If you only have one day to get to know Antequera, here we offer you a route with the essential places and activities to get to know the city in 24 hours. This route is designed so that you can do everything quietly for a day, we hope you like them, but above all, enjoy them. You’re going to like Antequera so much that you’ll want to come back.
Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor
The importance of this building lies in being the first to be conceived within the Renaissance style in Andalusia. It is truly an exceptional work for its proportions and quality of its design. In it, two different style criteria coexist; on the one hand we find elements that remind us of the late Gothic and on the other its traces and various decorative elements already correspond to the new style that emerged in Italy.
When the order of the Hospitaller Fathers of San Juan de Dios arrived in Antequera, in the second half of the seventeenth century, the works of the church that bears his name began and that would last until the end of the eighteenth century.
C. Infante Don Fernando, 65, 29200 Antequera, Malaga
The Museum of the City of Antequera has its origin in the ‘Municipal Archaeological Museum’ that in 1908, by agreement of the City Council, created the archaeologist D. Rodrigo Amador de los Ríos. Its first installation was made in one of the lower corridors of the Municipal Palace, where over more than fifty years an important collection of pieces of historical value was gathered, most of them from Roman times.
Palacio de Nájera Plaza del Coso Viejo, 29200 Antequera, Malaga
The Conventual Museum of the Descalzas de Antequera, inaugurated on October 16, 1999, preserves and exhibits one of the most beautiful artistic treasures of the city of Antequera. Its permanent collection consists of an important number of artistic pieces of the highest level that the community of Carmelite mothers has been able to preserve through the centuries and that is now exhibited for the enjoyment of those who visit this institution.
The Plaza del Portichuelo is, without any doubt, one of the most interesting sets of Andalusian traditional urbanism, highlighting as an element of maximum singularity the Chapel-Tribune of the Virgen del Socorro, built in 1715.
The Dolmens of Antequera Archaeological Ensemble is a cultural property, consisting of five monuments, three cultural and two natural, located in the municipality of Antequera in the province of Malaga. Undoubtedly, one of the great attractions of the province of Malaga.
This monastery of Minim Sisters was founded, consecrated to Saint Euphemia, patron saint of the city, as chosen by the then City Council on September 16, 1410. The current church was built between 1739 and 1763, designed and begun by the master Cristóbal García. Externally it presents a graceful play of volumes and roofs.
This convent belonged to the Discalced Carmelites until the nineteenth century, when it became occupied by the Poor Clare Sisters, who still reside in it as cloistered nuns and are dedicated to some crafts, including the elaboration of mantecados and sweets in general. This temple that we can admire today was already being built in 1628 by the Portuguese Gonzalo Yáñez, and has a sober façade, carved in stone and brick combined.
The church of Santiago was erected as a simple hermitage in 1519, and since 1822 it has been a parish church. The temple that has come to us must be from the mid-eighteenth century, and may be the work of the master builder Cristóbal García.
Almost hanging on an escarpment, as if watching from its height the river of the Villa, stands the magnificent exconventual temple of the Carmelitas Calzados, which today serves as the headquarters of the old parish of Santa María la Mayor. The works of this temple and the disappeared convent seem to have begun in the final years of the sixteenth century.
The first foundation in Antequera of the Third Franciscans was in 1519, in a place known as Las Suertes. There began to be highly venerated the small image of the Virgen de los Remedios who was named Patroness of the city in 1546. As a result of the remoteness of the location of the monastery and the increase in the cult of sculpture, the friars were encouraged to move to Antequera in 1607.
C. Infante Don Fernando, 72, 29200 Antequera, Malaga
The Collegiate Church of San Sebastián is the result of numerous additions and reforms over time. Its construction began in 1548, directing the works the architect Diego de Vergara. The year 1692 was important for this temple since it is the moment in which the Insigne Colegial is moved from Santa María to this church of San Sebastíán, with which it will undergo a great transformation and embellishment.