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Plaza de la Merced, Malaga

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As one of the best squares to visit in the city, Plaza de la Merced is a relaxed yet exciting spot, chock-full of activities. Visit Picasso’s birthplace and find the statue of him sitting on a park bench. Hire a bike to explore the area or take a guided tour. Browse through the shops that offer books, clothes, jewelry, food, desserts, and much more. Watch the kids playing and people walking their dogs. A wide array of restaurants and cafes offer everything from fine dining to quick snacks. Put Plaza de la Merced into our Malaga vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In the middle of the square the obelisk of Torrijos, the General who in 1831 was executed before he could carry out the planned coup. Around the square many tapas bars including El cortijo de Pepe on number 2, one of the last old-style tapas bars. Also a vegetarian restaurant El Canadu at number 21. Remarkably, are all the restaurants full of except El Canadu.
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  • Full of terraces and bars to eat and have a few beers at any time. Very good atmosphere of all ages well later. Glasses adjusted for price
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  • Rather large square, one of our favorite in Malaga. On the northern end there are a lot of refilling stations for drinks and food. Some quite good. Perfect place if you want to soak up the afternoon s...  more »
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  • . Another handsome square Sited just north of the Plaza de la Constitucion, this is another handsome square near the old town of Malaga. The buildings surrounding it, with many bars and restaurants on the ground floor, contain highly-desirable flats for rich Malaguenos on the upper floors. In the centre there is an unusual obelisk, and at one side a bench with a bronze statue of Malaga's most famous son (well, most famous after Antonio Banderas!) sitting on it. Go on - be a proper tourist! Sit down on the bench next to Pablo Picasso so they can take your photo! .
  • Lovely open square, Picasso's status is awesome, I've been there during the Malaga Feria so the almosphere was great.
  • The square itself is not a great view. But it's surrounded by bars and cafes and close to Mercado Merced.
  • Lovely city center spot. Close to bars, restaurants and clubs. Definitely a nice option to stay around for holidays.
  • another attractive square in Malaga. Usual choice of bars & restaurants. Worth a visit