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El Torcal Natural Park

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Address: Ctra. A-7075 km 42, 29200, Antequera, Spain
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A beautiful expanse of land decorated by dramatic natural rock formations.

A beautiful expanse of land decorated by dramatic natural rock formations.

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This is fairly easy to find but you need transport to reach it having said that it is well worth a visit, Good footwear is a must for any of the three trails (45 - 145 - 240... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is fairly easy to find but you need transport to reach it having said that it is well worth a visit, Good footwear is a must for any of the three trails (45 - 145 - 240 minutes) they are all well marked. Take a small picnic and plenty of water as it will be needed. The rock formations... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited El Torcal as part of our Andalusian tour....there about 2 hours. You could easily spend all day there, it's amazing. The scenic views from this range are breathtaking and the formations themselves are so vast and take your breath away. Walked around with some like minded people which added to the magic. We were naming individual rocks and saw... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting for the views alone. The stone Tors are really impressive with winding paths running between them. Try and go early to avoid the crowds and to enjoy the views right out across the med. Lookout for the mountain goats and the fox carrying his lunch!

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Thank uasathome
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Torcal is beautiful and well worth a visit if you are in the Malaga area. Just a word of warning though, the easiest (green) route is quite challenging. My parents are in the 80's and both had to turn around as it was too tricky. There was a lot scrambling to be done. Saying that, the drive up there... More 

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Thank Andrew F
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are on the trail deep in nature's amphitheatre, 32km north of Malaga, its pure Jurassic, tempered by lush vegetation, especially ivy, hawthorn and some lovely orchids. To get maximum bang visually and spiritually, leave your walking till late afternoon, when its quieter and more peaceful, while dramatic shadows weave a spell over the terrain, bringing the natural rock sculptures... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a visit. Stunning landscape. Marvel at the wind and rain blown sculptured rocks. Always popular with somewhat limited parking. Improved over the last few years with the addition of a more interesting information centre and most importantly a good cafe. Serving coffee up to an excellent lunch menu. Only real letdown on our visit was the toilets which were... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place, wonderful one hour walk, the views were to die for! Some of the walking reminded me of the West Highland Way! I was glad to have my stick. Some beautiful flowers all the way, tucked into the rocks and a lovely wee bird with a red tail? Wonder what it was.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came early just as they opened because otherwise you can't find a parking spot and you have to park a long way down and wait for the shuttle bus. You have 2 options, the short route and the long route. The views are fantastic. We had a great time

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Malaga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many thousands of years ago, this place was under the sea. The swirling currents, plus rising and falling sea levels, sculpted the rocks into strange shapes. Many look like stacked plates while others resemble towers. Then a huge upheaval raised the whole place to 1300 metres above the present sea-level. Now wind and rain continue to sculpt the rocks, but... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We set off to have a look at what this park may be and we're not disappointed. We did the longer walk with the kids and thoroughly recommend it. It's a longish walk 2-2.5h but it's not boring at all because the landscape changes all the day and the path as well. You may be climbing a little through rocks... More 

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