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“PICASSO ON A BENCH” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de la Merced

Plaza de la Merced
29012 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Private Malaga City Sightseeing Tour with Tapas
Ranked #29 of 180 things to do in Malaga
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“PICASSO ON A BENCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Lively square, especially on a Sunday lunchtime. Lots of people, tourists like ourselves having their picture taken, sitting with the bronze statue of Picasso on one of the benches, Very Nice. Lined with restaurants, and of course the bitrhplace of Picasso is worth a visit too. That is tucked right up in the corner behind the bench where Picasso sits.

Visited May 2013
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“Buy anything as long as its a kilo !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This place in a distinctive old building deserves a visit. You can buy farm fresh produce but only in weights / multiples of one kilo. That can be a lot of oranges, strawberries, grapes, olives, etc for one person...

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting place - very good tapas bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I have visited a couple of sites on or near Plaza de la Merced in Malaga: the Picasso Museum and the Picasso Birthplace Museum (which I have reviewed separately). the square is lovely, spacious and surrounded by eateries and tapas bars. I would like to recommend a tapas bar, La Esquina de la Merced (which isn't yet listed separately in TripAdvisor). We had four tapas - boquerones en vinagre, potato salad, serrano ham, and cheese, with two beers, one large (jarra) and one small, followed by two espresso coffees (a single and a double). Everything was fine: the boquerones were very tasty, the serrano ham was perfect, and the tapas were just the right size (even the potato salad!). The bill came to just over 10 Euros. Highly recommended!

Visited May 2013
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“buzzy and pleasant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We often visit this plaza. La Plaza bar is really nice to sit outside when the sun is shining and have ´posh´tapas. Great selection, something different and great flavours. Main meals are good too. Not the cheapest but a nice change from the Andalucian ´norm´

Visited March 2013
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Paignton, Devon UK
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“Bustling place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A good selection of reasonably prized cafes and bars around the square which had a lively local craft market on the Saturday we visited.

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