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Roman Theater, Malaga

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Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

1. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and are the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Malaga and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Malaga as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Malaga's most iconic landmarks including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Ride through La Malagueta Beach and Marina Square. See the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

3. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

4. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

In just 1.5 hours, discover the main sights of the historic center of Málaga. Begin with the cathedral, later finishing in front of the Roman Theatre. Throughout your experience, travel around Malaga with a local guide whilst discovering the main monuments of the city and learning its history, tradition, and curiosities. Learn about the cathedral, Calle Larios, Constitution Square, Picasso, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba. Traveling further, visit the main market of the city: the Atarazanas Market. Whilst there take a short break inside, allowing you to discover some of its local products.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

5. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

6. Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Whether travelling as a couple, a family with children or travelling in a group - there is no better way to discover and fall in love with beautiful Málaga than on a private sightseeing treasure hunt tour. The treasure hunt takes you where bus and bicycle tours just can’t go. You will explore 10 beautiful and exciting Málaga sights in your private group. At the beginning of the Málaga city tour, the event guide will welcome you with a short introduction and equip you with the treasure hunting bag containing a modern compass, a treasure book, and some other fun gadgets for you to become a real city treasure hunter. After doing one station together with the event guide, you are independently on your own. On a 3-hour private sightseeing treasure hunt tour, you will enjoy the historic center of Málaga navigating yourself with the modern compass and the treasure book. The tour will lead you to all major points of interest, like the Plaza de Merced, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the cathedral, the Roman theater and the Alcazaba Castle. Moreover on your walking tour, you will feel the authentic atmosphere of Málaga's charming city center. At each station, you have to solve a small riddle or a playful task to collect some clues that will lead you to the final station of your city tour, where you will find the treasure. The riddles and tasks are not time-consuming so you ́ll have enough time to look around and explore each place the treasure book leads you to.

Malaga: Food Tasting Walking Tour

7. Malaga: Food Tasting Walking Tour

If you dream of exploring Spain with all 5 senses, then this is the tour for you! Taste the best of Malaga and Spain, and learn from a local what makes Spanish food culture unique and special. This tour combines a lovely walking tour with an emphasis on food! This 3-hour tour is ideal for a shore excursions or city break. Solo travelers, children, vegetarians, families, couples, and friends are all welcome, with no minimum group size required. You will explore a traditional market and taste local specialties at some of Malaga’s most traditional places. Enjoy all kind of tastings and an unforgettable experience of authentic and tasty Spain! Your discovery of Spain’s food starts in Calle Larios, one of Malaga’s liveliest streets. This beautiful street with stunning 19th century architecture is the place to see and be seen. One of the most vibrant streets in Malaga, it is the 5th most expensive street in Spain. After a nice walk you will reach the first stop with chocolate and churros (traditional pastry that you have to dip in very rich chocolate). From here you will visit a local market, enjoy some food tastings, and walk through the historical areas to see the Moorish Citadel, the Renaissance Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater, Picasso’s sights, and much more. Enjoy a tasting of Iberian ham and Manchego cheese along with some fresh seasonal fruit. End the tour on a sweet note with a typical local ice cream made of turrón (roasted almonds, cinnamon and honey).

Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga

8. Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace in Malaga

Learn about the history of Islamic Malaga on this 1-hour guided tour of the Alcazaba and Nasrid Palace with skip the line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 1000 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Once the tour is confirmed, you have to send your meeting time, and then you will start our visit from the entrance area, which is close to the Plaza de Aduana and the Roman theatre in Calle Alcabazilla. You will pass through the Puerta de la Bóveda (Gate of the Vault), a typical Moorish puerta en recodo (a defensive castle entrance designed to delay the arrival of attackers - after entering through an arch, they come up against a blank wall, and have to make a sharp turn to gain access to the next part of the fortress). A little higher up, you'll pass through the Puerta de la Columnas (Gate of the Columns), which was built using Roman marble columns to hold up the Moorish horseshoe arches. You will then enter the lower precincts of the Alcazaba, via the second puerta en recodo under the Torre del Cristo (Christ's Tower). This was where the first mass was celebrated following the victory over the town by the Reyes Catolicos, and continued to be used as a chapel. The lower precinct follows the contours of the hill, and you can stop and rest at the Plaza de Armas, which is now a garden with fountains and a bastion on the south side which once defended the coast. You will follow the little cobbled paths through the Puerta de los Cuartos de Granada (Gate of the Halls of Granada, which lead into the upper precinct where the pathway passes through attractive landscaped gardens. Inside the Nazari palace, at the top of the fortress, you can explore three courtyards: the Patio de los Surtidores (Courtyard of the Fountains), which features a row of caliphal arches leading to the Torre de la Armadura Mudéjar (Mudejar Armoury Tower) with its 16th-century carved wooden ceiling. The Torre de Maldonaldo (Maldonado Tower), with its original marble columns and balconies, offers the best views so far. The next two courtyards in the palace are the Patio de los Naranjos (Courtyard of the Orange Trees) and the Patio de la Alberca (Courtyard of the Pool). The palace is quite extensive with arches, towers, gates, and original marble columns.

Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

9. Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

Get to know the best places in the city in depth on this guided Malaga tour with tickets to the main attractions. Start the tour in the Plaza de la Marina, one of the central points in the city. Here, depending on the time, enjoy one of the many food fairs that are held there throughout the year. Then, walk along the great Calle Larios, the main artery of Malaga with your guide. Next, visit the Plaza de la Constitución, home to many events and the Malaga Fair. Here you'll take a detour to see one of the greatest treasures: the Cathedral of Malaga. Known worldwide, the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings on the tour. Find out lots of interesting facts including why it's called La Manquita. Continue to Plaza del Obispo and visit Antonio Banderas' favorite place to eat, El Pimpi. Enjoy a good Malaga wine and delicious fish. Right next to El Pimpi is the iconic Roman Theater and the Alcazaba of Malaga, which served as a protective wall of the city. Make your way to Malaga City Hall, and along the way walk through the tree-lined avenue Paseo del Parque. To finish the tour, there is no better place than Pier 1, the new open-air shopping center that offers enviable views of the city.

Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

10. Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Create your dream tour of Malaga with a customizable private guided tour. You could choose to discover the charm of the city center and old town with your knowledgable guide. Discover the mix of Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture and learn about how the city has evolved over the years. Visit the famous monuments, including the Roman theater and Alcazaba and discover why the Cathedral of Malaga is called the One-Armed Lady. Alternatively, you could head out into nature and discover panoramic views of the city from a scenic viewpoint. During your hike, learn about the Moorish times in Malaga and discover exotic plants in the Subtropical park.  Another option is to explore some of the city's many museums. Learn about Spanish painters, history, flamenco, and, of course, the most famous malagueño - Picasso. There is a museum for everyone's interests, so take advantage and learn something new. You could also choose to focus your tour on the port area and learn more about the Andalusian lifestyle. Visit a famous lighthouse, Malagueta beach and see how the locals cook seafood.

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This was an amazing experience and such a great way to see malaga. The guide explains everything perfectly then you are set to see everything without a specific time frame or any pressure. We were given great recommendations in the treasure hunt book and used these to stop for drinks along the way. I've already re booked my next hunt with these guys. 10/10 would reccomend to all friends. It was very thoughtful, clever, extremely well laid out and above all else incredibly fun.

We opted for the 1.5 hour tour. We recommend. Eduardo showed us great places in Málaga, we got great tips for sightseeing, restaurants and ice cream parlors. His English was excellent and his knowledge of Malaga impressive. We had a lot of fun.

Was a great way to get an overall view of the city and to set your holiday up. Our driver Eduardo was super friendly and informative too.

Carmen was an excellent guide and great personality. Spoke good English as well and very considerate. Highly recommend her.

Very interesting walking tour of Malaga. learnt a lot about the city from our lovely tour guide