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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  • To find the square are two dingenye: the revolution monument and the bronze statue of Picasso. At the same time, the birth House of Picasso, for some it is called square Pablo Picasso square.
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  • Square with many benches, lots of Jakarandy (the tree with purple flowers), where we can feel the climate of Málaga. To this it is close to the Picasso Museum, also after a short rest you can go there. Just be careful on children who have developed this bowling alley and benches make a goal.
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  • This place is one of the largest of Malaga, located a little outside the old town. It is not exceptional with a tower at its Center. It allows to rest in the shade of trees or on a terrace of the restaurants/bars which borders. The night she is one of the centres of animation in Malaga, especially for young people... especially during feria... So to see more for the side animation...
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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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For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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