Palos Verdes Estates – Malaga Cove Plaza
Palos Verdes Estates’ Malaga Cove Plaza was built in 1925, and is the home of the famous Neptune’s Statue. The plaza consists of several buildings mimicking the old rustic Spanish Renaissance style with arches that stretch out along it’s walkways.
It is located at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and is a welcome stop when you are driving up the hill from the South Bay beach area. The plaza today consists of small retail stores, several banks, office buildings, Yellow Vase & Mama Terrano’s restaurants and the Malaga Cove Rancho Market which also includes a restaurant.
The fountain is a replica of one found in Bologna, Italy which is of the Roman god Neptune known as King of the Sea. It was dedicated in 1930 and is the central point of the plaza. From here you can even walk down the hill to the ocean, or uphill a short block to the Malaga Cove Library.
The Palos Verdes Art Center also hosts a monthly Saturday Art Show on the greens in Malaga Cove Plaza from April through September from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of the City of Palos Verdes Estates.