The Malta fishing village is a very quiet location compared to others, with few cars passing through. But at the same time, it has become a very touristic location with many fish restaurants and cafes lined along the promenade.
Although the Sunday market was originally a fish market, it has developed and now it also sells locally produced honey, fruit jams, wine as well as vegetables, souvenirs, and clothes.
Interesting facts about Marsaxlokk
Colorful Luzzu Boats
The vessels that bob in the harbor of Marsaxlokk are more than your average fishing boat’s. Known as luzzus, these traditional and distinctive Maltese boats are brightly painted in primary colors. In keeping with traditions dating back to Phoenician times, the eye of Horus (an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection) is painted on the front bow to protect fishermen out at sea. The boats are attractions in themselves and a colorful symbol of the Maltese islands.