Marsaxlokk

Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzus, Marsaxlokk.

During my August 2016 trip to Malta, I took the bus to the small fishing town of Marsaxlokk.  The main purpose of my trip was to check out the brightly colored traditional Maltese fishing boats, known as luzzzus.

Luzzus have a double-ended hull, and are usually painted bright colors — a mix of blue, yellow, green, and red.  There’s usually a pair of eyes on the bow, said to protect fisherman while at sea.

Marsaxlokk is also famous for its Sunday fish market, but not being a fan of either fish or huge crowds, I decided to go on a Saturday.

I caught the 85 bus from Valletta’s bus terminal, which goes direct to Marsaxlokk.  The bus took about 35 minutes, and dropped us right by the harbor.  A beautiful church faces the harbor, and one can walk around and get some nice views.  The harbor area is also full of seafood restaurants, plus some touristy stores.

I ended up walking around the harbor, taking photos as I walked.  Here are some of the best:

 

Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzu, Marsaxlokk.
Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzus, Marsaxlokk.
Harbor, Marsaxlokk.
Harbor, Marsaxlokk.
Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzu detail, Marsaxlokk.
Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzus, Marsaxlokk.
Boats, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzus, Marsaxlokk.
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Luzzu detail, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzu detail, Marsaxlokk.
Luzzu detail, Marsaxlokk.

 

When I was done taking photos, I took the bus back to Valletta.  This was a easy trip to take from Valletta.  I’d highly suggest checking it out if you are ever in Malta!

 

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