Established in 1978, the El Torcal Nature Reserve covers about 17 square km, and is located near Antequera in southern Spain.
Its striking limestone rock formations are why many travelers visit here; many of the rocks resemble animals or everyday objects. The park is also the ideal place to see wildlife and wildflowers, including the Spanish ibex, vultures, badgers and various rodents.
Various tours from nearby Malaga and Marbella take in the park, although it's also possible to visit independently.
From the village of Villanueva de la Concepción, a paved road leads into the heart of the park, and there's a visitor center and gift shop there.