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El Torcal

El Torcal
The El Torcal Nature Reserve, the most impressive & beautiful karstic landscape in Europe is located in the centre of Malaga province just 12 kilometres from Antequera. Its fantasy-like rock formations cover an area of 12 square kilometres. This impressive limestone complex was thrust upward from the bed of the sea about 150 million years ago as the result of geological folding.

Three routes through the park have been marked out for walkers with different coloured arrows on wooden sticks. The green route is the shortest and easiest, 1.5 km. and takes about 30 minutes. The yellow route covers most of the green area, is 2.5 km. long and takes you to "Las Ventanillas" The Windows, at 1.200 m. for panoramic views of the valley of Málaga. Finally the red route is the longest and most difficult, 4.5 km. taking about three hours, with a viewing point 1.339 m. up where you can see the whole of the El Torcal Park and the Africa Coastline.