Antequera : Correr La Vega : 13/04/17

When : 13/04/17 to 14/04/17

Where : Antequera, Málaga, Spain

What : Correr la Vega

The Malaga city of Antequera, located at the main crossroads of Andalusia and known as “the heart” of the autonomous community, has been and is a must for travelers and travelers of all time. Its magnificent monumental complex is the result of its historical past, and is reflected in more than fifty buildings of religious and civil architecture dating from the Bronze Age to the 18th century.

One of the elements that identifies its Holy Week is the “Correr la Vega”, a long-awaited tradition both for its inhabitants and for the numerous tourists that are approaching at that time to the town and whose origin, apparently, is due to an ancient Tradition that was to take the images to the highest point of the city to bless the lands of La Vega de Antequera.

On Thursdays and Fridays, at the end of the procession, the “brothers” of the cofradías who process those days, with the exception of La Soledad, take the thrones marching to the beginning of a slope or hill and, with The bell warning, start a very emotional race carrying the thrones to where the fields of la Vega are to be seen, so they can be blessed.


Inland Properties : 13 New Properties for sale added from 240916 to 311016

Dear Friends

Hereby we show you the 13 new properties for sale added to Inland Properties portfolio in the days from 24/09/2016 to 31/10/2016. 

New Property for sale in Olvera, Antequera, Ardales & Alora

Click on the pictures for more info

This weeks post : Alcaucín : Chestnut Festival 2016

That´s it for this month 🙂

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Inland Properties : 11 New Properties for sale added from 010316 to 150316 , Alora,Almogia,El Chorro and Vinuela

Dear Friends

Hereby we are sending you the 11 new properties for sale added to Inland Properties portfolio in the weeks from 01/03/2016 to 15/03/2016. There have been also properties sold, which you can find at the bottom of this post….

  • Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6226
    Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6226

New Property for sale in Alora,Almogia,Vinuela, and El Chorro

Villa For sale in Vinuela Ref : Eeas2747

Villa For sale in Vinuela Ref Eeas2747

Villa For sale in Vinuela Ref Eeas2747

FOR SALE : Bright and airy, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa on a popular urbanisation just a few minutes from the shops, bars and restaurants at Puente Don Manuel. The fully fenced property comprises fully fitted kitchen with gas hob and small utility area, lounge with ceiling fan, beam ceiling and wood burner, Bedroom 1 has fitted wardrobes, air conditioning and ceiling fan, Bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, ceiling fan and ensuite shower room, Family bathroom in between bed 1 and 2. Off the lounge is a large conservatory with fabulous mountain views and stairs down to the garden and pool terrace. Under the house is a workshop space, larger utility area and bedroom 3 with air conditioning, fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room. Outside irrigated g arden with fruit trees surround the property and contain a 8 x 4m kidney shaped pool, brick BBQ, shaded seating area and car port. Extras include Persiana blinds, rejas, water filter, city gas, phone & internet. Property Eeas2747 is for sale for a price of 239000 Euros.

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref : Ddch6221

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6221

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6221

FOR SALE : Cozy cottage located in the peaceful La Serrana area, set in 2,777m2 of flat land with views over the valley. The single storey property has a good sized living room with a stone fireplace and ceiling fans, with an attractive open plan fitted kitchen with modern appliances. The house has two small double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Property Ddch6221 is for sale for a price of 129000 Euros.

Finca For sale in Alora Ref : Ddch6223

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6223

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6223

FOR SALE : A substantial,Andalusian farmhouse over 200 years old and with an enviable location between Alora and the Lakes in El Chorro. The area is semi-rural and the access is excellent. The property retains many traditional features, but has been updated within t he last 20 years to provide 2 bathrooms and a large, modern kitchen On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms, one with aircon, hall/dining room, sitting room, large living room with open fire,fitted shelving units and aircon and a full bathroom. From the hall there is access to a high walled internal courtyard. Stairs lead up to a large landing area with access to three double bedrooms, one of them with air-con and a second bathroom. On this level there is access to double terrace with expansive views and external stairs down to the garden. A useful 15m2 outbuilding is accessed from the garden. A special feature of the property is an attractive walled area with a kidney shaped swimming pool with Roman steps and seating and outside dining areas. Property Ddch6223 is for sale for a price of 390000 Euros.

