la alcazaba and the roman theatre

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La Alcazba is a military fortress that was built in the 11th century using the remains of an existing Roman fortress. The distinctive building is at the foot of Gibralfaro Castle which on the hillside that overlooks the African coast.


The Roman Theatre sits adjacent to La Alcazaba and was being restored when we were visiting. Despite being 19 meters high and having a radius of 31 meters, the theatre wasn't discovered until 1951! It sat underground and wasn't excavated for so long - apparently, the theatre hasn't been used since the third century.

We felt fortunate to be able to see this in person and were happy to see efforts were being made to preserve the history.

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12 comments

  1. Stunning pictures!

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  2. you're the most stylist little tourist ever!

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  3. wow. how gorgeous. it looks just like the amphitheater on the original clash of the titans :)

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  4. Amazing amphitheatre! And, I agree with Jenna!

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  5. Places like this really take my breath away. Can you imagine how it must have felt to discover that? Amazing..

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  6. This is an amazing looking place!
    And the pictures are beautiful (as always.)
    :-)

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  7. Looks incredible, love what you're wearing!

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  8. Wow, this is amazing. I'd love to see this in person some day...

    PS - Your blog inspires me, so I thought I'd give you a shout out :) http://bit.ly/fNaAUE

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  9. one day I'm going to Italy and I will LOVE it, I just know I will.

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  10. Gorgeous photography! Your pics are stunning. Have fun!

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  11. These pictures are just lovely :) Nice blog!

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  12. hi i've been following your blog for quite some time now. my first time commenting. i was wondering if its possible that you guys could put together suggestions for traveling on a budget. like places to stay at and how much money one needs to go on such adventures? i just feel like everytime i come to visit here, i catch the travel bug!

    thanks,
    Anabella

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