SPAIN ~ ANTEQUERA: The Heart of Andalucia
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).
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 Antequerra
The Alcazaba of Antequera dominates the village
Alcazaba of Antequera – seen from pretty much anywhere
Iglesia de la Trinidad
Plaza del Portichuelo, Church of Santa Maria de Jesus
Ugh, stairs... if I go down there, I gotta come back up...
Rooftops of Antequera
... but look where it leads to – the views!
This place has got the cutest streets
Love the details
All the same, but different
Each doorway entrance is decorated with unique tiles
Another entrance, another beautiful tile design
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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