Cervantes Theatre (Teatro Cervantes) Tours and Tickets
Designed by Málaga’s civic architect Gerónimo Cuervo in the late 19th century, the Cervantes Theatre (Teatro Cervantes) was built in imposing Neo-classical style to replace an earlier theater destroyed by fire. Its exotic interior was created by local artists Antonio Muñoz and Bernardo Ferrándiz and the theater opened in 1870 with a performance of Rossini’s opera William Tell. However, by the 1950s, the building was largely decaying and it remained in a poor state until 1984, when it was bought by the city council and restoration began.
Reopened in 1987, the interior of the Cervantes is still true to its original design, with an ornate painted ceiling and gilded detailing on the horseshoe-shaped boxes and stalls. It has a seating capacity of 1,104 and is the city’s cultural heartbeat for opera, ballet, rock and orchestral concerts, big names in jazz and flamenco performances. Subtitles in English accompany some productions. The Málaga Spanish Film Festival is held here every March.
The Cervantes Theatre is included on walking tours of Picasso’s Málaga, along with his birthplace and the fabled Picasso Museum.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Cervantes Theatre (Teatro Cervantes)
- Peña Juan Breva Flamenco Art Museum (Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Peña Juan Breva)
- MIMMA (Museo Interactivo de la Música)
- Museum of Glass and Crystal (Museo del Vidrio y Cristal)
- Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga
- Pablo Picasso Birthplace Museum (Museo Casa Natal de Picasso)
- Plaza de la Merced
- Sacred Heart Church Málaga (Sagrado Corazón Málaga)
- Constitution Square (Plaza de la Constitucion)
- Museo Picasso Málaga
- Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen)
- Revello de Toro Museum (Museo Revello de Toro)
- Málaga Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano de Málaga)
- Malaga Cathedral (Cathedral de la Encarnación)
- Museum Jorge Rando (Museo Jorge Rando)
- Malaga Alcazaba