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“Impressive”
Review of Town Hall

Town Hall
Ranked #24 of 56 things to do in Antequera
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Malaga, Spain
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3,576 reviews
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

The Town Hall used to be part of the Convento de los Remedios next door. Its patio used to be the cloisters of the convent. In 1835 the churches were taken over by the central government and part of this church was made into the City Hall. We talked to the guard and he showed us the patio and the upstairs. He then introduced us to the Mayor of the city, who was very simpatico. We were able to take photos of the main salon where they hold council meetings. This salon has beautiful paintings and sculptures.

Visited March 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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“Impressive Building”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The façade of the Town Hall is quite impressive. On each side of the main door there are double columns. Above this is a small balcony with wrought iron guard rails and the doorway also has double columns. This is all topped with a pediment. There is an impressive patio inside.

Visited November 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Good Architecture”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The Town Hall has very good architecture that calls attention to itself. There are cloisters and a wonderful staircase that are from the original construction.

Visited June 2013
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“expensive day out”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We had planned a day out in the mountains while spending a week in central Malaga and Antequera looked worth a visit after reading previous reviews and doing some reading. We thus booked, in advance, some train tickets using the RENFE website - all very easy. What we didn't realise, and hadn't seen reported anywhere, was that Antequera station is 17km from the town, and in the middle of nowhere. So we arrived at 9.30 am, with a return trip booked for 2.15pm ( the next train back as it turned out ), and the problem of getting to the town. There are no buses, so we had to take one of the 2 taxis and it cost us 22 euros for the 15 minute journey ( 3 times as much as the trainfare )
By this time we were pretty cheesed off so that may be why we didn't think much of the town anyway. We found the bus station and went back to Malaga on the bus, which was a far more interesting journey since the train had spent most of the journey in tunnels through the mountains
MORAL - don't travel to Antequera on the train - use the bus, its much cheaper and more scenic.

Visited March 2012
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“Worth Seeing”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

The Town Hall used to belong to a convent of the Franciscans, but it was expropriated by the government in 1836. The building was acquired in 1845 by the local government for use as the town hall.The façade is new, with a Neo-Baroque style. The cloisters and the impressive staircase are original. The assembly hall has a very good portrait of King Juan Carlos when he was young and the Hall of Kings has portraits of King Alfonso XII and his first wife.

Visited January 2012
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