Marsaxlokk is one of the best known towns in Malta for its fish market that It takes place every Sunday and for being the cradle of the first Luzzus malteses.
The village lies south-east of the island of Malta, to the bottom of the large bay of the same name, naturally protected from the strong winds that visit the island in winter.
its fishing port this fully operational today, where they continue going out to fish large number of boats first thing in the morning.
As we walk through it we will have lA chance to see fishermen fixing their nets, unloading the fishing that day or doing some maintenance on the boats.
Originally, it offered the sale of what was caught by native fishermen both to individuals on Sundays and wholesale on weekdays to Maltese cities., Valetta, Rabat,You will then be able to celebrate those magical moments in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Currently, due to the great demand for fish on the island, we can see that the small market stalls offer us fish caught by the locals and also imported fish..
The rise of the Marsaxlokk market has led to the appearance of stalls dedicated to the sale of other products such as vegetables, fruits, clothes, gift items ...
To take into account the schedule, It is a market that starts very early in the morning and ends early at noon. If you want to buy fish, it is advisable to visit it around 9 am. Another reason for not arriving by mid-morning is the large number of tourists who visit it..
What to see in Marsaxlokk apart from the Market?
If we walk through the small streets of the town we will find a typical architecture of the island, houses made with the country stone of a light ocher color, wooden canopies and door knockers.
In the main square of Marsaxlokk in front of the port and the market we will come across the Our Lady of Pompeii church built in the 1892. We will also find around it several restaurants and bars where we can have a snack or stop to eat at one of the specialized fish shops..
If you have not arrived by car, you can take an excursion on foot to the famous cove of St. Peter Pool in approximately 1 hour. If you have arrived by car there is a road that practically takes you to the cove.
What to Eat and Where in Marsaxlokk?
It is basically a fishing town, which is why all the restaurants offer us an extensive fish menu.. If what you want is seafood, I am sorry to say that you are not in the ideal country for it.
One of the typical dishes is Lampuki highly valued by Maltese. We will also find octopus in sauce, tuna, Mere, cuttlefish and squid.
Right in front of the port and in front of the market are practically all the restaurants in town, a walk through them will give you an idea of what they offer and prices.
We leave you a link to them.
How to get to Marsaxlokk?
By bus: 81- 85
By car: From Valletta we have on the 30 minutes walk away. There is no public parking but depending on the time of your arrival you can park in the streets adjacent to the market.
A Taxi: From the north of the island the rate is about € 35.
Where to sleep in Marsaxlokk?
In the town we will not find big hotels but if cozy rural houses or apartments.
Accommodation in Marsaxlokk!
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