Nestling at the foot of the Alcazaba are the ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre which predate the Arabic Fortress/Palace by a thousand years. Although one can see quite well into the ruins from the boundary fence surrounding them in the Plaza Alcazar, it is better to go amongst the ruins to best get the feel of the theatre. Entrance is via the building to the left of the amphi-theatre. Entry is normally free and there is are informative displays inside the building. Visit time; probably no more than 30 minutes.
Don’t forget to have a look down through the glass pyramid in the square (Plaza) where you can see some more Roman ruins below and if you have the time, the entrance to the Alcazaba is but a few yards away on the edge of the square. I would suggest that you allow yourself a couple of hours, minimum, to explore the Alcazaba.
Note: There are some interesting cafes and restaurants in the Plaza Alcazar that we will be investigating in the next couple of months.
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