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Roman Theatre

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Neighbourhood: Centro
As featured in 3 Days in Malaga
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Address: Calle Alcazabilla 8 | Al pie del monte Gibralfaro, junto a la Alcazaba, 2901 Malaga, Spain
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+34 951 50 11 15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Good presentation of the old Roman Theatre with some restoration blending in with original building. There is an adjoining building which holds a small museum with a few artifacts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never seen a Roman amphitheatre before, I guess it might be of some interest but for the well-travelled; just stay on the bus.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good presentation of the old Roman Theatre with some restoration blending in with original building. There is an adjoining building which holds a small museum with a few artifacts and a film about its discovery in the 1950s and subsequent restoration.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Yes the Roman Theatre is the oldest area of Malaga but having seen other Roman ruins in Spain and other countries this is only an average site. The Roman Theatre lies at the foot of the Gibgalfaro Castle and is just steps away from the Alcazba. It is worth a 10-15 minute stop and is a good place to take... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The El Teatro Romano is the oldest monument in Malaga, and deserves more attention. Overshadowed by Alcazaba the visitors would hardly know, that what they are seeing is the only Roman ruin in Andalucia. Of course, if you traveled enough then you have seen better amphitheaters, for example, two of them in Jerash Jordan, not to mention Epidaurus. The list... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped here for a while with my 7 year old son after coming out of Alcazaba right next door. There is no entrance fee and it is quite a good example of a Roman Theatre, but not really that much to see (compared to others we have visited) and there are so many other things to see in the area... More 

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The theatre is at the bottom of the fort and is worth viewing although nothing special if you have seen other Roman constructions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

For somewhere that is free, I'd say this was an unmissable stop when in Malaga. I love history, and even though completely in the middle of town, you really can get a feel for it here. This is a Roman Theatre!! There aren't any of these where I live! Also great as it's right outside of the Alcazaba's exterior walls... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It is free to come sit on the steps and is right outside of the Alcazaba's exterior walls. It is a popular tourist picture spot. It also is across from Málaga's infamous bar/restaurant , El Pimpí. I wouldn't consider it a must see but if have time and want something free to do I recommend stopping by here for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I could have given this Roman Theatre five stars but I was very disappointed when I came here. This is one of the theatres that you can roam freely, apart from some cordoned areas. You can sit here for free for as long as you want but unfortunately the place just stank of urine! For a very historic place, the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Recently we saw the amphitheatre at Epidaurus in Greece so after that its hard to call this one Excellent but that's probably unfair because this is easily accessible where the Greek theatres (there are two, actually) are an all-day affair. The first thing that struck me was this seems like an extension to the Alcazaba fortress but it must predate... More 

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