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Address: Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta

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Not much market, but lovely city

I rambled around the market such as it was for a very short period of time before exploring a little further afield in this little history steeped gem of a city. The views of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Making this street pedonestale is one of the best thing for Valletta... one can really enjoy walking around and admiring the buildings .. without the cars and the street market.. the place shows off more of the architecture and interesting buildings. A nice place to dine in summer out door.. watching life goes by while savouring delicious foods .. loads... More 

Thank Barbara F
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I rambled around the market such as it was for a very short period of time before exploring a little further afield in this little history steeped gem of a city. The views of the Grand harbour are spectacular, and it's a joy to lose ones self in the myriad of tiny streets. Large number of restaurants and bars to... More 

Thank 4kix2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Have been there on 19th or 20.th of September 2016. Market has moved to Ordnance Street (near the bridge/Burger King at the bus terminal and entrance of Valletta). There have been only a few shops left (About 5-6 or 7). Very small. Also have been on Open Market at Marsaxlokk on Sunday what we ever do. It's much better. But... More 

1 Thank Pascal W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I loved wandering the streets of Valletta, even on a Sunday there were still plenty of people and open shops. A few nic restaurants and beautiful views to all sides. The old beuildings are amazinf and there is a great vibe!

1 Thank IDW999
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not worth a special visit as it is, for the time being, moved as others have said. Very limited now. Hoping its just temporary although suspect it may be due to the cafe and bar owners wanting the space as they are now using most that was used by the market.

Thank Michael L
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Valletta and tried to find this daily market. We got a map from tourist information and it showed the market to be in the lower end of merchant street. We walked down that way but no market ?! We began ambling back up the street we noticed a flimsy sign saying the market was in Ordnance street( Triq... More 

Thank m-s-nomads
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Closed for renovation Arrived on September 6th 2016 and went off to buy some fresh produce only to discover it is in the midst of being improved. We were so disappointed.

Thank lesleydoh
Marsascala, Malta
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239 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The market has now moved. It is opposite Parliament Buildings. If you arrive by bus, go over the bridge, pass the shops and cafes on your left and it is by The Ordnance Pub. It is smaller than it used to be. Cheap underwear, a few clothes and not much else. Certainly not food, gifts or souvenirs, if that's what... More 

Thank Karen W
Kelowna, Canada
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I hate people who accost you and won't leave you alone because they believe they know what you want to buy and they happen to have it. Not so here. Feel free to browse, linger, meander. The stall owners have a modicum of decorum. Plus when you do choose to buy, the prices are reasonable; but still feel free to... More 

Thank Wong_Family_5
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I really like Merchant Street on my annual holiday in Malta.It is far less crowded than parallel Republic Street and I pop into the superb Cafe Cadena for my Cisk Lager and pastizzi or a pasta meal.Then it is on to the market where,having lived in Malta,I enjoy the haggling.Okay it is not the large Valletta market of yore,but you... More 

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