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Plaza de la Merced

Plaza de la Merced: Our most recommended tours and activities

Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

1. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and Carmen Thyseen Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. The Blue Line starts at 11:00 AM from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2:00 PM. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2:00 PM. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle (closed until further notice) 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and Carmen Thyseen Museum

Malaga: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Malaga: City Tour by Private 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 and Marina Square. See the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga.

Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

3. 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.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

4. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater, and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the cathedral and provide fascinating context for what you see. On the days of mass in the cathedral, the explanations will take place outside the building. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire the views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

5. 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.

Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

6. 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.

Segway Panoramic Tour to Gibralfaro

7. Segway Panoramic Tour to Gibralfaro

Explore the city of Málaga in a fun and unique way without even breaking a sweat. With a Segway, you can take a tour of the city that lasts one or two hours. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. Then take a peaceful ride through the park of Málaga, driving by City Hall, arriving at the bullring. Explore the Malagueta beach, Roman Theater and Alcazaba before heading up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city and sea. Enjoy a break for a coffee before heading downhill to admire the great Cathedral in the heart of Málaga.

Málaga: Complete Segway City Tour

8. Málaga: Complete Segway City Tour

Explore the historical heart of Málaga on a modern Segway tour of the city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, glide through the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and discover legendary landmarks. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. You take a peaceful ride through the park of Málaga, driving by City Hall, arriving at the bullring. Explore the Malagueta beach, Roman Theater and Alcazaba before heading up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city and sea. Enjoy a break for a coffee before heading downhill to admire the great Cathedral in the heart of Málaga. Learn about the history of the monuments, as well as the city itself, all while enjoying the fun of the Segway. Experience an alternative way to discover the city.

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 something new. You could also choose to focus your tour on the port area and learn more about the Andalusian lifestyle. Visit a famous lighthouse, Malagueta beach and see how the locals cook seafood.

Cruise terminal pickup. Malaga in 2 hours by Electric Car

10. Cruise terminal pickup. Malaga in 2 hours 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.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Merced

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4.8 / 5

based on 837 reviews

Exciting experience! Adriano, the driver, is a friendly guy, down to earth and super expert on Malaga, being local: he told us anecdotes and made us discover hidden corners that we could never have seen on our own. In a very professional way he asked us what we had already seen of the city to better organize the tour; the tuk tuk is comfortable, welcoming and silent (because it is electric).. my children loved it! I highly recommend it, especially to see Malaga from other vantage points. Finally, excellent value for money

It's the second time we've taken a tuk-tuk in Malaga. It's an excellent way to show the city when you have friends visiting, or of course to see the city for the first time. The guides are fantastic, committed, well-read and personable. You learn a lot and get a good overview of the city, which only tastes better. Can highly recommend taking this tour. Do it…..just do it!!!! You will not be disappointed!

This is hands down a must do if you’re visiting Malaga for the first time. Our tour guide Eduardo was great. He taught and showed us so much. He was also a great help when we had questions. A 10/10 experience

Excellent tour to get a glimpse of Malagas history. Tuk Tuk arrived on time, Adriano was a very friendly tour guide who spoke fluent English. Highly recommend this to others

A great overview of the major historical attractions in Malaga.