Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Antequera

Antequera Dolmens Site

Antequera's two earth-covered burial mounds – the Dolmen de Menga and the Dolmen de Viera – were built out of megalithic stones by Bronze Age people around 2500 BC. When they were rediscovered in 1903, they were fou…
Fortress in Antequera

Alcazaba

Favoured by the Granada emirs of Islamic times, Antequera’s hilltop Moorish fortress has a fascinating history and covers a massive 62,000 sq metres. The main approach to the hilltop is from Plaza de San Sebastián, …
Church in Antequera

Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor

Just below the Alcazaba is the large 16th-century Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor. This church-college played an important part in Andalucía’s 16th-century humanist movement, and flaunts a beautiful Renaissance fa…
Archaeological Site in Antequera

Dolmen del Romeral

This megalithic burial site was constructed around 1800 BC and features much use of small stones for its walls. To get here, continue 2.5km past the town's other two, more ancient dolmens through an industrial estat…
Museum in Antequera

Museo de la Ciudad de Antequera

An elegant and athletic 1.4m bronze statue of a boy, Efebo, is the pride and joy of the town-centre Museo Municipal. Discovered on a local farm in the 1950s, Efebo is possibly the finest example of Roman sculpture f…
Museum in Antequera

Museo Conventual de las Descalzas

This museum, in the 17th-century convent of the Carmelitas Descalzas (barefoot Carmelites), approximately 150m east of the town’s Museo Municipal, displays highlights of Antequera’s rich religious-art heritage. Outs…
Church in Antequera

Iglesia del Carmen

Only the most jaded would fail to be impressed by the Iglesia del Carmen and its marvellous 18th-century Churrigueresque retablo (altarpiece). Magnificently carved in red pine by Antequera’s own Antonio Primo, it’s …