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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
Phone Number:
+34 951 50 11 15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Great "find" in the middle of Malaga

Am frequently in Costa del Sol, Spain and always arrive and leave via the train station. I never spend time in Malaga to see the sites or shop. On a cool, windy day, we decided... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Key Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the foot of the Alcazaba lies the oldest, still intact monument of Malaga: The Roman Theater. Built during the reign of Emperor Augustus during the heyday of the Roman Empire in the first century B.C., the archaeological site comprises the amphitheater, as well as a little museum with a few excavation exhibits and information on display. There really isn't... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Am frequently in Costa del Sol, Spain and always arrive and leave via the train station. I never spend time in Malaga to see the sites or shop. On a cool, windy day, we decided to see the sites. I never knew the Roman Theatre and the Alcazabra were in Malaga. Duh! On me. We spent some time here, enjoying... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is next to the Alcazaba with many people visiting it. Didn;t have much time to explore but restoration is in progress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't want to seem an Italian snob but after visiting Rome and Florence it's hard to impress me with old Roman ruins. This one is uncommonly well maintained and having the castle just above, you can enjoy a wonderful scenery and a cavalcade of two representative historic era mixing - the Roman and the Moorish. For a couple of... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen many Roman theatres but this one has the added advantage of an interpretation centre. There is an animated film in Spanish and English which is excellent for both adults and children. Past this is a small variety of exhibits with interpretation panels. Be sure to stand in front of the dot on the floor or it won't work.... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on the passing to have a look at the theatre. Not a great deal to see or say as it is indeed only a theatre with some restoration work already carried out not a large attraction but will certainly fill an hour if looking for something to do.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free. Constructed in the 1st century, El Teatro Romano is the oldest monument in Málaga City and one of the only remaining Roman ruins in Andalucía.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amphitheatre is well presented in the centre of Malaga, and is visible without a special visit as one passes.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't spend a whole lot of time there...it was late and they were just about to close... however it's worth walking through.

Thank llischer
Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured here the same day as the fortress, Alcazaba. Make sure you watch the descriptive video in the entry building before you walk down amid the ruins. Much more enjoyable that way. Site is free to tour.

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