The Top 5 Markets in Malta which you MUST visit


 

Markets in Malta - color, tradition and bargain prices

 
The Maltese have a good thing going on with their open-air markets. If it’s a bargain deal you’re looking for - the hawkers have you covered at 'il-Monti' - the local Maltese word for markets in Malta.
 
'Il-Monti' is a traditional Maltese open market; a cross between a flea market and a car boot sale. The market features second hand, cheap, items as well as a large selection of household goods. 
 
This is definitely an experience which you can't miss as part of your holiday in Malta.
 

1. Valletta 

 
Two distinct markets can be enjoyed in Malta’s capital. If you’re visiting Valletta from Monday to Saturday, at any time before noon, you can catch the flea market standing in Merchant’s street. This is your run-of-the-mill flea market, mostly consisting of cheap imports: items of clothing, accessories and other bargains.
 
On the other hand, if you’re interested in observing an iconic indoor market, Is-Suq tal-Belt located in Merchants’ Street is worth a visit. The indoor market was built in 1860s under British rule and is thought to be the first building in Malta to be constructed mostly of iron.
 
Is-suq, which is another word for the market, has now been completely refurbished, renovated and re-opened.  The basement level now serves as a food market, with fresh food stalls such as a butcher, fishmonger, delicatessen counter, bakery, fruit & vegetables, herbs & spices, oils and a selection of fine wines, both Maltese and foreign. 
 
The ground floor has several stalls which prepare culinary specialities for consumption aon the spot, while the upper level is an open space where visitors can wind down and socialise, also a venue for cultural initiatives such as exhibitions and live bands.
 
Is-suq tal-Belt

2. Marsaxlokk

Best time to visit: Sunday morning (early)

 
We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of the Marsaxlokk market on Maltese travel guides. The hype is not without reason, trust us.
 
Although the Marsaxlokk Sunday Market is known to feature a variety of fish, it also offers a selection of local products such as; fruit jams, wine as well as lace products, and clothes. If you’re looking to bring a souvenir back home, we recommend the Marsaxlokk market for a good steal! 
 
Marsaxlokk Market, South of Malta
 

3. Farmers' Market, Ta’ Qali 

 
If you’re in the Ta’ Qali area for a picnic on Tuesday or Saturday, you might want to pick up some fresh produce from the farmers’ market.
 
The market sells solely Maltese products, directly from farmers - so this might be the time to get a taste of the local specialities such as Bigilla, gbejniet, honey and bread.
 
Ta' Qali Farmers' Market

4. Rabat

 
Take a break from your escapade of Rabat to visit the market located in central town, in proximity of St.Paul’s Church. Its market offers a selection of clothes, household products and food. While you’re out and about, make sure to grab a traditional pastizz. Rabat is known to be the best in the matter. 
 

5. Victoria 

It-tokk market in Savina Square, Victoria, is a must-visit when in Gozo. The market runs every morning of the week - so no fear, it’s hard to miss. Whether it’s household goods you’re on the lookout for or an authentic Gozitan souvenir, It-Tokk market has it all! 
 
Gozo Market, It-Tokk, Victoria
 
There you have it! We hope you enjoy your experience of a typical Maltese market. Haven’t booked your trip yet? What are you waiting for?
 
 
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