It was designed in the mid-19th century when the Muslim walls to the south were demolished, which opened the city to the sea. Today, it is also the first sight that visitors from cruise ships see when they leave the Port of Málaga.
It is located in front of the main entrance of the Port and the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, with the Alameda Principal to one side and the Parque de Málaga on the other, bounded on the north by Calle Larios.
The square is enclosed by notable buildings of modern lines and the impressive fountain, with its jets of water, is in its centre.
It has undergone several renovations throughout its history such as the building of an underground public car park and the uncovering of parts of the 17th century port wall, which can be visited.
The Tourist Information Office of the City of Málaga is in this square and provides information on things to do in the city during your stay. At the back of the square we can find the statue of the "Cenachero" (Street Fish Vendor) a typical character and symbol of the city of Málaga.
- Plaza de la Marina, 11