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“Sit, relax, let it all go by.” 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 #16 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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“Sit, relax, let it all go by.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wonderful spot for relaxing and letting it all hang out. Plenty of good places serving interesting food, and the whole town passes by if you sit for long enough!

Visited April 2014
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“Full of Life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A great place to sit and have a drink or coffee and watch the Malaguenos go by. Great spot! Good for cycling around.

Visited April 2014
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“Nice and Peacful for a Large City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We spent some time sat here as it was a nice day and you could people watch from the square with out going into a café and buying a drink. It was very clean with plenty of seating, many bars around the edges. There was stalls selling tickets for some attractions and another stall giving away re-usable carrier bags as usual with adverts all over them.
Well worth a visit after a long walk through the streets

Visited March 2014
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“A lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Pablo Picasso was born in a house situated on one of the square's corners which why this part of the town is usually a must see for every traveler. Besides his museum, this plaza offers a nice view of the Alcazaba and it is a great destination for those interested in trying out new tapas as the square is surrounded by streets full of tapa bars. Finally, the plaza itself is a lovely place to sit down and chit chart with Picasso's statue.

Visited March 2014
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“Buzzing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Always plenty of activity here - including all age groups. Plenty of restaurants around the Plaza. A place to visit when you are in Malaga!

Visited April 2014
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