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Teatro Romano, Malaga

#4 of 131 in Historic Sites in Costa del Sol
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • The Greeks also started a tradition of using the hillside for theater, such as the theater in Taormina, Sicily. The Roman theater is the archaeological remains of the theater of ancient Malaca. This.....  more »
  • We began a leisurely walk taking us past to ruins of the ancient El Teatro Romano or Roman Theater, built more than 2,000 years ago by Augustus. It had been used for two hundred years, before falling....  more »
  • For a free little piece of history, I very much enjoyed coming here a lot. It is still in a very good condition and there are information boards as well. When we went, there was a cat sunbathing on the main stage and it was very amusing. It was not too busy as well which meant you could have some breathing space. For families to older couples I would reccomend a visit because I definitely enjoyed coming here for half an hour.
  • It’s a pretty, well presented Roman theatre. It’s free and you can get some good pictures. I liked it because it gave me a place to sit and gather my thoughts.

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