Outdoor markets you'll absolutely love in Malta

1) Birgu car boot sale

Traditional car boot/flea markets pop up occasionally throughout the islands, but this is the only one to be held every Sunday, regardless of the weather conditions. The perfect place to score unique or long-forgotten items to add to your collection, drawing both tourists and locals.

people strolling around at the Birgu car boot sale

Joseph Galea

St Edward St, Vittoriosa

2) Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, cultivated for you, straight from the farmers. The market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays near an abandoned airfield, and it stretches for quite a distance.

a woman shopping groceries at the Farmer's Market in Ta' Qali

Joseph Galea

Ta’ Qali Crafts Village, Attard

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3) Fish Market

On Sundays, Marsaxlokk, Malta’s largest fishing village, hosts the only outdoor fish market on the island. Here you can buy fresh fish, and sometimes spot fishermen unloading their catch. The fresh fish on offer varies according to season. Settle on a price and the stallholder will clean your fish so you can take it home and cook it to your liking. Alternatively, head to one of the many fish restaurants in the town if you don’t feel like cooking. Don’t forget to take a walk past the typical colourful fishing boats.

fresh fish at display in Marsaxlokk fish market

Marco Chiesa

Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk

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