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Teatro Romano, Malaga

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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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  • Free to walk in and enter, decent views from ground level. Definitely worth fifteen minutes of your time. 
    Free to walk in and enter, decent views from ground level. Definitely worth fifteen minutes of your time.  more »
  • Located in the historic quarter under the shadow of the Alcazaba fortress are the ruins of a roman theatre that was built during the period of Augustus in the 1st century. Definetly worth a visit... 
    Located in the historic quarter under the shadow of the Alcazaba fortress are the ruins of a roman theatre that was built during the period of Augustus in the 1st century. Definetly worth a visit...  more »
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  • I love anything Greek or Roman so this was a hit for me. It is free to enter. You can walk amongst the ruins which is amazing. It is small with nothing but a small museum on the side. It won't take more than 30 minutes if you read every sign (which are in English and Spanish) and take photos.
  • Small but interesting museum and animated video, liked seeing the real human skeleton. There are replicas of the boulders, too. The theater is a great site to see, especially from the top! Many cute cats wandering around the theater outside too. 🐈

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