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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tranquil square in the heart of Malaga, busy but peacful, has a statue of Picasso outside his birthplace that gets a lot of visitors, great for breakfast in the mornings or a quite drink in the evenings

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marydrill
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I am forever amazed at old Spain. I look at the places and wonder at how great the workmanship was to build such beautiful buildings. There are just amazing buildings if you just take the time to look carefully.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank René A
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I stayed just off this square, just off the old town. Its cleaned daily, generally spotless and hosts many events day & night. At night its a vibrate area with a wide selection of bars and restaurants to suit all budgets and open till 2am....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sean61
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This is a historic square with a great choice of street cafes. Be sure to take a selfie with the Picasso statue on the bench in one corner of the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meltonpieman
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Malaga for my 40th birthday and stayed at an apartment in the vicinity of Plaza de la Merced. On our first night we had a walk around here, a few drinks and picked up some Tapas. All at a very reasonable price and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NCLTony
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This plaza is a good place to find lots of different restaurants, the house where Picasso was born and lived, amongst the day to day life of the city. Nice and friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 499cristinaa
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This square is full of history, the Monument to Torrijos, the house where Picasso saw the light for the first time, multiple bars, and the nearby spots that your should not miss while in the City of Málaga

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julio_GS
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in this square for lunch and we not disappointed. The food was really good and the square had a great vibe. We went there to try the Mercado Merced as we thought it would be like the TimeOut Market in Lisbon, but unfortunately...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a lively, beautiful plaza. It kind of reminded me of Covent Garden. There's lots going on, full of places to eat, drink, socialize and shop. There are many plaza's around malaga, all vey stunning.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank farah286
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Nice but not spectacular or special. A nice square with a monument that I think commerates the loss of Cuba to the US.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Otuama | Reviewed this property |
Yes - try Restaurante Vegetariano Cañadú, Plaza de la Merced, 21 Málaga - (+34) 952 60 27 19. Very good reviews. It's on the opposite side of the Plaza to Picasso's house. Enjoy.
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