Today we leave Malaga city, to go among the landscapes of the valley, specifically in an enclave located very close to Antequera and Archidona, we talk about the Peña de los Enamorados of Antequera. If you are visiting Malaga and want to visit fairytale places in the province, today we’ll tell you the story of a mountain that has a romantic legend of the most popular. As all stories begin: “Once upon a time …
The History of the Peña de los Enamorados
As the popular tradition says, the legend of the rock of the lovers goes back to the medieval era, in which a young Christian was captured in the domains of Granada and sent to serve in the house of a high-level mulberry family. There he met the daughter of the family of which he fell deeply in love, but by rules of the time, his love was not well seen and not easy since they were forced to keep his idyll a secret.
One day the lovers tired of hiding their relationship and decided to embark on their escape, but the girl’s father could not allow such a getaway so he chased the couple with all their entourage until they were cornered in the Peña de los Enamorados, it was there where the young They found refuge that ended up becoming a true test of love. To stay together forever instead of surrendering, they decided to throw themselves and throw themselves into the void from the top of the mountain.
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A legend wrapped in a halo of romanticism that lasts until today. The story says that specifically the protagonists were an Arab princess and a Christian gentleman. Tello, soldier of King Fernando, was arrested near Antequera and recruited in the dungeons of the city’s citadel. There during his captivity he became enchanted with Tazgona, the daughter of the Muslim king.
From where can you see the Peña de los Enamorados
The Peña de los Enamorados is not only known by the legend to which it owes its name, but also has a characteristic profile, reminiscent of the face of a reclining man. It reminds most of the head of an Indian looking at the sky, so it is also known as the Antequera Indian’s rock. The best area to contemplate this wonderful Antequeran landscape is the Arab citadel of the city. As a typical route we recommend you to walk along the Paseo de las Barbacanas, enjoy the Arco de los Gigantes while you take some photos and if you feel like it you can go up to the Mirador de las Almenillas where the views are impressive.
What to visit in Torcal de Antequera? – Alternative Plans
Really, the Peña de los Enamorados occupies a large part of the Antequera landscape, but so that you do not feel like it when you visit it, we’ll tell you what other plans you can make to enjoy this fantastic place.
The magic of the Torcal in Antequera hides the most representative of the area by the greenway in a little kilometer and a half, you can enjoy the Sphinx, El Macetón or the Two Equals. Monuments of maximum affluence in autumn and spring.
In Malaga when it’s not beach season people love to go hiking, and it’s normal for us to go and enjoy places like these. You could say that this area is like a sea of limestone rock showing curious shapes caused by the erosion so characteristic of its strata. A lot of petrified nature creates a mysterious halo especially in the sunsets in which the orange light makes everything more mysterious.
We hope you liked the legend and everything that involves a whim of nature such as the Peña de los Enamorados. An increasingly tourist enclave declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its dolmens that are worth visiting. As a tip, we recommend you stay in Malaga city and make a 1-day sneak to Antequera, so you can stay in the center of Malaga and enjoy both the capital of the Costa del Sol and the surrounding villages.