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Plaza de la Merced

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Address: 29012 Malaga, Spain
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$93*
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas

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A must see in Malaga

This square is fantastic! It's not that big, but it has been well-maintained and there are some great bars around it. It's great to go there on a warm afternoon, it's a popular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This square is fantastic! It's not that big, but it has been well-maintained and there are some great bars around it. It's great to go there on a warm afternoon, it's a popular with locals and tourist alike and most places are reasonably priced.I would definitely recommend it!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We found tourist guides from 'Explora Malaga' here (and this is the reason for my very good opinion), but apart from that there is nothing particularly engaging here. We were introduced to Brian Helgeson, who took us around the city, trying to compile some 3000 years into 2-3 hours and it was a great fun! And that's for nothing (to... More 

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Larvik, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Renting a flat right around the corner, it still took as two days to discover this oasis. Ten-fifteen cafés/restaurant around a charming (but heavily trafficated) square in may intensely coloured in violet flowering Magnolias (?). Lokal food, tapas, chinese. Sit inside or outside. The service is swift, price-leve is l low and the food generally tasty, good quality and the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by flowering trees and flanked by local cafes/restaurants this Plaza is famous for the house where Picasso was born and which is now a museum. Very lively Plaza.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Sitting in the sun, or out of the sun - as you like!! Enjoy a cold drink and watch people, activity and Picasso:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lots of lovely little restaurants/cafes. Very relaxing and very popular square. Well worth a visit or two.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The mid-day crowd was tour groups from the cruise ships in the harbor and lots of cars whizzing by. The shops and cafes were not as interesting as those nearer the Picasso museum. We wasted our time going here.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Plaza de la Merced is one of the places you must visit while you are in Malaga. You can visit Picasso museum and the house were Picasso was born. Walk around and choose one of the restaurants or coffee shop to have meal or just coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

. 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... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Several tapas bars here all serving excellent food at a really reasonable price. Also Picasso museum.

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