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Roman Theatre

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Neighborhood: Centro
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Address: Calle Alcazabilla 8 | Al pie del monte Gibralfaro, junto a la Alcazaba, 2901 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: 951 50 11 15
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This is a free attraction. It won't take you long to wander round but it's very beautiful and well preserved. It's strange to sit on the steps and think about what might have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is an average roman theatre, not so well preserved and already repaired because is used for other activities. The entrance is free, but you can't really go onto the steps or into the theatre. There is one fenced path where you can walk and get close at about 10 metres to the theatre. During my visit there were some... More 

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Thank Matjaž H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a Spanish play about Cesar on a Roman theater built 1 B.C. Can't get better than that, Malaga has slowly morphed into a cultural city filled with museums and a mix of Roman/Phoenician/Arabic architecture and cultural heritage. If you visit Malaga, come by the theater both during the day to appreciate the details and at night to take... More 

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Thank Alejandro S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a free attraction. It won't take you long to wander round but it's very beautiful and well preserved. It's strange to sit on the steps and think about what might have taken place here over the years.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situate at the entrance to the Alcazaba, this 2000 year old amphitheatre was discovered only 65 years ago. It now serves as an auditorium. There are more impressive Roman amphitheatres all over Europe but it's worth a look if your're in the area. You can see the whole site within 10-15 minutes

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Thank travelogo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

For a free attraction that takes all of about 5 minutes to absorb, this is absolutely worth the time and the cost. It seems almost impossibly well preserved for something that has been around for 2000 years. Read the signs, let your imagination picture the Romans sitting in these seats in togas, and then move on with some more humility... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I've been watching the dig here for a few years now and today I finally managed to visit after all the works have been completed. Great to sit and contemplate what happened here centuries ago. Another there must see

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Thank Alan p
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Malaga was one of the fortified towns protecting Rome from a back door attack from Iberia, as has been launched by the Carthaginian General, Hannibal. The cultural center of every important Roman city was a semi circle theater. Malaga's representation of the Roman empire is a theater that seated 250 people and was 100' across and 50' tall. History buffs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The Roman theatre is mainly free to wander round, they have excavated and restored much of the amphitheater and the surrounding seats, plus put in a raised walkway to see what the world was like in the Roman days, you can pay to walk up to the top of the walled area, but to be honest you can see so... More 

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Thank Peter F
Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is the remnants of a 2nd century excavated roman theatre which is still quite well preserved. It is right next to the shopping areas and the Alcazaba and is free to browse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a must see stop in Malaga. There is a small museum that has some nice pieces inside from the site and well as information and history. You can walk down and examine it up close. Nice signs to tell you what you are seeing.

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