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“great people watching” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de la Merced

Plaza de la Merced
29012 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #20 of 89 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Oxford, UK
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“great people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lots of lovely bars and cafes to sit and wile away some time. Some with their own swing seats! It seems to be the centre of everything in Malaga and lots of interesting streets to explore.

Visited September 2013
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“The Peoples' Square!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Unlike the Plaza de la Constitucion, you will not find any glitzy shops, fountains or crowds. Instead you will find excellent restaurants, bars up side streets, plenty or outdoor seating and Malaga residents relaxing, walking their dogs and playing with their children. The square does contain a number of homeless people but they kept themselves to themselves. This square is where Picasso was born and there is a small statue of him in one of the corners.

Visited September 2013
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Como, Italy
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“Very cute!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I found it quite a good view, it somehow appeared suddenly to me while walking on the street: a nice surprise!
You can sit and just enjoy some Spanish atmosphere! ;-)

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A quaint, quiet part of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Loved this plaza. It seems to be an area of the city that the buskers/beggars ignore, so if you want to eat a meal in peace or just somewhere for a drink and a bit of R&R, this is the place. Have some food in 'La Plaza' restaurant (seriously, one of my top-rated restaurants ever) and have a few drinks in one of the bars afterwards, maybe before hitting a club or whatever. The monument in the plaza is lit up at night which makes dining outdoors that much more pleasant. This was my favourite place in Malaga.

Visited August 2013
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“amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a meal at one of the restaraunts it was very late but there were children playing some were on bikes some were being helped by their parents to Rollerblade a really happy feeling place

Visited July 2013
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