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“Great find in the city centre! AND free!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre
Calle Alcazabilla 8, 2901 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
951 50 11 15
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas
Ranked #37 of 156 things to do in Malaga
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Great find in the city centre! AND free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This roman theatre was well preserved underground and discovered in 1951 during some building repairs. It dates back to the first century and was used until the 3rd century. When the Moors took over the area they reused many of the columns and other building material in building the alcazaba on the hill above the theatre.

There is a great short movie about the theatre, and then an interactive room where at the touch of a screen/table, you can gain more information on the historical aspects and how the theatre was uncovered, etc. There is no charge for this site. Definitely worth spending some time here. You can then walk on the 'boardwalk' that surrounds the theatre and see it all up-close-and-personal.

Visited October 2012
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“Who knew?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My knowledge of history isn't great but I love it and so was pleasantly surprised to see the theatre in the centre of Malaga. It is well preserved and well worth checking out.

Visited October 2012
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Ancaster, Canada
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It's part of the old town, easy walking distance from the "tourist" district. Excellent amphitheatre and the entire ruins are in great shape. A great history lesson.

Visited October 2012
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London
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“An interesting place in Malaga”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is an interesting place right next to Alcazaba.

There is no admission fee for this and you are able to see and get a good feel for the whole open area. I wouldn’t call this a must visit place but if you are visiting Alcazaba then you should visit this place and soak-up the atmosphere for the whole area which has many bars and restaurants and people mingling about.

Visited September 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Good experience to see this theatre, there in an information office and entry is free, gives a good idea what the " original " theatre was like, you can wander around and soak up the atmosphere, lots of good restaurants in the area, allow about 30 minutes for visit...

Visited September 2012
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