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Malaga Roman Theatre

  • Stands in the Roman theatre in Malaga © Turespaña

    Stands in the Roman theatre in Malaga © Turespaña





First century


Calle Alcazabilla, s/n
29015 Málaga
Malaga, Andalusia

Telephone+34 951501115 - +34 671539212


Resurrected from underground.

Malaga's Roman theatre remained hidden underground for many centuries.

Malaga's Roman theatre lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress in the western part of the city. It was discovered in 1951, after having remained buried underground for many centuries. Dating back to the first century, it was built during the Empire of Augustus. It was used up until the third century. The Arabs used parts of the theatre for their own building purposes. They took capitals and column shafts for their own Alcazaba fortress as support for the horseshoe arches over the doorways. The theatre has a radius of 31 metres is 16 metres tall and has an orchestra of 15 metres. The area has three main stands and gateways that lead into the stands (vomitorium).

Practical information



Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closing days: Monday


Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 24, 25,31 December.



Free admission

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