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Plaza de la Merced

Address: 29012 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas
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Ranked #19 of 93 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
43 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Recently refurbished this is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Plenty of restaurants and cafes surround the square and there are seats in the square if you don't want refreshments. Worth a look, especially in spring when the trees are in bloom.

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Renton, Washington
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65 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Ringed by restaurants, this plaza is a wonderful place to watch people and sample the local cuisine since there are many restaurants (mostly tapas) from which to choose. Otherwise not so much to see.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Well worth spending two or three hours here and certainly worth a second visit after reading the extensive descriptions of the more important works in the museum's very good value Collection Guide. Most of the artists' names are going to be unfamiliar to many people, but this does not matter as what you take away above all is an impression... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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232 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

a very nice square with reasonable priced restaurants and nice architecture. a little away from the main tourist route and a very local feel.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The plaza is really nice surrounded by beautiful designed buildings. Their is a monument in the centre dedicated to those who were executed because they did not like the Spanish King. It was an Andalucian struggle for independence. The restaurant standards, especially in HYGIENE, vary from Nil to Moderate. Initially and ESSENTIALLY, it is best to check the toilets first....a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Spent a lot of time in the restaurants on the eastern side of the square as the this is a good spot for afternoon sun during winter

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Around the square and in the streets surrounding it are a lot of great tapas places and bars. Even though this area is close to the Picasso Museum, the establishments in and around this area are great value.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Plaza de la Merced has beautiful architecture because all the buildings that surround it have architecture from the 19th century and all are harmonic with each other. At one corner one can see the Picasso Birth Place Museum, which is quite interesting. There are many cafeterias and restaurants around the square and the square is one of the most... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

came here as we see market stalls in the square and there were a line of restaurant/bars behind the square. The area is ok, the apartments were pretty above the restaurants. There were people outside the restaurants trying to get you to come in, which I don't particularly like as you can make your own mind up where you want... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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