Finca For sale in Alora Ref : Ddch6225

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6225

Finca For sale in Alora Ref Ddch6225

FOR SALE : A truly delightful Andalusian farmhouse dating back over 100 years, full of character and occupying a wonderful location between Alora and the lakes at El Chorro. The property also has a separate, high quality 2 bedroom/2 bathroom bungalow, ideal for holi day letting or extended family. The property is accessed through high metal gates, giving both privacy and security and the areas immediately around the house are paved or gravelled for ease of maintenance and appearance. The front door opens into a hall/ snug area with a cosy reading corner and from there into the main sitting room with original open fireplace and high output woodburner with over mantle and ceiling beams. The dining area is open to the sitting room and a well fitted, good sized kitchen is accessed from the living area as well. A door from the sitting room leads to the first floor and directly into the main bedroom, with cruck timbers, a dressing area and full bathroom. A corridor leads to the second bathroom and double bedroom, which als.Property Ddch6225 is for sale for a price of 550000 Euros.

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref : Ddch6226

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6226

Finca For sale in Pizarra Ref Ddch6226

FOR SALE : A nice well cared for property set in the hills behind Pizarra, it has 13,000m2 of land planted with olives and other fruit trees. the house has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom, it was totally reformed 5 years ago, outside there are terrace areas a store room and a good size pool, the property is totaly fenced and in a quiet location with good views.  Property Ddch6226 is for sale for a price of228000 Euros.

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref : Ddvh5833

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh5833

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh5833

FOR SALE : PRICE NEGOTIABLE FOR A QUICK SALE. An exceptional detached house in a quiet location on the edge of town, but just 5 mins walk to the centre. The house is very spacious with 4 good sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes, one of which is on the ground flo or and would be suitable as an office/study. A central entrance hall with good storage areas gives access to the partly fitted kitchen, a living room with an attractive fireplace and large windows and a prettily tiled family bathroom. The stairway is a f eature of the property with a full height curved window, from the first floor landing you have 3 more bedrooms and another very large fully fitted and tiled bathroom. Outside the house, the driveway has plenty of parking space and a mature garden with fru it trees and patio area surrounds the house. There is also an 8000lt water tank and storage sheds. Wonderful views. The property is in need of some structural reform. A tiny bit of TLC would make all the difference. Property Ddvh5833 is for sale for a price of 190000 Euros.

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref : Ddvh6220

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6220

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6220

FOR SALE : A well presented 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house with a great location and handy for all the amenities of Alora. Steps lead up from the street to a stone clad entrance porch and front door. The entrance hall gives access to a spacious living area with a featu re open fireplace and double doors to the 35m2 covered terrace which has great views down the valley towards Malaga and the mountains. The kitchen is large and well fitted with built in oven, microwave, ceramic hob and dishwasher. On the first floor the m aster bedroom has an attractively tiled shower room en-suite and the other double bedroom is served by a full family bathroom. On the same level as the garage is a large room currently used as a gym and a third bedroom and a shower room. The house also ha s an excellent oil fired central heating system and the main rooms have aircon/heating. The garage area is 110m2 with ample workshop space and access to the main house.Property Ddvh6220 is for sale for a price of 160000 Euros

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref : Ddvh6222

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6222

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6222

FOR SALE : A modern 3 bed town house, built 8 years ago in a popular area convenient for all local amenities. At street level there is a good sized living room with dining area, aircon and doors to a cloakroom/WC and a spacious fitted kitchen with modern units, a ce ramic hob with extractor unit and oven underneath. On the first floor the master bedroom has a private terrace and aicon, the second double has fitted wardrobes and the single room has a child’s fitted bedroom unit. These rooms share a family bathroo m, with full size bath and shower over. All the windows have mosquito screens fitted. There is also the possibility to purchase a garage space and storeroom for an additional 20k. There is also a mortgage with 30 years to run available to be taken over. C urrently monthly cost 540 euros. PropertyDdvh6222 is for sale for a price of 149500 Euros.

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref : Ddvh6215

Townhouse For sale in alora Ref Ddvh6215

Townhouse For sale in alora Ref Ddvh6215

FOR SALE : Cozy, traditional village house where, as usual, you enter from the street into the first entrance hall/living room, bathroom and through to a fitted kitchen, a door on the right leads to a sitting room and from there is access to a bedroom. At the entran ce of the house a staircase leads to the first floor with two bedrooms and from the landing, a door leads to the terrace with beautiful views of the town and a small storage area. Well located in a quiet area close to the town centre. Property Ddvh6215 is for sale for a price of 55000 Euros.

