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San Zoilo Municipal Library

Tuesday 23 April, 2019|

This Municipal Centre occupies part of the rooms belonging to the former Royal Monastery of Saint Zoilo; exactly, the cloister. This Observant Franciscan Order’s convent was the first one to be erected in the town after a Royal Order given by the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, on the 18th September 1500 by which they [...]

”Art without Time” Sculpture Complex

Wednesday 14 March, 2018|

The Antequera town pays tribute to two of its most illustrious sons during the 20th century: the famous poet, José Antonio Muñoz Rojas, National Poetry Award in 1998 for this work “Objetos Pérdidos” (Lost Objects) and the multitalented José María Férnandez, painter and an erudite person, responsible for the most important researches about Historical and [...]

Arch of the Penitent

Friday 10 November, 2017|

As the entry to Nueva Street, we find this monumental arch devoted to Jesus the Penitent. The structure is finished by a vaulted niche where the painting of the worshipped image is lodged, plus six lanterns and a projecting balcony. The original construction is from 1671 although it was demolished in 1959 because the risk [...]

San Francisco Square

Friday 10 November, 2017|

This little square was constructed several years after the San Zoilo Royal Monastery was founded in 1500. The floor plan was never a regular one but all the opposite: it is a huge trapezium where an angle formed by the Toril and Duranes streets goes into. Until 1861, the connection with Calzada street was much [...]

Mirador Michael Hoskin viewpoint

Wednesday 19 April, 2017|

Tourist Department of the Antequera Town Hall: Viewpoint facing on the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers’ Rock) located next to the Arco de los Gigantes (Arch of Giants). It is dedicated to the British Archaeoastronomer Michael Hoskin to whom a bust in bronze facing the Lovers’ Rock has been dedicated. It is worthy to note [...]

Mirador de Antequera Parking Centro viewpoint

Thursday 16 July, 2015|

Admission prices Mirador: Users car: The entrance tiquet allows them free entry to all occupants of the vehicle. No vehicle users: Only groups of 5 people or more. Cost 2 € per person without time limit. Mirador hours: Monday to Sunday from 08.00 to 23.00 hours. There are available new descriptive posters of our monuments [...]

Antequera, Centro de Andalucía: kilómetro 0

Friday 18 January, 2013|

Antequera is proud to be the center of Andalusia. The landmark in the Plaza de San Sebastián refers to this fact: during thousands of years different civilizations have passed through the old city. The column of red Torcal marble has an inscription about Antequera's central location throughout history, as demonstrated by the 'Via Domiciana Augusta', [...]

Capitán Moreno

Thursday 17 January, 2013|

Vicente Moreno Baptista. (Antequera (Málaga) 7 January 1773- Granada, 10 August 1810). On the 12 June 1792, he joined the army as distinguished soldier in the Fix Regiment of Málaga, being posted to the War of Rosellon. On the 30 September 1795, he was promoted to Cadet of his regiment and on the 1 April 1799 [...]

Grupo escultórico “Homenaje a los antiqiries”

Monday 11 July, 2011|

This is a monument erected in front of the walls of the Torre del Asalto (Assault Tower) located at the Plaza del Carmen, in Antequera. The sculpture was inaugurated on the 24th September 2010, when the VI Century of the Antequera Incorporation to the Castilian Crown was commemorated.  On that date, but six centuries ago, [...]

Triunfo Inmaculada

Monday 28 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. On the 4th of October 1697, the community of the Capuchin Order contracted the sculptor, Antonio del Castillo, to make the plinth for the Immaculate Memorial Column (triunfo), so it was placed on the leveled area existing in front of their convent. The artist only had to make the plinth as [...]

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