Teatro Romano, Malaga

Teatro Romano, Malaga (must see)

The Teatro Romano (or Roman Theater) was discovered while laying the gardens of the Palace archive and Libraries of Malaga. The theater is still in the process of restoration and preservation by archaeologists.

The theater dates back to the 1st century and was constructed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. At the time, Spain formed the Roman province of Hispania. The theater was used till the 3rd century. The remains were found in 1951 and the building in the location was demolished to facilitate excavation.

The radius of the semicircular space to seat spectators is 31 meters and it is 16 meters high. It is divided by aisles. There is also a 15-meter semicircular space where the orchestra performed. Excavation is still in progress and signs of a larger Roman site are slowly visible. The present theater is a reproduction, although some of the old walls are still preserved. The Moors used the stones from the original structure to build the Alcazaba Fortress.

There is a modern interpretation center inaugurated in 2010 where an audio-visual presentation of Roman history and details of the objects found during the excavation are related for the benefit of visitors. The Teatro Romano is located just below the Alcazaba. Visitors can get a full view of the Roman Theater from the top of the fortress.

Why You Should Visit:
Quite simply an impressive, well excavated and faithfully improved site – such that performances can utilize this venue to the present day.

Tip:
Quirkily enough, the best views are from the normal public pedestrianized walkways that pass on by this well-placed and well-renovated Roman amphitheater.
You can get into it depending on the depth of experience you require but best photos are obtained outside – do have a look / consider this cheaper, more convenient option.
There's also a related glass pyramid which can likewise be found and more easily viewed from the normal pedestrianized path.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm

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Teatro Romano on Map

Sight Name: Teatro Romano
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain (See walking tours in Malaga)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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