Free tour Alzacaba and Roman Theatre | OWAY Tours

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  • Guided visit
  • Free cancellation
Description

The free tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre

Malaga is a city full of diversity where you will find an unequalled cultural variety. The fusion between Muslim and Roman culture gives us the opportunity to contemplate unique buildings where we can perfectly observe the differences between them.

The Alcazaba of Malaga was a Muslim fortification built between 756-788. It was acquired by the Kings of Granada in the 11th century, and shortly afterwards it was reformed and merged with the Gibralfaro Castle between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is undoubtedly a building with a peculiar historical and topographical evolution.

The Roman Theatre of Malaga is one of the most representative symbols of Roman Hispania. It was built by Augustus in the 1st century BC and was in operation until the 3rd century. Despite its antiquity, it was discovered by our society in 1951 during the refurbishment of the “Casa de la Cultura” in Malaga. After the excavations we found the "proscenium", the stage, the "orchestra", a place reserved for the senators, and the grandstand with a radius of 31 metres by 16 metres high with 13 tiers.

In our Free Tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre of Malaga, our guides will tell you all the history and curiosities of these monuments. We will start the visit at the Roman Theatre, where we will learn about the "Lex Flavia Malacitana", the first municipal law of Malaga. Next, we will go to the Alcazaba of Malaga, located on the Gibralfaro mountain. In the Alcazaba, we will discover the “Plaza de Armas” (Weapons square), where the weapons were kept and where the artillery was kept, the “Torre de la Vela” which houses a bell used in ancient times as a night clock for the farmers, and finally, we will visit the Cuartos de Granada (rooms) where the kings used to live.

Free Tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre: schedule of guided tours

 

You cannot come to Malaga and leave without visiting the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre, that is why we have a wide timetable available, so you won't miss your guided tour. Our tour lasts about 2 hours, starts in Calle la Alcabazilla (opposite the Roman Theatre) and ends inside the Alcazaba itself. We offer this tour every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11:00 am. In addition, from 1 April until 14 October, we offer a second round of this tour at 18:00 on Fridays and Sundays. Remember that in our free tour you set the price depending on how satisfied you are with our guide, with the visit and with the information and curiosities you have discovered during this experience.

Patio Interior de la Alcazaba de Málaga Foto exterior del Teatro Romano de Málaga Foto exterior del Teatro Romano de Málaga

Important
For groups of 6 or more people you have to make the request for a private guided tour and we’ll assign you an exclusive guide. More information here.

Prices

Precios

Includes

Incluye

Meeting point

Meeting point

Calle Alcazabilla, opposite the Roman Theatre, Malaga

How to get there

How to get there

On foot: If you are staying at the Parador Nacional de Málaga Gibralfaro, you can reach our meeting point by taking a walk of about 20 minutes, passing by emblematic places of the city such as the Museum of Art of Málaga and the Jardines Pedro Luis Alonso (gardens).

By car. Closest parking: If, finally, you decide to come by car to Calle Alcazabilla, we recommend the “Aparcamiento Alcazaba” (car park), located less than 200 metres from the meeting point, passing through Calle Santa Ana and Plaza Jesús el Rico (square).

Description

The free tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre

Malaga is a city full of diversity where you will find an unequalled cultural variety. The fusion between Muslim and Roman culture gives us the opportunity to contemplate unique buildings where we can perfectly observe the differences between them.

The Alcazaba of Malaga was a Muslim fortification built between 756-788. It was acquired by the Kings of Granada in the 11th century, and shortly afterwards it was reformed and merged with the Gibralfaro Castle between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is undoubtedly a building with a peculiar historical and topographical evolution.

The Roman Theatre of Malaga is one of the most representative symbols of Roman Hispania. It was built by Augustus in the 1st century BC and was in operation until the 3rd century. Despite its antiquity, it was discovered by our society in 1951 during the refurbishment of the “Casa de la Cultura” in Malaga. After the excavations we found the "proscenium", the stage, the "orchestra", a place reserved for the senators, and the grandstand with a radius of 31 metres by 16 metres high with 13 tiers.

In our Free Tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre of Malaga, our guides will tell you all the history and curiosities of these monuments. We will start the visit at the Roman Theatre, where we will learn about the "Lex Flavia Malacitana", the first municipal law of Malaga. Next, we will go to the Alcazaba of Malaga, located on the Gibralfaro mountain. In the Alcazaba, we will discover the “Plaza de Armas” (Weapons square), where the weapons were kept and where the artillery was kept, the “Torre de la Vela” which houses a bell used in ancient times as a night clock for the farmers, and finally, we will visit the Cuartos de Granada (rooms) where the kings used to live.

Free Tour Alcazaba and Roman Theatre: schedule of guided tours

 

You cannot come to Malaga and leave without visiting the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre, that is why we have a wide timetable available, so you won't miss your guided tour. Our tour lasts about 2 hours, starts in Calle la Alcabazilla (opposite the Roman Theatre) and ends inside the Alcazaba itself. We offer this tour every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 11:00 am. In addition, from 1 April until 14 October, we offer a second round of this tour at 18:00 on Fridays and Sundays. Remember that in our free tour you set the price depending on how satisfied you are with our guide, with the visit and with the information and curiosities you have discovered during this experience.

Patio Interior de la Alcazaba de Málaga Foto exterior del Teatro Romano de Málaga Foto exterior del Teatro Romano de Málaga

Important
For groups of 6 or more people you have to make the request for a private guided tour and we’ll assign you an exclusive guide. More information here.

Prices

Precios

Includes

Incluye

Meeting point

Meeting point

Calle Alcazabilla, opposite the Roman Theatre, Malaga

How to get there

How to get there

On foot: If you are staying at the Parador Nacional de Málaga Gibralfaro, you can reach our meeting point by taking a walk of about 20 minutes, passing by emblematic places of the city such as the Museum of Art of Málaga and the Jardines Pedro Luis Alonso (gardens).

By car. Closest parking: If, finally, you decide to come by car to Calle Alcazabilla, we recommend the “Aparcamiento Alcazaba” (car park), located less than 200 metres from the meeting point, passing through Calle Santa Ana and Plaza Jesús el Rico (square).

 
 
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