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref : Ddvh6138

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6138

Townhouse For sale in Alora Ref Ddvh6138

FOR SALE : A property that need a fair bit of modernising, but with good accommodation and next to the beautiful town church. Currently it has, a living room, very basic kitchen and shower room, 2 large double bedrooms, a roof terrace with 2 additional rooms and und er the house the old bread oven and ‘bodega’ area. All mains services are connected. Property Ddvh6138 is for sale for a price of 48300 Euros.

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref : Ddch6218

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref Ddch6218

Finca For sale in Almogia Ref Ddch6218

FOR SALE : Set in 5,000m2 of mature landscaped grounds, this extensive bungalow style property enjoys an enviable location just 5 minutes from the mountain town of Almogia. The original property was extended (with permissions)and the house now has a total of 5 bedro oms and 3 bathrooms and a further toilet and washbasin. Two bathrooms are ensuite and one bedroom has an en-suite toilet and washbasin. Currently, the property is divided into one 2 bedroomed house and one 3 bedroomed house, but can quickly be made into o ne again, if preferred. Both properties have well fitted kitchens,both living areas have feature fireplaces and most bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and both houses have glazed, conservatory style entrance areas. There is also a roof terrace which gives wo nderful panoramic views. The driveway to the property is gravelled, as are large parts of the landscaped grounds, making it very easy to maintain. There is a large double garage/workshop and a further storage shed. The grounds have a number of clearly def.Property Ddch6218 is for sale for a price of 315000 Euros.

Properties Sold this Month

The properties that have been sold this week are : BBAG069-BBZ124B-DDCH5813-DDCH5941-DDCH6028-DDCH6065-DDCH6069-DDVH5858-DDVH5900-DDVH6033-DDVH6117-DDVH6211-EEAS1956-EEAS1996-EEAS2006-EEAS2019-EEAS2040-EEAS2041-EEAS2065-EEAS2115-EEAS2120-EEAS2179-EEAS2234-EEAS2257-EEAS2269-EEAS2278-EEAS2344-EEAS2403-EEAS2765

We congratulate the happy new owners 🙂

Do not forget our Inland Andalucia Blog

holy week easteren malaga 2016 semana santa

holy week eastern malaga 2016 semana santa

This weeks post : holy week in malaga 2016 : All info of itineraries and events in Malaga Center

That´s it for this week 🙂

Location of Alora, Almogía, Viñuela and El Chorro

terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

Earthquake in Spain: Earthquake measuring 6.3 rocks Andalusia and Melilla 25/01/16

The earthquake had its epicenter in the Alboran Sea and has been noted throughout the province of Malaga. It is the second that has been felt in the last days.

terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

terremoto earthquake malaga 25/01/2016

It was undoubtedly the evening of mobile phones in Malaga. A strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurred at 5.22 am awakened much of the province of Malaga. Although at first the National Geographic Institute said the intensity was 5.6 degrees half an hour later it increased to 5.9 and later 6.3 on the Richter scale. A few minutes later, about 5:35 hours, he would have produced a softer replica of 3.8 degrees. In addition to Malaga, the earthquake has been noted in other Andalusian provinces, including Almeria, Jaen, Granada and Seville.

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Inland Properties : New Properties for sale added from 201215 to 271215

Dear Friends
Hereby we are sending you the new property for sale added to Inland Properties portfolio in the last week, from 20/12/2015 to 27/12/2015

Property for sale

Mobile home For sale in Velez malaga Ref Eeas2897

Mobile home For sale in Velez malaga Ref Eeas2897

Mobile home For sale in Velez malaga Ref : Eeas2897 : 

45m 3 bedroom 1 bathroom static home located in a gated advocado orchard, walking distance from the sea and all amenities at Velez Malaga. This well maintained community has a communal swimming pool and electric gates…..


