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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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UNESCO Natural Monument: El Torcal Hiking Trail Tour from Marbella
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

Visiting El Torcal was such a great experience. It is what I call a beautiful rock forest--the limestone structures tower over you, but they're so fascinating to view. The best... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting El Torcal was such a great experience. It is what I call a beautiful rock forest--the limestone structures tower over you, but they're so fascinating to view. The best part about this hike is the drive to the park--endless scenery. The landscape is to die for! Beautiful yellow plans contrasting with the rocks; a sea of green patchwork adorning... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not sure why this is not better known than it is. This entire limestone mountain has been eroded down at the top into fantastic shapes and interconnected canons, all set with flowering trees. The trail is nearly level, so there is little climbing to do (although our grandchildren took the opportunity to climb up every rock formation they... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Ulsterman61
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank MaryTeresaBernadette
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 3 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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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 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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