If we are talking about Antequera we are talking about the very centre of the whole Andalucia and in some sense, you can say that Antequera represents the very essence of the Andalusian culture and gastronomy.
It consists of municipalities of different characters: Alameda, Antequera, Mollina, Fuente de Piedra, Humilladero, Casabermeja y Villanueva de la Concepción. The landscape is full of contrasts and on a relatively small area, you can enjoy beautiful mountains, spectacular dams, unique karstic rocks of El Toral, fruitful lands full of crops, desert landscape with salt lake and a huge population of flamingos and the best olive oil in Spain, enormous caves and much more.
The fascinating megalithic dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral are one of the most interesting prehistoric monuments in whole Europe. In spring you should definitely visit the second largest population of flamingos in Europe in the salt lagoon Fuente de la Piedra which counts more than 20000 pairs and can also try the strong, rough and awarded extra virgin olive oil of the same name. The region is also full of cultural references from different interconnected periods of the history: Roman, Visigoth, Muslim and later Renaissance and Baroque.
The gastronomy is rich and very diverse. The famous cold soup Porra comes from Antequera, but the region is equally famous for its hot soups, meat stews of different origins, fresh green olive oil and goat cheese.