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“Only to see as you're passing.”
Review of Estepa Gate

Reviewed 4 February 2016

You don't need to make a special trip to see this. Head to the Tuesday market behind the bullring & you'll see all you need to.

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a really LOVELY Entrance into the Town of Antiquera.
There are lots of places of interest nearby too. Lovely gardens, and also a lovely Bullring too.
Markets also take place here on a regular basis and are quite big but I can not remember on what days they are, sorry :/

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Beautiful structure in the city center of Antequera. Lite up at night it is very impressive. Don't visit the city for dinner on a Sunday night if you will be needing a taxi home. Taxis don't exist on Sunday evenings! Took us over an our to get one!

1  Thank rxrunner4
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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful architecture and is in the centre of a busy roundabout. Take care with small children, close to a lovely kids park.

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

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It's not the real thing, I'm afraid!

The original, built in 1749 with a central arch for carriages and two lateral arches for pedestrians, was knocked down in 1931 because cars couldn't get through it easily. Good gracious, what a reason!

However in 1998 they had the clever idea of reconstructing it according to the original design, and using stone from the Torcal area just outside the town. They solved the problem of the narrow arch very easily by putting it in a roundabout so everyone drives around it instead of through it. Now why didn't they think of that in 1931?

Puerta de Estepa - the Estepa Door - as it was and is the main entrance to Antequera coming from the town of Estepa. Estepa is famous at Christmas time for its polvorones and mantecados, by the way, delicious calorie-filled sweetmeats traditional at that time of year.

The best time to take a photo is at night when it is illuminated, or fairly early in the morning, on your way to have chocolate and churros perhaps in the bar A La Fuerza just 100 metres away, when the sun strikes it and illuminates the beautiful golden stone.

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1  Thank Turista-Inglesa
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