Duplex For sale in Olvera Ref Bbam159

Duplex For sale in Olvera Ref Bbam159

Duplex For sale in Olvera Ref : Bbam159 : 

A duplex right in the heart of Olvera. A flight of stairs from street level leads to the front door & first floor accommodation, entering into a formal dining room with double doors out to a balcony this is a nice room fitted out with classic Spanish furniture……


Townhouse For sale in Olvera Ref Bbtv001

Townhouse For sale in Olvera Ref Bbtv001

Townhouse For sale in Olvera Ref : Bbtv001 : 

This is a wonderfully spacious home which was newly built in recent years,with inviting double fronted facade in an excellent position with easy parking, flat walking to shops, banks and restaurants, if that´s not enough there is even an outdoor gym on your doorstep…..


Mobile home For sale in Cartama Ref Eeas2175

Mobile home For sale in Cartama Ref Eeas2175

Mobile home For sale in Cartama Ref : Eeas2175 : 

Lovely rustic plot of flat land with fabulous views and a fully furnished and fitted 60 m2 wooden constructed static home with 3 bedrooms, fitted kitchen, lounge, bathroom, adsl and telephone, air conditioning, ceiling fans and satellite television. Ther e is an above ground swimming pool…


Bungalow For sale in Antequera Ref Eeas2756

Bungalow For sale in Antequera Ref Eeas2756

Bungalow For sale in Antequera Ref : Eeas2756 : 

Lomas de Carril is a traditional Spanish finca located in the countryside between the small towns of Villanueva de la Concepción and Valle de Abdalajís. Access is via a 1km public track then a private drive, the house is secluded but not isolated and of fers amazing views….


porra antequerana andalucian inland dish

Porra Antequerana Andalusian Cuisine Inland Dish

Te porra, our favourite !! A Simple typical dish, a traditional Andalusian cuisine dish with tomatoes, bread crumbs, eggs and cooked ham tacos.

The peasants who worked on these lands invented one of the most typical dishes of the gastronomy of Málagaporra antequerana.

Though the origin of this cold dish as belonging exclusively to Antequera is not clear.

porra antequerana andalucian inland dish

porra antequerana andalucian inland dish

It has been eaten in a large part of the north of the province since the dawn of times and many villages of the region claim it for their own.



For 4 people:

  • 1 kg. ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 kg. dry bread crumbs
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 100 gr. ham into cubes
  • extra virgin olive oil (very important)
  • salt


Making of the Porra Antequerana

Peel the tomatoes, cut them into pieces, place them in the blender cup along with the garlic clove. Grind until you get a homogeneous cream. Add the bread cut into cubes, grind it, pour a little oil and keep grinding.

porra antequerana process of making

porra antequerana process of making

Pass it through a strainer, also called a “chino”, pour a little oil and mix well with a hand stick. Put it in the fridge until its cool.

colador or "chino"

colador or “chino”

Peel the potatoes, cut into long narrow pieces and fry in a pan with oil. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper.

Serve in individual bowls. Add the chopped boiled eggs, ham tacos and a few strips of potatoes. To top it off, add a little more oil.


A Tip

In the kitchen the extra virgin olive oil becomes true protagonist, giving flavor and aroma to dishes, whether it is used raw in salad dressing as used as an ingredient in some dishes.

porra antequerana suggestion of presentation

porra antequerana suggestion of presentation

Hope you enjoy making and eating it.

Any comments are welcome 🙂





Wikipedia :

Video of making (spanish) :









Turon Castle in Ardales : Hidden Tunnels, Treasures and Ghosts

From the “Hidden Treasures of the Costa del Sol” series.

Main walls of Turon Castle in Ardales

Main walls of Turon Castle in Ardales

The Castle of Turón is an Arab Castle near Ardales, in Málada, Spain. Famous for its history in the Reconquest, and lately for the legend of the secret tunnels to the hidden treasure of the Arabs , as well as the ghost stories, apparitions, and Ghostly sounds recorded.


Turon Castle is located 3 km from the Town of Ardales, going upstream the river Turón, or using any of the tracks that follow the river, including the one going over the famous Roman Bridge of Ardales.

Google Map Location :


Location in Google Maps of Turn Castle in Ardales

Turon Castle in Ardales Spain, Google Map Location

To reach the fortress, you have to get to the Town of Ardales, which has a rich history, culture, nature, and gastronomy.

We take the Road A-357 from Málaga City, and it brings us to this town, and once there we look for the Road to “El Burgo”. Just before leaving the town look for the signs of the “Puenteo Romano” or “Puente de la Molina” (Roman bridge, one of the 2 remaining roman bridges still in use in Málaga Province, with three arches and built in the First Century in the times of Emperor August).

