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“"The Land that Time Forgot"”

El Torcal Natural Park
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UNESCO Natural Monument: El Torcal Hiking Trail Tour from Marbella
Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Antequera
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Owner description: A beautiful expanse of land decorated by dramatic natural rock formations.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“"The Land that Time Forgot"”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

we have visited El Torcal, a couple of times, whilst travelling in Spain- it is an amazing place! We have completed both the long, and shorter walks-incredible limestone rock formations!, and spectacular views! Our children and my husband!) loved scrambling up onto the tops of the rock formations (they are experienced climbers!!), It is like being in a "Land that time forgot"!. Great place...Would love to return!
Tracey Mahony. Norfolk.

Visited August 2013
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“These limestone rock formations are just amazing, a great day trip”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We visited this nature park just south of Antequera and it was an amazing drive up the mountain road with spectacular views. You could see the coast of Malaga from the top! And the strange rock formations were really amazing - do try the recommended 'walk' as shown on the sign post (see my pics). Its not at all difficult and kids love it. There is also a Visitor Centre.
And best of all the nature park is free!

Visited April 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

One of the highlights of our visit to Andalucia... so much so that we made a return trip! The rock formations are lovely and the scrambling over rocks is excellent. We made it to the top of a very windy and high ridge - and could see Malaga and the sea! Tip - late afternoon / midweek is a good time to visit as the barrier may be down so that it is possible to drive right up to the visitors centre car park. A great place!

Visited April 2014
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“Time out”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Alhambra, Mezquita, take some time out for superb nature scenery. Interesting, beautiful and excellently sign posted. Don't miss it.

Visited April 2014
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Antequera, Spain
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“On top of Antequera”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Poorly signed but either to or from Villanueva del Rosario and then follow the odd sign easy access with a large barrier when closed. The views and history along with good information boards make this a really good visit with views of the Med and beyond, the limestone has been formed over a millennia with many interesting formations. The cafe at the top is not as expensive as one would imagine and has a small shop as well.
Well worth a visit but please be aware of the sun and wind that will burn skin very quickly

Visited April 2014
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