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Activities in Málaga

Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 17
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Delve deep into Malaga's fascinating history on this guided tour of two of its oldest and most striking monuments: the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre. A true trip back in time!

Delve deep into Malaga's fascinating history on this guided tour of two of its oldest and most striking monuments: the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre. A true trip back in time!

Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour

Having started the tour at the Crystal Pyramid, in the heart of Malaga's historic centre, you'll make the brief stroll over to the Visitor's Centre of the Teatro Romano, or Roman Theatre, located in Calle Alcazabilla. 

Malaca, as the town was known during Roman Hispania, was home to extensive infrastructure dedicated to entertaining the public. Thanks to the informative visitor's centre, you'll get to know the history of the city's ancient customs and architecture, of which the Teatro Romano, Malaga's oldest monument, is undoubtedly a highlight.

Next to the centre you'll find the theatre's ruins, whose origins incredibly date back to the first century BC. As you explore its different levels and the various theatre areas that are preserved to this day, you can imagine the ancient Roman performances on the stage.

On the hill behind the theatre, overlooking its ruins, you'll find the Alcazaba, where your tour will make its next stop. This magnificent fortress, constructed in 11th century Islamic Iberia, was actually built using some of the materials from the then-abandoned Teatro Romano. The Alcazaba, which was also a residential palace, is a prime example of typical Al-Andalus architecture. Marvel at its stunning patios and gardens, and the intricate details of its archways and tiling.

You'll also be able to visit the battlements of the Alcazaba citadel walls. From here, you can enjoy fabulous panoramic views over the city, including of the nearby Gibralfaro Castle, another remnant of the area's Moorish history.

Following your guided tour of the Alcazaba, the tour will finish back in the centre of Malaga.

Changes to the tour

The Roman Theatre is closed on Mondays, so we won't be able to enter the monument on this day. We'll discuss the monument from outside.

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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 9 years old Children under 2 years old
Tour in English
US$ 17
US$ 6.80
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 17
  • Children between 2 and 9 years old

    US$ 6.80
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Roman Theatre.

Entrance to the alcazaba.

Not included

Visit to the Gibralfaro castle.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 17
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Crystal Pyramid