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“worth a visit to see Picasso's birthplace.”
Review of Plaza de la Merced

Plaza de la Merced
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$123.03*
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Málaga
Ranked #22 of 210 things to do in Malaga
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Derby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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“worth a visit to see Picasso's birthplace.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Pretty little square where Picasso was born; his statue is on a seat in the far corner where you can take a picture next to him if you like. During Picasso's birthday week (October 25th) there is a pretty market held here with an old style theme. Not sure if this is every year, but some festivities celebrate the old master's birthday. The Picasso birthplace museum is only 2 euros to go in and worth a short visit with the free audio guide. It is a matter of opinion, but we preferred the birthplace museum as it told more about Picasso himself than the actual Picasso museum which moslty just held his art on themes rather than about him - and is a lot more expensive.

The distances in central Malaga are not very far and it is an easy few minutes stroll from the entrance to the Alcazaba to this little Square.

Visited October 2012
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“Great buzz”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a great spot for evening drinks as it was very busy and buzzing with quite a lot of student groups, however, we didn't find it "too young" as there is a great mix of people around. It is also close to the birthplace of Picasso which is another great reason to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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“very nice place”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's a very nice spot to chill. There is a statue of Picasso and it's right at the house where he was born. The cafes and restaurants also seemed very nice and cosy.

Visited September 2012
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London
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“Great for people watching”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Plaza de la Merced is famous for its Picasso connections, however it's just a great square to sample the local culture. With a choice of many bars and cafes, relaxing with a drink, watching the hustle and bustle of activity in the warm sunshine is a really pleasant way of passing an hour or so.

Visited August 2012
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“Watch out”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

It's the square in front of the house Picasso was born. I had read that it had a bad reputation for pickpockets, and indeed you're being "scanned" in a weird way while walking through it.

Visited September 2011
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