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Marsaxlokk Bay

Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
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“fishing village” (175 reviews)
“sunday market” (93 reviews)
“fish market” (92 reviews)
Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went mid-week by bus from Valletta so as to avoid the Sunday market crowd and there were still plenty of people and tourist buses around. This is a picturesque harbour, with blue water, colourfully painted wooden boats and lots of history. The Turkish navy...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fishmerman city with vividly colorful boats. Cool to see it. On the other hand, buildings are having old facades, looking rather not clean and worn out. Nothing to see in the city, I would recommend it for good fish meal during evening or as for...More

Thank MarcosCRO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to see the world famous - in Malta - Fishmarket in Marsaxlokk on a Sunday. Felt a little disappointed - we only saw a hand full stands with fresh fish but about a hundred of regular stands with clothes, souvenirs etc. Nevertheless, the harbour...More

Thank NubbieDK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Marsaxlokk is a lovely picturesque fishing village to visit. It is situated in the south of the island, a good few miles away from the main tourist areas which are located up towards the north of the island. Normally always a busy place with tourists...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this little fishing village. The skyline is amazing. So many stalls there if you want to buy souvenirs, or just have a look. There's an ice-cream van there, and they have the BEST soft serve ice-cream. Amazing photo ops along the water. Plenty...More

Thank ah22ch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being praised by tourists and locals alike for its traditional character the bay loses its charm by the gas terminal which is located across the bay. All in all is not even the best place to enjoy seafood.

Thank Grigorios G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to eat at sundown. We went to La Reggia. The staff was very kind, the food was absolutely delicious!

Thank Frauke D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to treat myself to a taxi from St Julien to Marsaxlokk, reception agreed with driver at 25 E and 24 minutes. Alternative would have been 2 busses at a total of 4 E but 90 minutes. The market (on Sundays) was great! Right...More

Thank SusHoff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy on a Sunday, but deffo the best day to visit. A little hard with little ones though. Play ground and small beach at the one end of the marina too.

Thank Damon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a ship excursion that stopped off in marsaxlokk. It is a small village on the water with many boats and market stalls. We had an interesting short walk through the Main Street and found some inexpensive souvenirs to buy. This...More

Thank Mima600
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Alan H
are you allowed to use your consessonary pass on the buses in malta
27 June 2016|
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Response from Stephanie E | Reviewed this property |
There is a tourist bus ticket which is quite reasonable and you can travel as often as you can for a whole week...if ur ready to travel by bus, then i can assure you that this is worth it.if im not mistaken its 11... More
Would you recommend using public transport from Sliema to Marsaxlokk on a Sunday?
4 March 2016|
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Response from dixieYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi public transport will be very busy and you would have to go to Valletta bus station if you are in Sielma there is a boat that goes on sunday walk down the waterfront and look for the notice boards.
Hi, do you think 3 days there would be boring?
20 December 2015|
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Response from CalBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bobbles1 Its only a small town and once the market has closed and the tourists have gone, I think it would be very quiet! Apart from the restaurants and walking around the bay, there doesn't appear to be much else to do... More