Plaza de la Merced

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Plaza de la Merced: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

    1. Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

    See the sights of Malaga with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Start your guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, then pass through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas straight to Port of Malaga. Stop near the Cathedral, also called la Manquita because the construction of the South Tower has never been completed. Go past the great Picasso Museum and head to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square in Malaga. After seeing the Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, roll onwards to the Monte de Gilbralfaro and over to the Parador Nacional. Enjoy the most amazing views of the coast and take a lot of photos. Ride back to the city and roll up at the Plaza de Uncibay. Feel free to ask any questions and get useful recommendations from your friendly guide.

    Overall, the tour was excellent. All the main sights in Malaga were covered, and riding around on segway made getting around fun. The guide Fyodor was very helpful in showing how the segway works, provided great commentary on the sights and in general was a great person to chat with. Definitely would recommend.

  • Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    2. Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Malaga and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Malaga as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Malaga's most iconic landmarks including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Ride through La Malagueta Beach, the Contemporary Art Centre, and Marina Square. See the Port of Malaga, the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga, ride through Merced Square, and pass by the Picasso Museum.

    Great guide.knowledgeable and fantastic fun. Very passionate about his Malaga. Would recommend him to anyone

  • Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

    3. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

    Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

    The tour was particularly interesting because of the knowledge and attentiveness of the guide who was very responsive to what I wished to know.

  • Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

    4. Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

    On this guided tour around the historical center and the Cathedral of Málaga, you will meet at Plaza de la Merced, a square with different uses during its history and connected to liberal policy. In this square, you will see the famous Picasso statue near the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. During the walking tour, discover the city and the historic origins of Málaga. Walk around the most important places such as Calle Granada and Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios and Plaza del Obispo. There, you will discover the majesty of the Cathedral of Málaga, the most emblematic monument in the city. The real name of this monument is Catedral de la Encarnación, also known as La Manquita.

    Maria was knowledgable, friendly, had great English, loved the topic of Malaga & the cathedral, all of which shone through throughout the 2 hour+ tour. Could not recommend her more highly.

  • Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

    5. Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

    Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 B.C., Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited by a large number of civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians.   Your local guide will pick you up at a meeting point of your choice in the city center. From there begin the guided tour through Málaga exploring the most important monuments and attractions of the historic city center. Start at the main market so that you can experience the most lively part of the city firsthand, while your guide tells you about the cuisine and typical local products. From there, enter the old town, walking through the most important streets and squares such as Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución. While walking around Málaga,  discover stories, interesting facts and legends of the city from your local guide. The guide will take y...

    We had a great tour with Javier. He was extremely knowledgeable and very funny as well. We recommend this tour very highly.

  • Málaga: Private Half-Day Walking Tour with Tapas

    6. Málaga: Private Half-Day Walking Tour with Tapas

    Start from Plaza la Marina where you can enjoy stunning views of the Port of Málaga and the Historic Quarter. Then move on to Mercado Atarazanas (Ataranzas Market), so called because it occupies the site where the Nasrid shipyards stood.  Calle Larios and Plaza la constitución make up the iconic Calle Larios, Málaga's main shopping street where the world's leading brands have their stores. Next, follow it as far as Plaza de la Constitución, to the heart of the city's historical quarter. See the Alcazaba, which built between the 11th and 15th century and was the fortress-palace of the Moorish rulers. It is located on the site of an earlier Phoenician building at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, a privileged spot overlooking the city. Admire the Roman Theater, which regained its use as a performance space after its recent restoration. After some free time, visit the famous "el Pimpi" resta...

  • Malaga: City and Beach Segway Tour

    7. Malaga: City and Beach Segway Tour

    Explore the beautiful city of Malaga by Segway on a 2-hour small group tour. See the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución and the Church of the Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church). Get a training session and sufficient time to practice before you set off. Then, glide along Calle Granada to Plaza de la Merced, and continue uphill to Gibralfaro Castle overlooking the city and Mediterranean Sea. Locate La Malagueta bullring on Plaza de Toros and other monuments, and then get close to the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba. Take a spin around the majestic cathedral, and ride along the Paseo Marítimo for stunning views of the harbor. Learn about the life of Picasso and find out where the Picasso Museum and house where he was born are located along the way. Hear curiosities about the culture, benefit from short stops to take photos, and receive a map of the city with ...

    Many would think that a Segway would be difficult, but, as people in our 60's we found it very user-friendly. It was a great, adventurous way to tour the highlights of Old Malaga.

  • Malaga: Private Mini Tour by Electric Car

    8. Malaga: Private Mini Tour by Electric Car

    Get to know and visit the most emblematic places of Malaga and the less seen areas as you travel by electric car. Begin the tour in Calle Alamos, in the center of Malaga. Go through the historic area (Paseo del Parque, La Catedral, Museo de Málaga, Ayuntamiento, Puerto de Málaga, Mirador de Gibralfaro) and the lesser-known area such as the fishing districts of Pedregalejo and El Palo. Take two stops during the tour, so that you can enjoy the views. End the tour back at the starting point in Calle Alamos.

  • Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

    9. Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

    Create your dream tour of Malaga with a customizable private guided tour. You could choose to discover the charm of the city center and old town with your knowledgable guide. Discover the mix of Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture and learn about how the city has evolved over the years. Visit the famous monuments, including the Roman theater and Alcazaba and discover why the Cathedral of Malaga is called the One-Armed Lady. Alternatively, you could head out into nature and discover panoramic views of the city from a scenic viewpoint. During your hike, learn about the Moorish times in Malaga and discover exotic plants in the Subtropical park.  Another option is to explore some of the city's many museums. Learn about Spanish painters, history, flamenco, and, of course, the most famous malagueño - Picasso. There is a museum for everyone's interests, so take advantage and learn someth...

  • Malaga : Picasso in Malaga Walking Tour

    10. Malaga : Picasso in Malaga Walking Tour

    Discover the legacy of Pablo Picasso and his works, which can still be found all around Malaga. Find out interesting facts about the bohemian artist while you enjoy a glass of wine at his favorite bar. Learn about some of Picasso's most famous pieces, his importance to the arts, and his life in Malaga.

    Visit Plaza de la Merced, Picasso’s birthplace, and experience it from a different perspective. Look around the amazing Picasso Museum, examine Picasso his works all around the city, and listen for interesting facts and stories told by your knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Merced

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 238 reviews

We did the tour of Malaga by tuk tuk with our 2 daughters and we loved it! Highly recommended, the excellent Keko guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about the city and its anecdotes; the girls were very attentive at all times… without a doubt we would repeat !!!! Thank you so much for such a pleasant excursion!

Very nice tour with nice guide, Ando really took the time for us. You can choose whether you want a tour with more historical facts or a little less. We chose historical facts and it was a nice beautiful tour. Ideal if you want to see the city without walking too much in the blazing sun!

Maria was knowledgable, friendly, had great English, loved the topic of Malaga & the cathedral, all of which shone through throughout the 2 hour+ tour. Could not recommend her more highly.

Great guide.knowledgeable and fantastic fun. Very passionate about his Malaga. Would recommend him to anyone

Great guides and segway tour around Malaga Alcazabar and port.