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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  • Perfect place to enjoy tapas, or a beer, în the middle of the local crowd; lot of pubs and restaurants! Celtic pub is perfect to watch football games.
  • One of the squares in Málaga; consists of a monument which is right in the middle, statue of Picasso sitting on a bench (look for him for a great photo/selfie) and is surrounded by bars/ restaurants and 2 museums.
  • Very pretty square lined with nice bars, cafes, restaurants and also Picasso's place of birth. Nice to just sit and chill while watching the world go by on a sunny day. Interesting fact that the Torrijos monument in the centre of the square was slightly displaced by an earthquake in 1884.
  • Don't forget to take a picture with Pablo Picasso in the park. Very nice park and nice restaurants around. Lots of tourists though
  • A main square near the Historic District, Alcazaba, and Picasso Museum bordered by cafes and tapa restaurants.

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