The city is of Roman origin (Antikaria), in the VIII century, the muslims seized it (Antaquira) and later on it was conquered by the Catholic Kings. The XVI century was the largest economic peak for the city and the XVII and XVIII centiries, those of the greatest architectural thrust.

After it was taken over by the Christians in 1410, the city lives through new moments of splendour, characterised above all by a splendid literature, represented by “La Escuela Barroca Antequerana” ( the Antequeran Baroque School) and by the monumental character of its buildings, which the passer- by can appreciate in a pleasant stroll through the numerous monuments of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.