The Arch of Giants or Arco de los Gigantes or Puerta de Hercules was built on an old Arab gateway in the 16th century. The gateway is 2 metres thick and 7 metres high. It is the entrance to
get to the Royal Collegiate and Alcazaba. For more information and directions from your current location have a look below.
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More information on this historic arch, Antequera and getting there
Antequera is just off the A45. 55 kilometres from Malaga. Take the A7 to Malaga then take the A45 to Antequera. Antequera is easy to drive to. For parking
in Antequera click the parking button below.
There are regular buses to Antequera from Malaga bus station.
There is no direct route by train to Antequera from Malaga. It is possible but not
There is a lot of off road parking and small car parks near the Arch or Giants the closest being at the entrance of the Arch of Giants. For
more information and directions to parking close to the church click / tap the parking button below
Prices & Opening times.
There is no charge to see the arch and the courtyard. But there is a charge for the Alcazaba and church within the compound. Adults €6.00 / 7 to 16 year olds €3.00 / under 6 free.
- 16 September to 31 March – Monday to Sunday, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- 1 April to 15 September – Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays 10:30 AM to 3 PM.
- Closed: 25 December, 1 & 6 January.
Plaza de los Escribanos, s/n 29200, Antequera, Malaga, Spain.
The Arch is not wheelchair friendly but can be seen from the road
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