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The oldest monument in Malaga city is one of the few Roman ruins still remaining in Andalusia. Having withstood the test of time and warfare over the centuries, the ancient Malaga Amphitheatre has been brought back to life and now hosts open-air performances in the summer.
Malaga’s Roman amphitheater lay buried under rubble for centuries until its rediscovery in 1951 by construction workers. A full archaeological excavation revealed a theater dating all the way back to the first century B.C.
El Teatro Romano, as the locals call the public arena, was in use under emperor Augustus. Moorish settlers in the eighth century removed many of the marble columns in the amphitheater and incorporated them into the foundations of the nearby Alcazaba, creating a remarkable mix of Roman and Arabic architecture. Over time, quarrying left the amphitheater hidden and it remained unseen for almost 500 years.
Explore the structure’s ancient design. Wander through the Cavea, the space reserved for the audience, and the semicircular orchestra area for the musicians. Put yourself in the spotlight on the Proscaenium (stage). Today the amphitheater seats 220 spectators at full capacity.
Visit the informative Interpretation Centre next to the amphitheater. This building operates as a hub for both visitors and archaeologists. Discover the fascinating saga of this site and see archeological finds such as tools and pottery. Learn about the excavation and restoration process through audiovisual exhibitions.
You can reach the Malaga Amphitheatre by foot from Calle Alcazabilla, to the west of the historic Alcazaba in the Old Town. From the major bus hub of the Paseo del Parque, it’s a five-minute walk over the Plaza Aduana to the amphitheater. The amphitheater is open daily and is free to enter, but during performances you may have to pay a fee.
Located in Centro, this boutique hotel is steps from Palacio Episcopal, Malaga Cathedral, and Calle Larios. Port of Malaga and Picasso Museum Malaga are also within 10 minutes. La Marina Station is only a 3-minute walk and Guadalmedina Station is 11 minutes.
This family-friendly Malaga hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta and Malagueta Beach. Alcazaba and Port of Malaga are also within 15 minutes. La Malagueta Station is 8 minutes by foot and La Marina Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Centro, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Central Market of Atarazanas, Port of Malaga, and Calle Larios. Malaga Cathedral and Picasso Museum Malaga are also within 15 minutes. La Marina Station is only a 5-minute walk and Guadalmedina Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Centro, this apartment building is steps from Picasso Museum Malaga and Malaga Cathedral. Alcazaba and Port of Malaga are also within 10 minutes. La Marina Station is 7 minutes by foot and La Malagueta Station is 13 minutes.
Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Fuente de Genova, Plaza de la Constitucion, and Malaga Cathedral. Carmen Thyssen Museum and Palacio Episcopal are also within 5 minutes. La Marina Station is only a 5-minute walk and Guadalmedina Station is 13 minutes.
Malaga Centro places guests close to culture, 5 minutes on foot from both Malaga Cathedral and Casa Natal, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Sun-seekers can drive 20 minutes to the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol, while history buffs can explore the Moorish sights of La Alcazaba.
Located in Centro, this boutique hotel is steps from Mirador princess and Port of Malaga. Malaga Cathedral and Picasso Museum Malaga are also within 10 minutes. La Marina Station is only a 2-minute walk and Guadalmedina Station is 12 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Centro hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Malagueta Beach, Alcazaba, and Malaga Cathedral. Picasso Museum Malaga and Port of Malaga are also within 1 mi (2 km). La Malagueta Station is only a 5-minute walk and La Marina Station is 16 minutes.