Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

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Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

From US$ 17.45 per person

Journey back in time to the days of the Romans and Moors on a guided tour of 2 of the most important monuments in Málaga. Explore the palatial Alcazaba and the ruins of the adjacent Roman Theater with an official guide.

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Duration: 90 minutes
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  • Learn the history of the Roman Republic in Málaga at the ruins of the Roman Theater
  • Explore the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain
  • Climb the ramparts of the citadel and get panoramic views from the hill
Full description
Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and is the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance to the Alcazaba and the Roman Theater
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 Special information

    You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

    • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
    • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
    • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
    • Bring your own headphones
    • Masks are required, please bring your own
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • Temperature checks are mandatory

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    Meeting point

    Plaza de la Marina, in front of the tourist office. Look for the orange umbrella.

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    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 255 reviews

    Review summary

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    I really enjoyed the the guided tour of the Alcazaba because of the excellent information provided by the guide. We had few people in our tour, which allowed our guide to answer our questions with details. I also appreciated the outlooks he guided us to, and showing us less visited areas, like the obuillette.

    March 2, 2020

    An absolute treat! Our guide (so sorry, we’ve forgotten his name), was very well informed and showed us many interesting things and explaining their significance. Details that we would almost certainly have missed, had we visited the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba on our own. It was, apparently, the first tour he had guided in English and was apologetic about his language skills. If he had not told us, we would not have known! Avery knowledgeable and personable young man. Thank you!

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    February 28, 2020

    Samuel was an amazing guide. I am enthusiastic about history and he is a perfect guide because he knows so many interesting details about Malaga. He will tell you many things that you would not notice if you go by yourself or even with a local. He will ask us to imagine if we are soldiers who want to attack the fortress, what challenges we need to face. And when the poor people live in the palace, how they destroy the beautiful wooden roof. So I really enjoyed the whole tour. It provides me new perspectives to look at the historical site. I learned a lot of new things and I wanted to visit Malaga again. He also recommends the best places for Churros, ice cream, food, and museums. Therefore, it is better to start your Malaga trip with a tour with Samuel!

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    January 1, 2020

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