La Peña de los enamorados (Lovers' Rock)
LEGEND & MORPHOLOGY
A unique symbol in the Antequera skyline; focus of legends and witness of the history of Antequera.
800 m high
Heritage Since 2016
The Peña de los Enamorados, a prominent natural formation of great cultural significance, stands in La Vega de Antequera (lowland) over 878 meters high. It has been awarded as World Heritage together with El Torcal and the Antequera Dolmens. This limestone rock, an icon of the Antequera landscape, has a peculiar morphology as it reminds the profile a lying face looking at the sky. The name comes from a legend of late Middle Age about the impossible love between two young people during the last stage of the Muslim domination.