Plaza de la Merced
Plaza de la Merced
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chilton
Fife, UK171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place to sit and watch the world go by – and see everyone sitting on a park bench having their photograph taken beside a bronze statue of Picasso. Lots of choice of cafes in the enormous square. Worth paying a visit to the Casa Natal Museum about Picasso’s childhood in Malaga. When we were there it was free.
Written March 18, 2024
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brewColumbus_Georgia
Columbus, GA1,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
From this square you can see the statue of Picasso and the home where he was born. This time of year the trees were purple with flowers and the breeze was wonderful. Busy but not too crowded.
Written June 4, 2023
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Sas B
Phoenix, AZ343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The airport is not very far from downtown, perhaps 15 minutes by personal car, taxi, Uber. Half an hour via public transport, i.e. bus.

Málaga has magnificent public transport however get a pre-loaded card. It cost 1/3 than paying the driver out-of-pocket each trip.

The city does have some lovely architecture to explore as well as the surrounding areas

However, if you are really looking to immerse yourself in a city with a rich history then take the train to Sevilla, or fly to Sevilla. By train Sevilla is less than three hours away. I enjoyed a week and a half there and wish I could have stayed for another two weeks to explore.

Cheers
Written April 4, 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It’s a very famous and popular place, because Pablo Picasso was born nearby. We saw his house-museum. We took a photo with his statue: we were sitting on a bench together! In the middle of the square a neoclassical Obelisk (1842) stands honour of General Torrios and 48 companions. They were executed here. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants are around and we visited Teatro Cervantes, too nearby.
Written January 16, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
One of the most famous plaza's in Malaga is Plaza De La Merced.
This plaza has been around since the days of the Roman Empire ,surrounded by great looking buildings,cafés,bars,pubs and restaurants ,this plaza is home to the famous and poignant Torrijos Monument ,this monument is in honour of General Jose Torrijos and 48 of his companions who were executed here on the orders of Ferdinand VII,there's a statue of Picasso on the plaza that reminds you that Pablo Picasso was born at number 15 on this plaza ,it's a busy plaza ,we visited here in August and the plaza and area was bouncing ,visited some great pubs and bars with my twin brother Stephen around this plaza ,all in all a great plaza to check out if you're planning a holiday to Malaga.
Written November 8, 2022
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Leif B
Pietarsaari, Finland2,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The most important to see at the Plaza de la Merced is the Pablo Picasso statue. We tried to take a photo with Picasso on the bench, but it was almost impossible, when everone wanted to take their own photos.
Written October 28, 2022
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GAJ 93
London, UK122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Small square and nothing great about it apart from Picasso house museum.few decent restaurants around with live music .
Many homeless people use the square to gather and sleep there
Written September 26, 2022
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This busy square is, as its name suggests, near the market at the top of town. We used to wander up there to have a beer at one of the mini café bars on the Square and really enjoyed our time there.

True, there are some interesting characters around but we didn’t have any trouble at all and they just add to the atmosphere. People seem to take the musical instruments down there to practice and this creates a relaxed feeling about the place.

There are loads of great restaurants that as well as the market so it is definitely worth a visit.
Written September 15, 2022
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toomuchfun001
Glasgow, UK219 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Vile location,
This square is full of drunk, badly behaved homeless people, we observed someone sleeping on a bench and fall off, then a woman swigging vodka vomited only 5 Metres from where we sat, enough to put you off, all rather disturbing, There were a lot of flies,
Some people were fighting, the smell from the square was bad.
Written August 29, 2022
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Cajundanzman
League City, TX106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
La Plaza de Merced is a good place to watch tourists pose with Picasso's statue, locals skateboard or bicycle across the plaza, children kicking tiny soccer balls, etc. But there are always some homeless and vagrants that detract from the scene. Too, the walkway along the south side of the square often smells of urine. The restaurants and tapas bars on the east side of the square are very popular with tourists, but after our first few weeks in Malaga, we found the prices a bit high and the food . . . well let's just say that most is tourist fare - OK to good, but nothing much special. There are much better restaurants and tapas bars elsewhere in Malaga city center. All of this is not to say, la Merced is not to be visited, but to me its over-rated as a tourist attraction.
Written April 7, 2022
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