The Torcal de Antequera is a unique natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get to know the torcal
La visita al Paraje Natural Torcal de Antequera se puede realizar por libre o con visita guiada.
En el caso de la visita libre, no es necesaria la reserva previa, a excepción de los grupos, que deberán comunicar su visita (email@example.com). Tampoco tiene coste alguno esta modalidad de visita y se limita a las Rutas de Uso Público (senderos señalizados).
Por otro lado, desde el Centro de Visitantes Torcal Alto, ofrecemos la opción de realizar visitas guiadas a través de senderos no señalizados. Son grupos reducidos, por lo que se requiere reserva previa. Algunas de estas visitas guiadas son la Ruta de los Ammonites o la Ruta por el Laberinto Kárstico, entre otras.
if you have any questions about how to organise your visit to the Torcal de Antequera.
What do we offer you?
The Torcal de Antequera Natural Park has a network of trails for public use, these routes are freely accessible, free of charge and do not require prior authorisation or booking.
Visit our restaurant
One of the restaurants in Antequera best rated by users, where you can taste regional dishes and desserts such as migas, porra antequerana, Torcaleño dish and Bienmesabe.
Enjoy a magnificent terrace in the heart of El Torcal de Antequera, surrounded by a unique karst landscape.
We offer typical dishes, as well as vegetarian, vegan and children’s dishes, which allows us to adapt to your needs.
The Torcal de Antequera Natural Park does not have opening hours, but it is recommended to visit it during daylight hours. It is also important to be aware of the restriction on access to private vehicles on busy days.
On the other hand, the Torcal Alto Visitor Centre does have opening hours:
- Winter opening hours (November to March): 10:00h to 17:00h
- Summer opening hours (April to October): 10:00h to 19:00h
- 24, 31 December and 5 January: 10:00h – 14:00h
- 25 December, 1 and 6 January: closed
Access to the Torcal de Antequera Natural Area and the Torcal Alto Visitor Center is free.
There is only a cost for the shuttle bus on restricted access days (€2/round trip) or if one of the guided tours offered for individuals (weekends, holidays…) or for groups (on request) is booked.
The visit to the Torcal de Antequera Natural Park can be free or guided.
The free visit is when the visitor can walk any of the signposted hiking routes on their own, on any day and at any time.
In this type of visit, each person decides what to visit and how long to stay in the natural site. We recommend visiting the Torcal Alto Visitor Centre first, where the information staff will guide visitors on their arrival at the natural area.
There are 3 signposted hiking routes (rocky and uneven terrain), 2 accesses adapted for people with reduced mobility and the access to the Torcal Alto Visitor Centre is also adapted.
There is road access to the Torcal Alto Visitor Center itself, in the heart of the Torcal de Antequera Natural Area, from where the marked hiking trails and guided tours start. There is ample parking for both private vehicles and buses.
However, the extreme influx of visitors on certain days (weekends, holidays…), means that the parking capacity of the Torcal Alto Visitor Center far exceeds its capacity. Therefore, on those dates with a large influx of public, the traffic of private vehicles to the Torcal Alto Visitor Center is restricted. Enter here for more information on the access restriction to Torcal Alto.
Buses, taxis/vtc’s and vehicles with a parking card for people with reduced mobility may access at any time, whether or not there is an access restriction.
Yes, access with dogs is allowed, but according to current regulations within the protected natural spaces in Andalusia, they must always be on a leash and under the guardianship of the owner. We must remember that we are “guests in someone else’s house” and we must disturb the local fauna as little as possible.
No, the flight of drones or any other object is not allowed. The Torcal de Antequera Natural Area is a Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) and, therefore, the welfare of the birds is paramount within the limits of the natural area.
You may request authorization in certain cases such as filming or recording.