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“The gateway to the old town of Antequera”

Arco de Los Gigantes
Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Antequera
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The best of Antequera starts here. You enter through the mighty 2 meters thick sandstone arch, which dates back to 1585, and trace your steps to the beautiful Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, then go to the old Moorosh Alcazaba, and with every turn, you see the views that take your breath away.

The uphill walk from the St.Sebastian Plaza is not too bad at all: it is not like walking up to the Castello Gibralfaro in Malaga. No need to be overly concerned about it. The real beauty of Antequera is here, on the top of the hill. Do not miss it!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Arco de Los Gigantes is the right landmark to start off visiting the Alcazaba and the Santa María la Mayor. From the Tourist Information center at the Plaza San Sebastián it requires a relatively short walk uphill to reach this gate. Once there your camera starts making overtime and the gate offers you a nice framework for your pictures of both Antequera beneath your feet and the Santa María church.

Thank Guidhoo
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very impressive gate at the entrance to the Alcazaba - inside the Alcazaba one can also walk on top of the gate.
Either way there are stunning views through the gate. In one direction one has a fantastic view over Antequera, the other way is the facade of the Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor.
Definitely a must see, but also hard to miss if one visits Antequera, as it is right next to some of the main attractions.

Thank Aggie0815
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This gate who is made in a wall who is about 2 meters wide and about 7 meters high and is from the year 1585, and this arch has a double signification for the city, to know the monumental aspect and in second place we do have his historical signification. When you enter by this gate, you are arriving at the entrance of the Alcazaba, and at the end of this street, you have the “Collegiate Church” and the “Termas Romanas.
Plaza de los Escribanos, 29200 Antequera

Thank Hans G
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Made for some great photos. It was a rather impressive gate. The audio guide from the Alcazaba explained the figures on the gate.

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