After crossing the Bridge, turn left on the track and follow the river on the right side. We will be on a (*) tarmacked road that will bring us to a field on the base of the Castle Towers. From there we will start walking on the track that goes up through the fields, and brings us to the entrance of the fortress, roughly beside the biggest tower on the left.

(*) Up to 1995 this road was still showing the beautiful surface of a Roman Road, with a perfect surface made of stone slabs, showing that the main Roman Road coming from the Coast going to Sevilla and Ronda did pass through here. I am glad I still could see it before the townhall decided it was old junk, and tarmacked it. If any of you has any pictures from back them, please let me now… 🙂


Being fortified by Muhammad V in 1362, as a frontier fortress, from its walls the Arabs defended themselves from the Christian Conquest, that was being organiced from the Nighbouring Castle of Teba. On one of this battles between Arabs and Christians is where the Famous Sir James Douglas was killed. The Castle of Turón was an impressive fortress, with two gates, a maind watchtower that controlled the whole valley. More than ten towers and two walls surrounded the top of the Hill.

The fortress kept its military relation with the kindom of Granada until 1433 when Gómez de Ribera “el Adelantado” took Turón for the Castilians.
After that, the área is abandoned, and starts quickly to decay, being its land and benefits included in the ones of neighbouring Ardales Catle “Peña de Ardales”. Therefor, the Castle of Turón belongs from the XV Century to the Town of Ardales.


Turon Castle Views towards Ardales

Turon Castle Views towards Ardales

The views from the Castle are spectacular. You inmediately understand why this place whas chosen to build the fortress. You can see the Sierra de Las Nieves to the West, Ardales to the East, Sierra Huma and El Chorro Lakes, to the South the fields of Alcaparaín, Prieta, Cabrilla and the river Turón. We can really imagine all the battles that took place here between Sevilla and Granada.


There is a legend that says that from the castle there is a secret passage tha goes down to the river, and that it holds the treasures of the Arabs, hidden there before the Castillians took over the Castle. I have heard from old people at Ardales that at the beginning of the XX century there was a deep tunnel with stairs, into which the kids throwed stones not hearing them touching the bottom. Also there are stories of people being seen at night digging at the Castle.
I remember back in the nineties that I saw the beginning of some stairs carved out in the rock going into the mountain. They where partly covered in rubble. If you go nowadays to the Castle you wont find any trace of those stairs, since they are completely covered with stones and rocks.
The stairs and the tunnel are still there under the rubble, so if you want to find the truth behind the legend, I can tell you where to start digging. 🙂


Many stories and legends have been told around the Castel of Turon, and the valley beneath it. Tales involving Sir James Douglas, Omar Ben Afsun from Bobastro, Kings and Princesses, hidden treasures and ghostly figures seen at night and even if full daytime. There even have been recordings of paranormal activity which you can see here :

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Video 1

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Approaching Turon Castle in Ardales

Approaching Turon Castle in Ardales

Fantastic location and fantastic walk. Unfortunately nowadays the castle is in big disrepair, and from this Blog we take the opportunity to ask the Townhall of Ardales and the government to try and do something to avoid the entire castle to disappear. This has happened too many times in the past to an extent that the only thing left of them is their memory.


  • Tracks are muddy in Winter. Rest of the year they are in good condition for any vehicle. A video of the road here
  • Worth seeing is the Roman bridge, which you cross going to the Castle
  • Check out the famous pastry of Ardales. More on that later on this Blog.
  • The “Fiesta de la Matanza” festival in Ardales in February. Free Food and Free Drinks!



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El Torcal, doolhof van steen in Antequera Spanje

El Torcal

El Torcal (Photo credit: magro_kr)

El Torcal de Antequera is een natuur park van 1.171 hectare en ontstaan op 18 juli 1989.Het is gelegen in de gemeente Antequera en in de provincie Malaga in Andalusië. Het is bekend  om de vreemde vormen die de verschillende agenten van erosie hebben gevormd in kalksteen en vormt een uitstekend voorbeeld van een karst landschap.


De oorsprong gaat terug naar de Jura-periode. In die tijd was het gebied een lange gang die de zee verbond van de Golf van Cadiz naar Alicante, de primitieve Atlantische Oceaan en de Middellandse Zee.

