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Plaza de la Merced

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Address: 29012 Malaga, Spain
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Great for Tapas

Plaza de la Merced may not be the prettiest Plaza in Malaga but it is a great place to go to to find lots of tapas bars. It is a sun trap and the variety is fantastic, all at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plaza de la Merced may not be the prettiest Plaza in Malaga but it is a great place to go to to find lots of tapas bars. It is a sun trap and the variety is fantastic, all at reasonable prices. The Picasso Foundation is on the left hand side of the square. Its a great place to while away... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This plaza was literally on the doorstep of where I was staying. Lined with tapas bars offering outside seating. Keep an eye out for the drink happy hours. Cheap! A great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great and busy vibe, full of many cafes, bars, rests and shops.. always full of people and great for sun all day

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This large Malaga square is quite impressive and most of the buildings are lovely only one or 2 a bit faded in their grandeur. The house where Picasso was born is in one corner and there is a little museum about his family and early life, not so much about his art later on. It is worth a visit as... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here during our visit and it was an excellent choice as almost everything you will want to see and do is within a 20 minute walk or less. There is also great access to buses to take you further afield or link to onward transport. The plaza itself is a delightful place to sit and the surroundings have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived close to la Plaza de la Merced and went here everyday. You can sit around on the benches and relax or go to one of the cafés. I recommend the café called El café con Libros.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lovely strip of bars along this square, looks very inviting in the evening. Nice place to sit and have some drinks...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another atmospheric square in the old town of Malaga. There are plenty of bars & restaurants around the edges, great for relaxing & people watching. Picasso' s birthplace is marked on a plaque on a wall here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relax and have a drink. Nice place to relax and watch people go by. Prices seem reasonable, but this is out of season

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very peaceful square. Looks very nice during both the day and evening. The are lots of restaurants surrounding the square

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