Access from Antequera by the 3310 road to Villanueva de la Concepción. About 12 km along the road you will come to the crossing for El Torcal , once you have gone through the La Boca del Asno pass. From Málaga, you take the Pedrizas motorway (N331).

This area, which form part of the limestone arc of the sub-Betic sierras, was granted the classification of Natural Park in 1989.

There are almost 12 Km under protection, representing one of the most important karst landscapes in the whole of Europe.

There are four geomorphologically distinct areas: Sierra Pelada, Torcal Alto, Torcal Bajo and Tajos and Laderas. Together they make up a genuine museum of natural sculptures, modelled by Nature over the centuries the result of the erosion of limestone rock that originated on the seabed during the Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago.

Also the area is of indisputable botanical interest. It is sufficient to say that the area is home of more than 650 species of plant, representing almos 100 families.

From the viewpoint of Las Ventanillas you can admire the magnificent views of Villanueva de la Concepcion, the region of Campanillas River and Málaga. On clear days, its even possible to see the African Coast.

Due to its unusual limestone rock formations, Torcal de Antequera Natural Park (Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera) boasts an impressive landscape that is considered to be unique in the world. Its 1,171 hectares have often been used in science fiction films. It is easy to get lost while walking in its labyrinth of rocks, depressions and valleys, passages, landings and narrow passes. The limestone nature of the terrain makes it especially susceptible to erosion by climatological agents such as rain and wind. It belongs to the Guadalhorce-El Torcal, area (13,616 hectares). In 1929, it was declared a Place of National Interest.


Tree species are those typically found in mountain areas, primarily maples, elders, gall oaks, hawthorns, blackthorns and small holm oaks. The undergrowth mainly consists of scrub such as Centaurea castellana, thyme, a species of shrub known as candilera, ivy, bracken, moss, peony and irises. Also present are a number of endemic species: elms, wild blackberries and wild grapevines (on the edges of the stream).


A wide variety of animal life, notably the rabbit, fox, wild cat and weasel as well as some Spanish goats. Vultures, falcons, eagles, sparrow hawks .