Tijdens de Alpine veranderingen in het Tertiair of Cenozoïcum, was er de opkomst van de kalksteen sedimenten op de bodem van de oceaan wat resulteert in de bergen  waarvan de toppenvaak de vorm van een paddestoel aannamen.


English: Karst formation in El Torcal in Anteq...

English: Karst formation in El Torcal in Antequera, Spain Deutsch: Karstformation in El Torcal in Antequera, Spanien Español: Formación kárstica en El Torcal de Antequera, España (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

El Torcal kalksteen bestaat uit drie soorten: Oolitic en klastische breccia. Ze hadden allemaal hun oorsprong in de zee tijdens de Jura-periode tussen 250 en 150 miljoen jaar geleden. De sedimenten werden verzameld op de zeebodem en gecementeerd door de werking van zouten en mariene ontbinding . Dan werden deze sedimenten meer dan 1.000 meter boven de zeespiegel geduwd door tektonische krachten.

Later werd een reeks van scheuren en breuken gegenereerd en storingen in systemen die elkaar kruisen in een rechte hoek (NW-ZO en NO-ZW). De erosie heeft de ineenstorting van dergelijke scheuren geproduceerd wat we vandaag de dag de gangen noemen.

Vanaf dit punt is het gebied onderhevig aan een proces van erosie genaamd karst.

De vorst in de rots samen met de differentiële ontbinding van kalksteen voor de verschillende effect van het zuur aanwezig in atmosferische CO2 in het water regen, naar het model van de rotsen. Deze wig singulariteiten heeft  de rots gebeeldhouwd.

Het creëren van een uitgebreide verzameling van natuurlijke voorwerpen waaraan zij gelijkenissen kunnen toeschrijven met vormen van het dagelijks leven: de schroef, de oude hoed, de verrekijker, de beker enz. Bovendien wordt de ontbinding van stenen aan het oppervlak geresulteert in wat bekend staat als Lenar of lapiaz, een rotsachtig terrein waar het moeilijk is om te voet verder te gaan.


English: Karst at El Torcal de Antequera, sout...

English: Karst at El Torcal de Antequera, southern Spain Deutsch: Karst in El Torcal de Antequera, Südspanien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Net als alle kalksteen massieven presenteert El Torcal een enorme hoeveelheid kuilen, grotten en andere ondergrondse vormen die zijn onderzocht en meer dan honderd jaar dateerde. Verticale dieptes reiken tot 225 meter diep (Union Gap). Zo zijn ook populair Blue Chasm (-115 m), Sima Vrouwen (-90), van Green Navazo, sima Scratch, de Ram.

Andere horizontale regels zijn van groot historisch belang als de Cueva del Toro en Marinaleda prehistorische sites. Het stratigrafische bewijs del Toro behoudt leefgebied bezetting vanaf het begin van het Neolithicum, kopertijd en tot later. In Marinaleda daarentegen lijkt het of er eerder secundaire werden begraven. De oorsprong van deze holtes ook werkwijzen van ontbinding en verbreding van kalksteen, lucht-en ondergronds, door de werking van regenwater


English: Cabra montés in El Torcal, Málaga, Spain

English: Cabra montés in El Torcal, Málaga, Spain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vanaf Malaga  neem je de N-331, ter hoogte van Casabermeja lokale weg die gaat naar Villanueva de la Concepción, waar het ongeveer 6 kilometer duurtom El Torcal te bereiken.

Van Antequera, neem je de weg 3310 naar Villanueva Concepción.  Ontmoeting met Torcal kruising is ongeveer in 12 km.

Van De Pedrizas verlaten de N-331 op km. 140,5. Volg de weg die leidt naar de tweede stad (momenteel in slechte staat).


Antequera, the schat van Inland Andalusie

Antequera and Peña de los EnamoradosDe stad heeft veel interessante plekken om te bezoeken. Vandaag wilden we eerst een stukje geschiedenis ervaren omdat Antequera iets heel bijzonders heeft voor de bezoekers namelijk de “Dolmens” .  Dit zijn graven gemaakt van enorme stenen daterend uit de ijzer-en Kopertijd. Er zijn er drie te zien in Antequera.De Dolmen El Romeral is de nieuwste, het werd gebouwd tussen de derde en tweede millennium voor Christus. De Dolmen de Menga en Dolmen de Viera werden beide gebouwd rond 2000 – 2500 voor Christus en zijn ouder.

