Guided tour

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Activity provider:Málaga a Pie
Guided tour

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Activity provider:Málaga a Pie

From US$ 16.06 per person


Journey back in time to the days of the Romans and Moors on a guided tour of 2 of the most important monuments in Málaga. Explore the palatial Alcazaba and the ruins of the adjacent Roman Theater with an official guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Learn the history of the Roman Republic in Málaga at the ruins of the Roman Theater
  • Explore the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain
  • Climb the ramparts of the citadel and get panoramic views from the hill
Full description

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and are the oldest monument in the city.

Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill.

Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance to the Alcazaba and the Roman Theater
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Calle Alcazabilla, in the glass pyramid

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 526 reviews

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We took the tour of the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba, not really knowing what to expect. Our guide, Lourdes was so knowledgeable and engaging, she made it so interesting, we thoroughly enjoyed it,and the hour and a half flew by. We had thought of just strolling around ourselves but really we would have missed out on so much, I'm so glad we went with the guided tour and also so glad it was Lourdes guiding us. She's a treasure!

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April 2, 2023

Very nice short tour, and excellent value for money. Our guide allowed us to appreciate these two attractions giving the important historical & cultural information together with some funny anecdotes. The standard audioguide provided with the ticket isn't as enjoyable, so I really recommend opting for this experience.

May 15, 2022

Interesante visita, especialmente por el emplazamiento y la rememoración histórica que el guía realiza aunque en sí, especialmente la Alcazaba ( privilegiado entorno amurallado sobre la ciudad) se nos explicó como una "recreación" en una gran parte de la edificación lo que despierta dudas razonables sobre la veracidad y exactitud de lo que se visita. Salimos de allí con la impresión de haber visto algo que alguien quiso que los visitantes creyesen que fue , pero que quizás no fue. Incluso escuchamos que en su reconstrucción no intervino arqueólogo alguno por lo que los arquitectos que rediseñaron los espacios pudieron dar rienda suelta a su imaginación en cuanto a configuración de las estructuras y espacios recreados con materiales originales en parte pero utilizando otros ajenos a los mismos e incluso yeso..

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April 11, 2022

Product ID: 109414