Marsaxlokk – The Colourful Fishing Village
Hello from Marsaxlokk! Visiting this charming fishing village is like stepping back in time. Its history goes back to the ninth century BC and it was right here where Phoenicians arrived in Malta to set up their businesses.
Marsaxlokk can offer you a slice of real Maltese life. When you arrive, and look around you can spot many fishermen paining their traditional fishing boats also known as Luzzu or cleaning their nets.
Luzzu is a traditional fishing boat painted in bright colours. Every fishing boat also have a pair of eyes, according to the legend Eye of Osiris, protecting the fisherman while at sea.
Today, Marsaxlokk is probably the most famous for its traditional fishing market that takes place every Sunday morning where you can buy fresh fish that was caught that morning, traditional souvenirs or just enjoy the atmosphere of the market. Marsaxlokk is also the best place to enjoy fresh fish for lunch and there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from.
Also don’t forget to take a picture at the quirky ‘Love Malta’ house in Marsaxlokk.
Marsaxlokk is arguably the most photogenic Maltese village and you just won’t be able to put your camera down. The traditional fishing boats are giving the village its unmistakable look that’s characteristic for the Maltese islands and seen on countless postcard designs.
If you’re in Malta over the weekend, you should definitely wake up a bit early on Sunday morning and head down to Marsaxlokk!