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Plaza de la Merced

29012 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas
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Ranked #16 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Plaza de la Merced is one of the wonderful squares to visit in Malaga / Located at the top end of Calle Granada which is the minor (but none less interesting) continuation of major Calle Larios at Plaza de la Constitution. This peaceful square is a popular meeting place in the evening and open air events take place here... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The Plaza de la Merced is a plaza located in the homonymous district of the Spanish city of Malaga. This is one of the main squares of the city, where they usually develop events and festivals. On the square are located the obelisk in honor of General Torrijos and the birthplace of Picasso, Picasso Museum headquarters Birthplace Foundation.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Whilst not actually in the centre of Malaga (indeed it is outside of the old walls) this definitely felt like the centre of the place. It is the biggest square in Malaga and contains both a statue of Picasso and a monument to some local patriots. the square is surounded by cafes and I enjoyed Sunday breakfast in one of... More 

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glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Picasso museum is on the corner of this square and there are lots of bars and cafes. We had a coffee there and enjoyed people watching. The monument in the centre details an insurrection of the 19th century when a number of British were among those executed on the orders of Ferdinand VII

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Always lively!! Always lovely! Most beautiful when the trees blossom in blue..:) Usually full of tourists or students learning Spanish in language school on one of its corners..:)

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Market Harborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

wandered up to here on my last day, breakfast at the small cafe next to Picasso's birthplace, found myself in the art gallery to see the exhibition of paintings/ drawing related to doves and birds... so a spot culture before reaching the nearby shopping streets

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Plaza de la Merced is one of the most beautiful squares in Malaga. It was originally called Plaza del Mercado, because it was a public market in the 15th century and later named Plaza de Riego, after the liberal General Riego of the 19th century. Its current name derives from a church, which was located in the north west corner,... More 

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Montvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Many good restaurants. I enjoyed the tapas and cerveza. Lots of activity in the plaza. Easy to walk to.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The entire old town of Malaga is not that large so a walk up to the Plaza de la Merced is not far but there really isn't much there but the monument and a few restaurants. Wandering the streets of the old town is much more interesting and this is where the locals are eating, strolling and socializing.

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Ipswich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nothing special but pleasant for a tapa or a drink or just to sit and watch the world go by. Relaxed and quiet.

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