11 June, 2014

A Random Bus Journey To Marsaxlokk, Malta

Traditional fishing boats at Marsaxlokk, Malta

While on our trip to Malta, after visiting the 5000 year old Tarxien Temples we weren't sure what to do next. I suggested we got on the next bus that came along and see where we ended up - and that's what we did.

The bus took us to Marsaxlokk and it turned out to be a delightful fishing village full of colour and sunshine.

The harbour was a mass of traditional fishing boats based on a design dating back to the Phoenicians, who first landed and set up trading posts on Malta, during the ninth century BC. The boats are known locally as luzzus.

Fish restaurant signs Marsaxlokk, Malta

Inevitably, where fish is caught there are fish restaurants. The sign above was from a restaurant run by three sisters whose husbands catch the fish - so a fresh catch guaranteed.

Fishing nets Marsaxlokk, Malta

The fishing nets dot the harbour side as do a string of restaurants. It's a perfect, tranquil setting for a meal.

Harbour side restaurants Marsaxlokk, Malta

The harbour has it's statue of a fisherman and, of course ...

Fisherman statue, Marsaxlokk

... there is the inevitable large church nearby.

Church at Marsaxlokk, Malta

But it's the colourful fishing boats that dominate Marsaxlokk. Where else would you get to see Leornado Da Vinci!

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Photos: © Mike Perry

Other Malta Posts:
The Maltese Fisherman Who Visited Heaven
Valletta: The City Built By The Knights of the Order of St John
5000 Year Old Tarxien Temples Found In Malta By Farmers Ploughing Their Fields
Stepping Back In Time In The Silent City Of Mdina

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8 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely wonderful there. And warm. I'm jealous, enjoy it!

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    1. Sunshine always makes a difference.

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  2. Looks wonderful. I would love to be sitting in one of those restaurants instead of it being about 5 or 6 minutes before I start work.

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  3. Went there last year and had a fish meal in one of the restaurants on the harbour. Good to see the photos as a reminder. Grace

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    1. It's a pleasant place to visit - thanks for leaving a comment.

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  4. Wow, what a colorful place! I enlarged the photos to see what the meal offerings were- yum!

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    1. I actually wished I still ate fish while there!

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