Teatro Romano, Malaga

Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled at the foot of a Moorish fortress, Teatro Romano represents the oldest monument in the city. Built under Emperor Augustus in the first century BCE, the amphitheater fell into ruin after centuries of warfare. Some of its columns and capitals were used by Arab settlers in the 8th century to build the famous Alcazaba fortress. Rediscovered in 1951, the theatre has been restored to its original use and now hosts concerts in the summer. Stop by the modern visitor center to see tools and pottery excavated from the site and learn more about its history. Put Teatro Romano at the forefront of your travel plans using our Malaga trip builder tool.
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  • This ancient ampitheatre is worth the visit and when sat on the steps staring into the stage area try to imagine what would have been happening there all those years ago. A historic site in the...  more »
  • The Teatro Romano is a nice central spot in front of the Alcazaba. Nice place to just hear the history of the city when on your walking tours, is a central spot for a lot of things in historic...  more »
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  • For a free little piece of history, I very much enjoyed coming here a lot. It is still in a very good condition and there are information boards as well. When we went, there was a cat sunbathing on the main stage and it was very amusing. It was not too busy as well which meant you could have some breathing space. For families to older couples I would reccomend a visit because I definitely enjoyed coming here for half an hour.
  • It’s a pretty, well presented Roman theatre. It’s free and you can get some good pictures. I liked it because it gave me a place to sit and gather my thoughts.
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