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Summer nights in Antequera

A group of actors pose to have their photograph taken.
A group of actors pose to have their photograph taken. / SUR
  • This year's Luz de la Luna festival will run until 14 September

The dolmens, El Torcal, the Alcazaba and the Peña de los Enamorados will be open for many different activities and theatrical tours during the summer for this year's Luz de la Luna festival which began in Antequera last Friday and will run until 14 September.

The Menga and Viera dolmens will be open every Thursday evening from 8-9pm with guided tours and a chance to see the sun set from this archaeological site.

This year, there will also be the opportunity to climb the Peña de los Enamorados at dusk, an adventure which takes around five hours and which is planned to take place once a month (22 June, 13 July, 10 August and 7 September).

El Torcal will be offering stargazing evenings on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at dusk on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays a route to see the ammonites will leave from the Centro de Visitantes Torcal Alto.

The younger visitors are not left out either with opportunities to enjoy nature and outside activities on 26 June, 17 July, 1 and 28 August.

In the ancient Alcazaba a group of actors will recreate chapters from history such as the legendary lovers who leapt to their deaths from the Peña de los Enamorados.

And on Thursdays in the old quarter of Antequera, the programme offers a route around the palaces and convents while another route will take people around the churches on Fridays.

Anyone who would rather see the sites more comfortably can catch the electric microbus that circulates the town from Thursday to Saturday.

More information on all the activities and reservations can be made at the Oficina Municipal de Turismo or by calling 952 702 505 or 952 708 305.