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. Add Plaza de la Merced to your Malaga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Malaga route planning website .
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  • Very nice, romantic, shopping plaza to drink or sit there and listen to musicians who play and sing there and let pass the time
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  • This is a good place made all the better by its association with Picasso. The bars are very full of tourists but you can sit in a bench and enjoy the open freedom of the place. Local families use the ...  more »
  • Plaza de la Merced. On this square are Pablo Picasso himself on a bench. Here there were many outdoor cafes to choose from. Go down the Street towards the port assumed away past, among others. The Picasso Museum, Cathedralen.
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  • Great place to meet friends. Lots of restaurants and cafes. It does need maintenance. It would be great to see the empty building refurbished or replaced.
  • Nice plaza with statue of Picasso in front of the Picasso Natal museum. Come see the sitting statue and get your photo taken, but skip the museum. Then stop at one of the many tapas restaurants for a snack and a cocktail or coffee. On the weekend families are out playing and dog walking.
  • This marked is just the best attraction in Malaga. The marked is divided into sectiond selling enormous amounts of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, shellfish and meats from all kinds of different animals. Everything is presented so appetizing that you will be compelled to buy. Sometimes you will however find that the strawberries in your bag are not as fresh and red as the ones on the display. Olives, almonds, dried figs and muscatel raisins make great souvenirs. On the north side of the marked is a row of bars open for lunch with freshly prepared tapas and rationes to be enjoyed in the sun.
  • Great square for hanging around eating and people watching. Lots of competent street musicians to keep you entertained. Picasso birthplace is in one corner and worth a visit.
  • It's an iconic place of the city... remember to take a picture with the Picasso statue...
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