The cities of this route have got a very interesting history! =D


In 1461 Rodrigo Ponce de León of Marchena took possession of the area, overthrowing the Moors.


1618 a date that is inscribed on the Cruz del Humilladero (El Humilladero cross that sits at the entrance to the village although there is some that think that there may have been a settlement here before . The village name means where one kneels or “humbles himself”) that according to tradition comes from the oath performed by the Crown Prince Don Fernando of Antequera before conquering that city.


In the last third of the 1st millennium BCE, the Iberian peninsula became part of the Roman Empire.
In the year
711 a tribe of Berbers out of North Africa (Moors) invaded Spain. By about 716, Antikaria was influenced by Moorish culture, tradition and architecture, and received a new name: Medina Antaquira
The Moorish state was known for its religious tolerance, and lasted until
1212, when a coalition of Christian kings drove them from Central Spain in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa.
Medina Antaquira was repeatedly attacked by the Christian kings during the Reconquista, in 16 Septembrer, 1410 an army led by Ferdinand I of Aragon conquered the city. This gave Ferdinand, who was crowned King of Aragon in 1412, the title of "Fernando de Antequera"
It was only in the 1960s, when the nearby Costa del Sol developed into an international tourist hotspot, that Antequera experienced another economic upswing. Today the city is an important tourist and cultural center, not only on a regional scale.


Traces have been found of the existence of the Turdulo people from about 1,500 B.C., with the Phoenicians following on and giving the place the name of "Escua" meaning the "Principal Head".
The end of the 9th and beginning of the 10th Archidona also played host to the start of the Omeya dynasty in Andalucia an important ero in Spanish history.
By the end of the 11th century, under the rule of Taifa, the town came on hard times, finally resulting in much of the land being abandoned

In 1980 Archidona was declared a Village of Historic and Artistic Interest.