For a chance to see impressive Roman, Arab and Renaissance architecture all within a few yards of each other, make sure to visit these beautiful buildings, the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre.
The Alcazaba, which in Arabic translates as citadel, is a historic monument of incredible beauty positioned on the highest part the Gibralfaro Castle. Previously a fortification of the Muslim era, built between the years 1057 and 1056, the magnificent building has since been renovated in the 13th and 16th centuries, resulting in a fusion with the castle of Gibralfaro. At the foot of the hill, you will see the remains of the Roman Theatre, the oldest monument in Malaga (built between 756 and 788), and one of the only Ancient monuments left in tact after the Republican city was bombed by Italian Nationalist sympathisers. The Muslim workers looted the Roman Theatre for durable and expensive building materials when constructing their Alcazaba. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about some fascinating Ancient history and to see first hand how such diverse cultures all left their mark on this historic city.
Alcazaba y Teatro Romano
2 Calle Alcazabilla, 29012 Málaga
April-October: every day, 09:00-20:00
November-March: every day, 09:00-18:00
On Mondays the elevator is not in use.
April-September: Tuesday-Saturday, 10.00-21.00
November-March: Tuesday-Saturday, 9.00-19.00