Plaza de Uncibay
Plaza de Uncibay
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Manchester, UK4,271 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Alady who knew about Malaga recommended this area to us a and we went there a lot of times.

Through the day, it has a nice feel to it. However, it was the evenings we went there most though in the evenings when the atmosphere is terrific.

Lots of great bars and restaurants to enjoy a beer, some Tapas or a full meal and you are spoiled for choice.

Packed with tourists and locals you always see something new and, in a way, it is the beating heart of what is a fabulous city.
Written September 19, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Interesting plaza with a great buzz and lots of bars and restaurants. An Empire State lookalike monument in the middle!
Written May 30, 2021
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jimaddison2017
Aberdeen, UK5 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Our apartment in Malaga was near the Plaza Uncibay, a very good base for exploring the historic centre, main attractions including the Picasso Museum and the splendid seafront. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby and we spent many happy hours sitting out in the balmy October weather. It was probably a very pleasant square at one time, but unfortunately has been spoiled by the large multi-storey car park which dominates one side, so if you are sitting out there, make sure you're facing in the other direction. There are many nicer places to sit out, notably the Plaza de la Constitucion, Plaza de la Merced and the squares around the cathedral.
Holiday apartments are obviously cheaper than hotels, but the Malaga is based heavily on the hotel industry and there is not a great choice of shopping if you're self-catering: two small supermarkets, a Carrefour and a Dia, neither of which has a great choice. There is an indoor market beside the Plaza de la Merced, but I've seen better and there's none of the interest or fun you can get from local shops and markets. There is a good baker in the Plaza de la Constitucion, which operates a ticket queuing system you only discover as you get near the counter. The queues do tell you it's a good place and when you do eventually get served you're made to feel it's a privilege rather than a right. If, on the other hand, you feel that man does not live by bread alone and you want to buy some hideous religious artefacts, there are plenty of those. We were looking for a corkscrew, that essential of life, and couldn't see one in the Dia supermarket. The assistant directed us to the next shop on the left, which at first sight was a religious shop, full of statuettes of the Virgin Mary. It seemed a bit sacreligeous to ask if one of them concealed a corkscrew, and anyway my Spanish didn't quite stretch that far. However, the shop we were looking for was set back slightly, one of those odd shops that seems to sell everything and did indeed have a corkscrew. Not a great one, but it had no religious significance and it worked, just about.
The Plaza Uncibay and its neighbouring streets can be noisy at night and there was some detritus around it first thing in the morning, but it was cleaned up very efficiently by the council cleansing department. My fault for being up early enough to see it. Should have adjusted the body clock to Spanish time. My early trips were to the splendid churros stall in the local cafe. If we'd been looking for a churros maker, we could have bought one no bother in the local hardware. The reason you only get churros in Spain is that the instrument for extruding the batter is clearly based on some relic of the Spanish Inquisition. Watching it in use adds a visual dimension to just buying breakfast, expanded by seeing the churristo (I just made that up) fish the cooked churros from the oil with another specialised instrument. When that's one of the highlights of your day, you know you've relaxed into the Spanish pace of life.
Written December 5, 2017
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
The Plaza de Uncibay is a plaza in the historic center of Malaga. It was named after Fernando de Uncibay, a captain from Vizcaya who took part in the conquest of Malaga by the Catholic Kings in 1497. He later became the mayor of the town of Bezmiliana, which is now called Rincon de la Victoria. The plaza was last remodeled in 1989, and this was done by the architects Luis Bono Ruiz de la Herran and Jose Fernandez Oyarzabal, who installed the obelisk. Beside the obelisk are two sculpture groups by the sculptor from Malaga Jose Seguiri. One is titled the Rape of Europa and the other is the Death of Acteon. This plaza has several restaurants, many stores, and plenty of foot traffic, as it is in a central place in the city.
Written December 30, 2014
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I love the plaza's in Malaga ,one of the most vibrant is Plaza De Uncibay.
Plaza De Uncibay is a plaza surrounded by great looking buildings that are both modern and old ,lots of bars,cafés and restaurants here ,it's a noisy,fun plaza to visit,the centrepiece of the plaza is the wonderful Monolito De Plaza Uncibay ,a stunning looking modern column ,all in all it's a great plaza to check out if you're planning a holiday to Malaga.
Written November 8, 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,452 contributions
May 2022
A lovely square surrounded by eateries and the sounds of people enjoying themselves, we especialy loved the quirky statues, piccies attached.
Written May 18, 2022
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ScaniaSwede
Malmö, Sweden1,236 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A square like any other in a pedestrian area in the old city quarters. Restaurants and bars around. A bit of novelty: There’s a Cannabis Amsterdam Shop in one of the busy corners of the square.
Written December 25, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were visiting Cerverias Los Gatos which is one of the most famous vermut bars in Malaga and this superb bar is located on Plaza De Uncibay.
This is a superb plaza ,busy ,great architecture in and around the plaza ,theres all manner of pubs,bars and restaurants near the plaza,its just one great place to visit,a vibrant and enjoyable square,most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written July 27, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
We found this nice little plaza as we were wandering around this part of town and what a great find.
It's not as big as some of the more famous plaza's such as Plaza Del Obispo De Malaga or Plaza Del Siglo but it is just as interesting.
Nice modern street art,cool architecture and plenty of bars and restaurants.
We went to a few here including Los Gatos were we enjoyed some great vermouths in an authentic traditional Spanish tapa bar,it's in a great location,very central and with the temperatures hitting the 30 degree mark on our visit made a great plaza to just chill out in and soak up the great atmosphere of this plaza.
Well worth checking out.
Written September 10, 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,655 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Plaza de Uncibay is a strange little plaza. Not quite the standard square and very compact with seemingly more shops and artwork than space. Most of the eateries are budget end. The interesting thing about this plaza is the cute little cartoonish statues in the plaza, one of which has a doppelgänger in the fine arts exhibit of Museo de Malaga. Don't go out of your way.
Written February 5, 2018
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