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Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

1. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

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 is 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.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

2. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

3. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

Malaga: 3-Hour Food Walking Tour

4. Malaga: 3-Hour Food Walking Tour

If you dream of exploring Spain with all 5 senses, then this is the tour for you! Taste the best of Malaga and Spain, and learn from a local what makes Spanish food culture unique and special. This tour combines a lovely walking tour with an emphasis on food! This 3-hour tour is ideal for a shore excursions or city break. Solo travelers, children, vegetarians, families, couples, and friends are all welcome, with no minimum group size required. You will explore a traditional market and taste local specialties at some of Malaga’s most traditional places. Enjoy all kind of tastings and an unforgettable experience of authentic and tasty Spain! Your discovery of Spain’s food starts in Calle Larios, one of Malaga’s liveliest streets. This beautiful street with stunning 19th century architecture is the place to see and be seen. One of the most vibrant streets in Malaga, it is the 5th most expensive street in Spain. After a nice walk you will reach the first stop with chocolate and churros (traditional pastry that you have to dip in very rich chocolate). From here you will visit a local market, enjoy some food tastings, and walk through the historical areas to see the Moorish Citadel, the Renaissance Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater, Picasso’s sights, and much more. Enjoy a tasting of Iberian ham and Manchego cheese along with some fresh seasonal fruit. End the tour on a sweet note with a typical local ice cream made of turrón (roasted almonds, cinnamon and honey).

Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

5. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

In just 1.5 hours, discover the main sights of the historic center of Málaga. Begin with the cathedral, later finishing in front of the Roman Theatre. Throughout your experience, travel around Malaga with a local guide whilst discovering the main monuments of the city and learning its history, tradition, and curiosities. Learn about the cathedral, Calle Larios, Constitution Square, Picasso, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba. Traveling further, visit the main market of the city: the Atarazanas Market. Whilst there take a short break inside, allowing you to discover some of its local products.

Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga

6. Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga

Learn about the history of Islamic Malaga on this 1-hour guided tour of the Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace with skip the line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 1000 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Once the tour is confirmed, you have to send your meeting time, and then you will start our visit from the entrance area, which is close to the Plaza de Aduana and the Roman theatre in Calle Alcabazilla. You will pass through the Puerta de la Bóveda (Gate of the Vault), a typical Moorish puerta en recodo (a defensive castle entrance designed to delay the arrival of attackers - after entering through an arch, they come up against a blank wall, and have to make a sharp turn to gain access to the next part of the fortress). A little higher up, you'll pass through the Puerta de la Columnas (Gate of the Columns), which was built using Roman marble columns to hold up the Moorish horseshoe arches. You will then enter the lower precincts of the Alcazaba, via the second puerta en recodo under the Torre del Cristo (Christ's Tower). This was where the first mass was celebrated following the victory over the town by the Reyes Catolicos, and continued to be used as a chapel. The lower precinct follows the contours of the hill, and you can stop and rest at the Plaza de Armas, which is now a garden with fountains and a bastion on the south side which once defended the coast. You will follow the little cobbled paths through the Puerta de los Cuartos de Granada (Gate of the Halls of Granada, which lead into the upper precinct where the pathway passes through attractive landscaped gardens. Inside the Nazari palace, at the top of the fortress, you can explore three courtyards: the Patio de los Surtidores (Courtyard of the Fountains), which features a row of caliphal arches leading to the Torre de la Armadura Mudéjar (Mudejar Armoury Tower) with its 16th-century carved wooden ceiling. The Torre de Maldonaldo (Maldonado Tower), with its original marble columns and balconies, offers the best views so far. The next two courtyards in the palace are the Patio de los Naranjos (Courtyard of the Orange Trees) and the Patio de la Alberca (Courtyard of the Pool). The palace is quite extensive with arches, towers, gates, and original marble columns.

Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

7. Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

Get to know the best places in the city in depth on this guided Malaga tour with tickets to the main attractions. Start the tour in the Plaza de la Marina, one of the central points in the city. Here, depending on the time, enjoy one of the many food fairs that are held there throughout the year. Then, walk along the great Calle Larios, the main artery of Malaga with your guide. Next, visit the Plaza de la Constitución, home to many events and the Malaga Fair. Here you'll take a detour to see one of the greatest treasures: the Cathedral of Malaga. Known worldwide, the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings on the tour. Find out lots of interesting facts including why it's called La Manquita. Continue to Plaza del Obispo and visit Antonio Banderas' favorite place to eat, El Pimpi. Enjoy a good Malaga wine and delicious fish. Right next to El Pimpi is the iconic Roman Theater and the Alcazaba of Malaga, which served as a protective wall of the city. Make your way to Malaga City Hall, and along the way walk through the tree-lined avenue Paseo del Parque. To finish the tour, there is no better place than Pier 1, the new open-air shopping center that offers enviable views of the city.

Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

8. Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Create your dream tour of Malaga with a customizable private guided tour. You could choose to discover the charm of the city center and old town with your knowledgable guide. Discover the mix of Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture and learn about how the city has evolved over the years. Visit the famous monuments, including the Roman theater and Alcazaba and discover why the Cathedral of Malaga is called the One-Armed Lady. Alternatively, you could head out into nature and discover panoramic views of the city from a scenic viewpoint. During your hike, learn about the Moorish times in Malaga and discover exotic plants in the Subtropical park.  Another option is to explore some of the city's many museums. Learn about Spanish painters, history, flamenco, and, of course, the most famous malagueño - Picasso. There is a museum for everyone's interests, so take advantage and learn something new. You could also choose to focus your tour on the port area and learn more about the Andalusian lifestyle. Visit a famous lighthouse, Malagueta beach and see how the locals cook seafood.

Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

9. Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 B.C., Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited by a large number of civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians.   Your local guide will pick you up at a meeting point of your choice in the city center. From there begin the guided tour through Málaga exploring the most important monuments and attractions of the historic city center. Start at the main market so that you can experience the most lively part of the city firsthand, while your guide tells you about the cuisine and typical local products. From there, enter the old town, walking through the most important streets and squares such as Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución. While walking around Málaga,  discover stories, interesting facts and legends of the city from your local guide. The guide will take you to the most important monuments of the city such as the cathedral, the Muslim fortresses (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro), the Roman theater, the Picasso museum and much more.  The tour will finish at Plaza de la Merced, next to Picasso’s childhood home; a perfect place to taste the local food and cuisine in Málaga along with its famous tapas.

Malaga: Roman Theater and Alcazaba of Malaga Guided Tour

10. Malaga: Roman Theater and Alcazaba of Malaga Guided Tour

Visit the Roman Theater and the Alcazaba of Malaga on this guided tour. Learn about the reign of Emperor Augustus and the customs of Roman Malaga at the Roman Theater. Explore the fortress of Alcazaba of Malaga and learn about the Arabic influence on Spain. See the ancient ruins of the Roman Theater located at the foot of the citadel. Enjoy views of the city and listen to stories about the history of Roman Magala from your guide. Explore the Alcazaba of Malaga, one of the best-preserved fortresses in Spain. Hear about the Arabic influence on Malaga and the historical context of the fortress. Enjoy views of Magala from the Alcazaba of Malaga. After the tour, spend some time walking around the fortress on your own.

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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.

Maria's knowledge and passion for Málaga is present in the way she takes you on a journey of architecture, history, and the story of this amazing city! I loved every moment!

Very good and comprehensive explanation. The guide was super and took everyone into account.

Jose was fabulous! Great walk with nest information and delicious nibbles. Highly recommend.

Very interesting visit to have an overview of Malaga.