Open-air markets

Popular Markets on the islands

Several villages in Malta and Gozo have their own markets selling traditional stuff including food, clothing and souvenirs.  They usually sit in the heart of the village and are an important part of Maltese life.  Some of the most popular are the following:

Valletta:  A daily air market is held in Merchant Street, Valletta.  This is the biggest one in Malta and  one will find a wide range of merchandise including fake designer labels, CD’s and DVD’s, books, accessories and antiques.

Victoria, Gozo:  Every morning in Independence square, this small market is full of hawkers selling their stuff including clothing, accessories and straw hats.  

Marsaxlokk:  Home to the biggest fishing market in Malta.  Fish is extremely popular here but one will also find stalls selling food, clothes, shoes and antiques amongst other merchandise. 


Several local artisan markets are organised throughout the year in historical settings.  Check out Malta Artisan Markets for more information.