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The Torrijos Monument is in the middle of Merced square, impossible to miss when you walk nearby... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Iasi, Romania
Monument in memory of...

... 48 Spanish rebels, & 1 Irish man, Robert Boyd, tried & failed to overthough Ferdinand VII's... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Crewe, United Kingdom
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Plaza de la Merced, 29012 Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Torrijos Monument is in the middle of Merced square, impossible to miss when you walk nearby. It's an impressive obelisk with an interesting meaning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Torrijas Monument is a superb and eye catching obelisk in the centre of Plaza De Merced. The obelisk is in honour of General Jose Maria Torrijas and his 48 companions who were shot on the orders of Ferdinand VII on the beach of San Andres....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The obelisk is a monument to General Jose Maria Torrijos y Uriarte and his 48 followers. The group were supporters of a return to the constitution of 1812 and opposed the return to absolute power of Ferdinand VII. The group were caught after falling into...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This obelisk shape monument was erected in memory of General Torrijos and 48 of his companions who were shot on the beach of San Andrés. It's at the middle of plaza de la Merced.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This impressive obelisk commemorates General Torrijos and others who attempted unsuccessfully overthrow the autocratic King Ferdinand. I have a photo. We came to Malaga on a cruise excursion.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The Torrijos Monument is the most important urban civil monument of the 19th century located at the public square Plaza de la Merced, the large square next to Museo Casa Natal (Birthplace Museum) a lot of nice Cafe Restaurant around there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank aiiburstein
Reviewed 26 September 2017

... 48 Spanish rebels, & 1 Irish man, Robert Boyd, tried & failed to overthough Ferdinand VII's rule. They set sail from Britian in the hope of sneaking up via docking in the Port of Malaga, however, Ferdinand got wind of their mission, & had...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ly2ns74
Reviewed 28 August 2017

General Torrijos was a soldier who fought for liberty from the king and was a patriot. He was killed by the troops of the king. This monument was put up to remember him and his idea of freedom.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Torrijos Monument in Merced Plaza is an obelisk memorializing the life of Jose Maria Torrijos y Uriate (1791–1831). This esteemed soldier was posthumously named Count Torrijos and appointed general. He fought in the Spanish War of Independence, and sought to restore the Constitution of 1812...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 2 July 2017

In the centre of the Plaza de la Merced, lookout for an neo-classical obelisk which was placed here by the town hall in 1842 (replacing a fountain) in memory of General Torrijos to commemorate the "49 victims, who for their love of patriotic liberty where...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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