Eerst gingen we de Dolmen de Viera en de Menga bezoeken omdat ze zeer dicht bij elkaar liggen en op minder dan 1 km van het historische centrum van Antequera. De Dolmen El Romeral ligt op 4 kilometer afstand van de anderen en is niet te lopen. Het is dus vrij handig als je dan een auto bij de hand hebt. Als je er geen een hebt kun je er altijd een huren.

Eenmaal aangekomen moesten we nog een klein stukje lopen. Dichterbij zagen we het: twee heuvels met elk een kleine ingang naar de vrije natuur.Aan de zijkant waren enorme stenen en aan de bovenkant een vorm van een deur.

Dolmen of Menga, Antequera, Spain.

Dolmen van Mega, Antequera

Eerst gingen we naar de Dolmen de Viera om deze te bekijken, deze begint met een lange passage die eindigt in een gang. Het leidt naar het donkere in de heuvel. Gelukkig waren wij allemaal niet zo groot want het plafond was niet erg hoog ongeveer zo groot als de gemiddelde Midden-of Noord-Europese man die staat.

Het was zo donker hierin datwehet helder daglicht buiten konden zien. Het was een beetje eng om te weten dat we binnen waren in een heuvel en recht onder een grote stenen stonden. Later toen we naar buiten liepen, liepen we recht in de ochtendzon.

De Dolmen de Menga verwelkomde ons met een entree van enorme stenen platen. Het zag er weer erg donker uit van binnen maar deze keer was het plafond een stuk hoger. In het midden van de gang zag je stenen pilaren die aan het plafond vastgemaakt waren om de stenen platen te ondersteunen.

De Dolmen de Menga was groter dan de Viera. Dat is zeer ongebruikelijk voor die leeftijd van de graven. Zo spannend!

De Dolmen de Romeral was een beetje buiten de stad in het noord-oosten. Dus moesten we enkele minuten rijden met de auto. Toen we naar de opgraving liepen werd de ingang verborgen in het gras en voor een moment voelde het alsof we in The Shire waren, waar Tolkien Hobbits leven.

De Dolmen werd gemaakt van vele kleine stenen maar onder grote stenen platen net als de anderen die we al hadden bezocht. Het was erg groot. Aan het eind van de tunnel werd onlangs een trap gevonden. Tot op heden is het nog onbekend waar de trap heen gaat. Als we later waren gegaan hadden we nog een stuk van de zon zien ondergaan.

Voor nog meer geschiedenis konden we een bezoek breng aan de Museo Municipal die artefacten en mozaïeken bewaard van de lokale Romeinse villa. In Antequera zijn er ook Romeinse baden maar we wilden dat voor een volgend bezoek bewaren.

Antequera - Peña de los Enamorados...Omdat we al buiten de stad waren was het een goede gelegenheid voor ons om de Peña de los Enamorados, de Lovers ‘Rock te bezoeken. Er is een lokale legende uit de 15e eeuw over een Moorse meisje en een christelijke jongen (er zijn ook versies met inbegrip van een Moorse jongen uit een rivaliserende clan) die verliefd waren maar als gevolg van de maatschappelijke regels geen stel mochten zijn.

Ze wierpen zich samen in de afgrond omdat ze niet gevangen wilden worden genomen door de soldaten die hun volgden. Deze legende is al een inspiratie voor vele dichters en schrijvers.

De kalksteen is ongeveer 880 meter hoog en van een aantal perspectieven lijkt het een inheemse Indiaanse dat is waarom het wordt soms aangeduid als Montaña del Indio.

Er was een weg die leidt rechtstreeks naar de voet van de berg. Op onze weg de rots kwam dichter en dichter, het deed ons een beetje van de rots van Gibraltar. De grijze rots in het midden van het groen en bruin landschap, is het geen wonder dat deze plek is het toneel van legendes.

Terug gekomen in het centrum was het eerste wat we zagen het Alcazaba, een Moors fort. Antequera was voor vele jaren in de 15 eeuw de grensstad tussen Castilla en de Moorse koninkrijken van Al-Andalus. De Alcazaba diende om het Moorse koninkrijk Granada te verdedigen tegen de christenen. Het was een grote vesting met uitzicht op de stad.

Maar we hadden honger en wilden gaan lunchen. We hadden gepland om wat rond te lopen in de frisse buitenlucht. We parkeerden onze auto in het centrum en liepen door de kleine en smalle straatjes op zoek naar een leuk restaurant.

