Malaga's Roman theatre
Calle de la Alcazabilla, Malaga, Spain
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Yet a stunning proof of the Romans Mar 05, 2011
Not far from the Paseo del Parque you can find Malaga's Roman theatre which lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress in the western part of the city. The whole area was light up and I was again amazed about these Romans ability to build and their appearance all over the Mediterranean.
The theatre was discovered as late as in 1951 after having remained buried underground for many centuries. It is dating back to the first century, and it was built during the Empire of Augustus. It was used up until the third century.
The Arabs then used parts of the theatre for their own building purposes. They took capitals and column shafts for their own Alcazaba fortress as support for the horseshoe arches over the doorways. The theatre has a radius of 31 metres is 16 metres tall and has an orchestra of 15 metres. The area has three main stands and gateways that lead into the stands or a.k.a. vomitorium.
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