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Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour
Activities in Málaga

Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour

9.4 / 10
47 reviews
Muy buen tour, guia Esther excelente, muchas gracias!
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  • English English
  • One hour and 30 minutes

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!

Itinerary

Having started the tour in Paisaje de Chinitas, 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.

Price

Adults Children under 10 years old
English guided tour
US$ 16.70
Free

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 16.7
  • Children under 10 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

One hour and 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Roman Theatre.

Entrance to Alcazaba.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Málaga).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 16.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Pasaje de Chinitas, 11.

Cancellations

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.

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