A visit to this historical Andalucían town is a journey almost 5,000 years back in time, beginning with the Bronze Age and the native Iberians. The timeline is there to be followed in this fascinating city's profusion of burial mounds, dolmens, Roman baths, a Moorish Castle, Gothic churches, Renaissance fountains and baroque bell towers.
To reach the heart of the park it is possible to drive up to 1,100 meters above sea level along a good access road into the park. Simply go to the village of Villanueva de la Concepción and follow the signs to El Torcal out of the town about 1 km. There is also a very easy and picturesque route from the centre of Antequera.