Towns of the province of MÁLAGA: Alameda - Alhaurín de la Torre - Álora - EL CHORRO - Alozaina (Sierra de las Nieves) - Antequera - Ardales - Benahavís - Benalmádena - Benaoján (Serranía Ronda) - Casarabonela (Sierra de las Nieves) - Cómpeta - Cortes de la Frontera - El Burgo (Sierra de las Nieves) - Estepona - Frigiliana - Fuengirola - Fuente de Piedra - Gaucín (Serranía Ronda) - Guaro (Sierra de las Nieves) - Istán (Sierra de las Nieves) - Júzcar (Serranía de Ronda) - Málaga - Manilva - Marbella - Mijas - Monda (Sierra de las Nieves) - Nerja - Ojén (Sierra de las Nieves) - Ronda - San Pedro de Alcántara - Tolox (Sierra de las Nieves) - Torre del Mar - Torremolinos - Vélez-Málaga - Viñuela -
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IntroductionDue to its unusual limestone rock formations, Torcal de Antequera Natural Park (Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera) boasts an impressive landscape that is considered to be unique in the world. Its 1,171 hectares have often been used in science fiction films. It is easy to get lost while walking in its labyrinth of rocks, depressions and valleys, passages, landings and narrow passes.
Rock Climbing in Torcal
The limestone nature of the terrain makes it especially susceptible to erosion by climatological agents such as rain and wind. It belongs to the Guadalhorce-El Torcal, area (13,616 hectares). In 1929, it was declared a Place of National Interest.
There are many routes you can take to visit the Park, they are marked with colored signals that indicate their level of difficulty. At the reception and interpretation center you are informed.
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Flora and Fauna
Tree species are those typically found in mountain areas, primarily maples, elders, gall oaks, hawthorns, blackthorns and small holm oaks. The undergrowth mainly consists of scrub such as Centaurea castellana, thyme, a species of shrub known as candilera, ivy, bracken, moss, peony and irises. Also present are a number of endemic species: elms, wild blackberries and wild grapevines (on the edges of the stream).
A wide variety of animal life, notably the rabbit, fox, wild cat and weasel as well as some Spanish goats. Vultures, falcons, eagles, sparrow hawks ...
Nearby places of particular interest
- Various routes are marked out for visitors to the Park in different colours according to their difficulty.
- There is also a Reception and Interpretation Centre.
- Sierra Pelada, Torcal Bajo and Torcal Alto.
- Oscuro and Ancho Alleys (Callejones Oscuro y Ancho).
- La Burra or Rucha Hollow (Hoyo de la Burra o Rucha).
- El Agrasol, El Sombrecillo,
El Tornillo, La Maceta, El Maceton, la Cara de Perro, el Camello, las Siete Mesas...
- El Toro Cave (Cueva del Toro) is home to one of the most important Neolithic sites in the province; the remains of a Roman road can be seen at La Escaleruela Pass.
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