SPAIN ~ ANTEQUERA: The Heart of Andalucia

January 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Alcazaba of AntequeraAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAlcazaba of Antequera


The ultimate destination for today is Sevilla.... but the drive from Torremolinos is approximately 3 hours, and my attention span for driving lasts about 1 hour before my eyes start closing all on their own. So... to break up the drive, a quick look at the map and I've decided to stop in Antequera (about 1 hour from Torremolinos), then on to Osuna (another hour drive from Antequera), to finally make it to Seville (yet another hour drive from Osuna). 

 


ANTEQUERA


I've never heard of this place, and I don't think a lot of other people have either, which only adds to its charm. With zero research done on this pueblo blanco in the heart of Andalucia, I just sort of picked a spot to park and wandered around - and was pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful place this is. 

Was only here for about an hour,  to rest my eyes from driving, but still had an eyeful of dramatic scenery and beautiful architecture.  

 

Perfectly picturesque streets of AntequerraAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonPerfectly picturesque streets of Antequerra Perfectly picturesque streets of Antequerra


The Alcazaba of Antequera dominates the villageAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MThe Alcazaba of Antequera dominates the village The Alcazaba of Antequera dominates the village


Alcazaba of Antequera – seen from pretty much anywhere Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAlcazaba of Antequera – seen from pretty much anywhere Alcazaba of Antequera – seen from pretty much anywhere 


Iglesia de la TrinidadAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MIglesia de la Trinidad Iglesia de la Trinidad


Plaza del Portichuelo, Church of Santa Maria de JesusAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MPlaza del Portichuelo, Church of Santa Maria de Jesus Plaza del Portichuelo, Church of Santa Maria de Jesus


Ugh, stairs... if I go down there, I gotta come back up...Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MUgh, stairs... if I go down there, I gotta come back up... Ugh, stairs... if I go down there, I gotta come back up...


Rooftops of AntequeraAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MRooftops of Antequera Rooftops of Antequera


Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MStairs... again.... Stairs... again....


... but look where it leads to – the views!Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer M... but look where it leads to – the views! ... but look where it leads to – the views!


This place has got the cutest streetsAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MThis place has got the cutest streets This place has got the cutest streets


Love the detailsAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MLove the details Love the details


All the same, but differentAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAll the same, but different All the same, but different


Each doorway entrance is decorated with unique tilesAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MEach doorway entrance is decorated with unique tiles Each doorway entrance is decorated with unique tiles


Another entrance, another beautiful tile designAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAnother entrance, another beautiful tile design Another entrance, another beautiful tile design


And another... which I'll stop now, before someone thinks I'm trying to break inAntequerra, Andalucia, Spain - Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MAnd another... which I'll stop now, before someone thinks I'm trying to break in And another... which I'll stop now, before someone thinks I'm trying to break in


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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