Antequera, which is located at the main crossroad of Andalucia, has been, and it still is, a must for all time travelers. Due to its strategic location it has been called “the heart of Andalucia”. The Antequera borough, with a large area (810,39 Km2), is the largest borough of Málaga and one of the largest in Spain (the fifth). Among others, some of its main characteristics are:
- It is made up by many urban and rural centers,
- There is great diversity of natural and productive spaces.
- It has got many road networks essential for the structuring not only of the regional territory but also of the Mediterranean Arc. Besides, it is a connection point with the main intermodal communication roads between the North-South and Centre of Europe.
The magnificent Monument Complex is the result of an uninterrupted history of more than 4500 years which is expressed in more than fifty buildings from Religious and Civil architecture dated between the Bronze Age and the 21st century.
Dolmens, collegiate churches, churches, convents, palaces, arches, doors, citadel, chapels, hermitages, museums, mansions, small urban palaces and even the very own urban grid.
You will find not only appealing monuments but also a beautiful countryside, with amazing places such as the Vega (fertile lowland), reservoirs, rivers, our Peña de Los Enamorados (Lovers’ Rock), Mediterranean scrubland and El Torcal, a surprising and “sculptural” limestone landscape where you will feel as if you have moved millions of years ago in Earth’s history.
Antequera’s population stands at around 42,500 inhabitants divided into several centers: the very own Antequera town with a population around thirty thousand inhabitants and the rest spread over the annexes of Bobadilla Pueblo, Bobadilla Estación, Cartaojal, Los Llanos de Antequera, Cañadas de Pareja, Villanueva de Cauche, La Joya, Los Nogales, Puerto del Barbo and La Higuera.
Antequera is the link with the Andalucia’s main transport networks; it has got train stations, with the high speed AVE railway crossing; it is the crossroad of the Granada-Sevilla dual carriageway and that of Málaga-Córdoba-Madrid. With regards to the air and sea transports, it is located in a privileged connection point between the main Andalucia’s airports and ports, with times ranging from 40 to 90 minutes between all of them and the very own town of Antequera.
Even if traditionally it is devoted to agriculture and craftwork, Antequera has always had a potential for industry. In the area called La Ribera, on the banks of the La Villa River, we still can see the remains of what was one of the most important textile factories. During the late 25 years, it has grown to currently become a significant agro-food industry, with the establishment of several important Andalucia’s companies, such as Groups of Horticulturist & Tinned Food; Sweet Buns, Confectionery and Bakery; we also have some international Olive Oil benchmarks.
Thanks to its geographical location, the Antequera’s district has attracted huge interest among the investors, mainly in the distribution, logistics and transports fields.