Karst at El Torcal de Antequera, sout...

El Torcal Van Antequera

Later op de terugweg naar Malaga zij we in de buurt van de stad Villanueva de la Concepción geweest want we wilden het Parque Natural van El Torcal bezoeken. Hier is een interessante kalksteen formatie te bezoeken. Deze ongelooflijke landschappen kunnen uiteraard alleen te voet worden bezogd en dus parkeerden we onze auto.

Na te hebben geïnformeerdover de route kozen we ervoor om de rode route te lopen ook al is het de langste en moeilijkste looproute. Maar het beloofde een prachtig uitzicht op het park en zelfs uitzicht van de Afrikaanse kust. Gelukkig hadden we goede wandelschoenen aan dus konden we van onze wandeling genieten in het gebied dat werd overspoeld door de zee ongeveer een miljoen jaar geleden. Dat is de reden waarom het landschap hier zo ongelooflijk is!

Na ongeveer 4,5 km lopen waren we uitgeput maar tevreden over alle mooie dingen die we gezien hadden. Het was echt de moeite waard! De kalksteen en de vele andere prachtige planten. Maar nu was het tijd voor een ritje in onze comfortabele huurauto terug naar Malaga om te gaan eten in het hotel.

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El Torcal, limestone labyrinth inland Malaga

Antequera, in Málaga, Spanje

El torcal of Antequera : “El Tornillo”

El Torcal de Antequera is a natural park of ​​1.171 hectares, declared on 18 July 1989. It is located in the municipality of Antequera, in the province of Malaga in Andalusia (Spain) and is known by the strange forms that the various agents of erosion have shaped in limestone, forming an outstanding example of a karst landscape.


Its origins date back to the Jurassic period. At that time the area was a long hallway that connected the sea, from the Gulf of Cadiz to Alicante, the primitive Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. During the changes in the Tertiary or Cenozoic, there was the rise of the sediments deposited at the bottom of the ocean, resulting in mountains, whose summits adopted often form of a mushroom.


El Torcal, in Inland Malaga, Spain

Labirynth of El Torcal.

El Torcal limestone consists of three types: oolitic and clastic breccia. They all had their origin in the sea between 250 and 150 million years ago. The sediments accumulated on the seabed were cemented by the action of salts and marine dissolution beaker. Then these sediments were pushed more than 1,000 meters above sea level by tectonic forces.

Later, a series of cracks generated fractures and fault systems that intersect at right angles (NW-SE and NE-SW), the erosion and collapse of such cracks has produced what we call today the corridors.

From this point the area is subject to a process of erosion called karst.

El Torcal, in Inland Malaga, Spain

Strange Shapes in El Torcal.

The frost wedging in the rock, together with the differential dissolution of limestone for the different effect of the acid present in atmospheric CO2 in the water rain, modeled on the rocks. This has sculpted the rock, creating a comprehensive collection of natural items to which they can attribute similarities with forms of everyday life: the screw, the old hat, the binoculars, the cup, etc.. In addition, the dissolution of rocks at the surface results in what is known as Lenar or lapiaz, rocky terrain where it is difficult to progress by foot.


Like all limestone massifs, the Torcal de Antequera, presents an enormous amount of potholes, caves and other underground forms of which have been explored to date more than one hundred. Vertical depths reach up to 225 meters deep (Union Gap). They are also popular Blue Chasm (-115 m), Sima Women (-90), of Green Navazo, sima Scratch, the Ram. Other horizontal ones are of great historical importance as the Cueva del Toro and Marinaleda prehistoric sites.

The stratigraphic evidence del Toro retains habitat occupancy from the beginning of the Neolithic, Copper Age and up to advanced. In Marinaleda, by contrast, seems rather to be used as a secondary burial. The origin of these cavities also relates to processes of dissolution and widening of limestone, both aerial and underground, by the action of rainwater


El Torcal, in Inland Malaga, Spain

Life fins its way in El Torcal

From Malaga, taking the N-331, to reach the height of Casabermeja local road that goes to Villanueva de la Concepción, from which it takes about 6 kilometers to reach el Torcal.

From Antequera, taking road 3310 to Villanueva Concepción, meeting with Torcal crossing in about 12 km.

From The Pedrizas leave the N-331 at km. 140.5. Follow the road leading to the latter town (currently in poor condition).


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