Plaza de la Merced

Plaza de la Merced: Our most recommended tours and activities

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

1. 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.

Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

2. 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.

Malaga: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

3. 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.

Málaga: Segway City Tour

4. Málaga: Segway City Tour

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 1 or 2 hours, or opt to explore the countryside with an off-road trip. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. Then head toward the heart of the center, arriving at Larios Street and Constitution Square. See the Carmen Thyssen Museum and Picasso Museum before continuing down the center for a look at the beautiful Santiagio church. Then you will head to Plaza de la Merced and Picasso's birthplace. Take a peaceful ride through a nearby park, and visit the marina with its recently renovated docks. Head up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee or beer before heading to the beachside promenade. On this tour, you also have the option of doing an off-road tour in lieu of city sightseeing. If you love the outdoors and a little more adventure, then choose to ride through the most stunning wilderness areas that Málaga has to offer.

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.

Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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.

Malaga: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

9. Malaga: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Plaza de la Merced! Visit the world-famous Teatro Romano with its unique acoustics. Photograph the unique Picasso Museum and admire the fairytale Cathedral of the Encarnación. Malaga University will leave you speechless as it is considered a small but innovative university. Learn about City Hall a Baroque Revival building with modernist elements! The unique Malaga Park is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. Busy and cool La Malagueta will be your next step, do nothing, leave mobiles and things and dive in! The Center Pompidou Malaga, an unrivaled art gallery is waiting to enchant you, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Palmeral de Las Sorpresas with its captivating landscape architecture, in the historic center of Malaga.

Malaga: City and Beach Segway Tour

10. 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 recommendations on the best places to eat and drink.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Merced

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 758 reviews

We had a fantastic time with Adriano thank you, he was lovely and we learnt so much. He was super friendly and charming and we were surprised by how quickly time went as we didn’t want the tour to end. Definitely recommending this to friends as the best way to see and learn about Malaga when on a short break away from home. Thank you again, great service

Perfect way to get an overview of main sights it the city and a great experience for our 5 years old son. Our guide Jaime was amazing, He is originally from Malaga and was so much fun to have him showing us around. Excellent English Ps: The tour made us so curious that we stayed 6 hrs longer in Malaga than planned ;)

The tuktuk was great, it accessed places a tour bus simply can’t go. Our guide Jamie was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Relating some memories from his childhood too, which were much appreciated

Great easy way of seeing Malaga and understanding of its history. Driver was punctual and informative and was able to offer recommendations on where to eat and places to see.

Great guide in a very comfortable Tuc tuc. Would recommend.