El Torcal de Antequera
Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve located in southern Spain, in the province of Malaga, in the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. The unique geological formations that can be seen here were formed more than 150 million years ago.
The main attraction of the reserve is its stunning landscape, created by millions of years of volcanic activity, wind, and water erosion. Here you can find caves, hills, and rocks that have unusual shapes, resembling animals, people, and other objects.
The geological history of Torcal de Antequera dates back to the Jurassic period, more than 150 million years ago. The area was once a shallow sea, and over time, sedimentary rocks were deposited on the seabed. The movement of tectonic plates caused the rocks to rise and fold, and volcanic activity added layers of lava and ash to the sedimentary rocks. The forces of wind and water then eroded the rocks, creating the unusual formations that we can see today.
The Torcal de Antequera area has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows that the area was first settled by prehistoric humans during the Neolithic period, around 5,000 years ago. The people who lived here at that time left behind dolmens and other megalithic structures, some of which can still be seen today.
In addition, the reserve is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, which are protected. You can see eagles, hawks, owls, as well as rare species of plants and flowers.
Torcal de Antequera is a perfect place to spend a whole day, enjoying the beauty and serenity of the reserve. It is ideal for hiking enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of wild nature. If you visit Torcal de Antequera, you will not regret your choice!