serious enthusiasts".
For a more relaxing experience, less than an hour away towards Granada is the hot air ballooning centre of
Glovento Sur, which arranges regular flights all over Andalucia. We often see them flying over
Whatever you are looking for to do on your Spanish holiday, Cortijo Las Viñas
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