Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Tour

Two millennia in just one place

The essentials

  • Visit the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba with a private guide and get to know two of the most fascinating civilisations in history.
  • Two hours (and some more), so you can take the tour at your own pace, with time to contemplate the monuments and take some pictures comfortably.
  • Tickets included

A Roman theatre at the foot of a Moorish fortification.

This is certainly a good example of the importance of our city over the centuries, don’t you think?

The Roman Theatre is the first stop in this tour, more specifically its interpretation centre.

Here we will dive right into Malacca to find out what life was like in the times of the Roman Empire.

We will visit the different rooms and tell you the incredible story of how the Roman theatre was unexpectedly brought to light in 1951.

You’ll be amazed!

Then we will leave the Empire to travel down a few centuries and stand at the foot of one of the best-preserved Muslim fortresses in Spain: the Málaga Alcazaba.

We’ll tour it from top to bottom: explore its defence towers, dungeons, gardens, balconies and palaces.

Because this fortress was also a palace, by the way.

It was built in 1057 by order of King Badis of Granada, and there it is, still standing today.

We don’t want to tell you too much in advance, but you should know that it was here that the Catholic Monarchs culminated the conquest of Málaga in 1487.

It was on 19 August (a hot day, we imagine), which we commemorate today with a daytime and a night-time festival.

Is that all there is to it?

No way! There is much more.

You’ll also find out the unusual popular district of La Coracha or the role of the researcher Juan Temboury in the current appearance of the building, among other things.


  • Meeting point in Calle Larios or at your accommodation
  • Roman Theatre
  • Málaga Alcazaba


Certified local guide just for you

Literally for you: to answer your questions, provide recommendations and help you with anything you need.

Tickets included

You won’t have to wait in line to enter the Roman Theatre or the Alcazaba.

Radio guides

So you can explore at your own pace without missing out on any detail and also keep a safe distance at all times.

You set the pace

You will have time to contemplate the monuments and take photos. No rush.

Accessible route

No person left behind, the points of interest are adapted for people with reduced mobility, with the exception of some areas of the Alcazaba.

Cancel free of charge

If your plans change at least 48 hours before the visit, you will get a refund.

With all the safety measures, of course

These are our safety and hygiene measures, which you must also follow during the tour.

Keep a safe distance from the guide and people outside the group.

Use hydroalcoholic gel as often as necessary; it will be available to you throughout the tour.

Wear your face mask at all times, both outdoors and inside the monuments.

We also adapt the maximum number of people per group according to the regulations applicable at any given time. 

Everything you need to know about this guided tour of Málaga

  • Tickets to the Alcazaba and Roman Theatre
  • Certified local guide in English; ask us for other languages.
  • Radio guides for all participants.
  • Pick up at your accommodation in the old town.
  • Round trip transportation to the city.
  • Food and/or drinks.
  • Málaga enjoys bright sunshine 300 days a year, so wear sunscreen, even in winter!
  • You will probably also need your sunglasses.
  • Although the distances are not long, bring comfortable shoes, you will feel much better.
  • As for clothing, remember that the climate in the city is temperate. In winter it’s around 14ºC and in summer it’s 28ºC.
  • Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water with you; if it’s plastic-free, our city will appreciate it.

Where do you want to meet?

We can pick you up from your accommodation in Old Town Málaga or at the meeting point at the Marqués de Larios Monument in Calle Larios.

We are easy to spot: we always carry a sign with the CM City Tours logo on it.

What do you think? Will you come and discover the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba of Málaga?

The tour in a nutshell

Just over 2 hours to discover two of the most important monuments of the city in the heart of the old town.

Enjoy a tour at your own pace, with time for whatever you want.

Have a certified local guide just for you, with all safety precautions.

Do you have any questions?

Answer them here

Are tickets included?

Yes, the tickets are included in this guided tour of the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba.

Where do I meet the guide?

You choose. 

If you are staying in Old Town Málaga, the guide can pick you up there. 

Otherwise, you can find us at the agreed time in Calle Larios, in front of the Marqués de Larios Monument.
To find us, simply look for the sign with the CM City Tours logo.

For your convenience, we will send you the contact details of your guide when you confirm your visit.

What if I have a last-minute change of plans?

Contact us at or WhatsApp 625 92 41 96 to let us know. We’ll find the best possible solution.

Will the tour be cancelled if it rains or the weather is bad?

The visit will take place unless there are official weather warnings. In that case, we will contact you beforehand to inform you and reschedule the visit.

Can I take my pet on this guided tour of the Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba?

We love pets, but they can’t join us on this walk. The reason is that we will enter museums and animals are not allowed in.

All clear?

Then book now

Book here your tour of the Alcazaba and Roman Theatre

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