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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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  • Close to alcazaba and the tunnel to the port plaza de la Merced packed with restaurants little shops. A few minutes away from constitution square. Great place for a rest some tapas and or some coffee....  more »
  • You are already in front taken care of in your own language and almost dragged to the tables. A beautiful square but a little too much of a good thing.
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  • Here one can sit on the bench along with HC Andersen and peek at life in Malaga. Children playing, theater groups that hold small productions, few old as young, just enjoying the day and life.
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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