Exploring the vibrant outdoor markets of Malta

Exploring the vibrant outdoor markets of Malta

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Exploring the vibrant outdoor markets of Malta
  • Malta Tips
  • May 15, 2023

Like most Mediterranean countries, Malta boasts a vast outdoor market culture. 

Spread all over the island, Maltese outdoor markets are the ideal place to immerse yourself in an authentic local experience.

There’s an abundance of markets during the entire week, so whether you’re a foodie, a craft enthusiast, a vintage lover, or looking for a bargain — you definitely won’t leave empty-handed!

So, grab your shopping bag and explore some of Malta’s best outdoor markets. 

Marsaxlokk Fish Market

Held every Sunday morning, Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Malta; the Marsaxlokk Fish Market is the market to go to if you’re looking for an authentic Maltese experience.

Locals and visitors gather in the picturesque fishing village to reach one of the most popular markets on the islands.

For the food lovers out there, you can expect stalls selling fresh fish, seafood, and traditional Maltese foods.  

You’ll also find vendors selling Maltese souvenirs, clothes, shoes, toys, and much more. 

You can reach the market easily via public transport and by car. 

To make the most of your trip, consider visiting as early as possible! 

Valletta Sunday Market 

The Valletta Sunday Market, also known as “il-Monti,” is a famous Sunday outdoor market.

This popular outdoor market is usually held in Valletta; however, due to current roadworks, it’s being temporarily held close by in Floriana

With its diverse offerings, this market is a treasure trove for those seeking authentic Maltese souvenirs, delectable local snacks like “pastizzi” or “imaret,” and other traditional food and drinks. 

Plus, it makes for an excellent start to a day out in Valletta, Malta’s capital city. 

And let’s face it; there’s nothing like a great deal to kick off a day of sightseeing and exploring. 

Remember that this market attracts significant crowds, so arriving early in Valletta is advisable to avoid crowds. 

Accessible via all buses with Valletta as their final destination, getting to the market is convenient for all visitors.

Vittoriosa Market

On Tuesdays, the Vittoriosa market is held in the captivating city of Vittoriosa — one of the Three Cities located in the southern part of the island. 

This market stands out as a unique market experience in Malta, as it allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and mingle with the friendly locals. 

So, whether you’re taking a stroll or looking to buy something in particular, this market is worth checking out. 

You’ll find stalls selling everything from clothing, fresh produce, local delicacies, handmade crafts and unique souvenirs. In short, you’ll find something to take back home with you. 

So, if you find yourself wandering through the enchanting streets of the Three Cities, make sure to carve out time to explore the extraordinary Vittoriosa Market. 

It’s an opportunity to not only shop but to connect with the heart and soul of Malta.

Birkirkara Village Market 

If you’re searching for an authentic open-air market set in a traditional village, look no further than the Birkirkara Village Market.

Held every Wednesday and Friday morning from 6:30 am until 1:00 pm, close to St. Helen’s Basilica on Tumas Fenech Street, this is one of Malta’s largest and most frequented markets, offering a myriad of delights for visitors. 

You will experience the lively atmosphere of the Birkirkara Village Market, where locals come to buy fresh produce, fish, clothing, footwear, and household items. 

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Maltese village life as you stroll through this vibrant marketplace and discover unique items. 

Make sure to take advantage of this delightful village market experience during your time in Malta.

Birgu Car Boot Market  

Calling all vintage lovers! Mark your calendar for a Sunday morning adventure at the Birgu Car Boot Market at Fuq il-Fortini in Birgu, Malta

This is where to find the best bargains, vintage finds, second-hand unique items, and more. 

Every Sunday from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm, this bustling flea market becomes the island’s most popular destination to hunt for used clothing, shoes, books, souvenirs, and a wide array of miscellaneous items.

You might even discover some valuable vintage treasures hidden among the finds.

We recommend arriving early and embracing the excitement of the early morning hunt while maximising your chances of finding the best items on sale.

Similarly to other markets, the Birgu Car Boot Market is easily accessible by public transport, so let the adventure begin!

It-Tokk Market 

Looking for an outdoor market in Gozo? 

Then the Tokk open-air market is the one for you!

Located in Independence Square, this market is conveniently situated in the heart of Gozo’s capital, Victoria. 

The market offers various goods, including fresh fruit and vegetables, souvenirs, clothing, fabrics, and household appliances.

Visitors can explore the vibrant stalls and indulge in a shopping experience that reflects the unique character of Gozo — making it a must-visit on your trip to Gozo!

Ready for an unforgettable trip to Malta? 

Malta ticks the right boxes for a memorable trip in the Mediterranean. 

But if you want to make sure you make the most of your trip, basing yourself in a central and comfortable location is essential. 

Be.HOTEL is located in the bustling town of St.Julians, surrounded by the best restaurants, nightlife, and amenities and well-connected to the rest of the island. 

Our four-star accommodation offers comfortable Standard Rooms to Superior Sea-view rooms with amazing views of St. George’s Bay and Family Rooms and Suites. It makes for the perfect base for your memorable trip to Malta. 

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