Best Places for Shopping in Malta!
Shopping in Malta is a delightful experience with quaint old shops in Valletta's backstreets to the latest continental fashions in shopping plazas. Shopping is a cultural window on the Islands too. Malta is a genuine shopper’s haven which caters for shopping enthusiast of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for international luxury brands, beautiful art works or antiques, you’re sure to find what you're looking for in Malta.
Places for Shopping in Malta :
As the capital city, it is a popular place for locals and tourists, plenty of shops with local stuff, backstreet old shops, you will not find large department stores but a lot small boutiques where most of the time you will be welcomed and assisted by owner of the shop. It has several shopping malls and arcades. Amongst the grid of streets with tiny crafts shops, restorers and household shops, Valletta has designer names, fashion, music, jewelery shops, cosmetics, bookshops and much more too. Valletta’s main shopping areas are along Republic Street and Merchants Street.
Sliema is another good place for shopping. It has plenty of Boutique shops, Plaza, Tigne shopping center and the local shopping places - Hamrun and Paola. In Sliema, shopping action is found on two main streets, Bisazza Street and Tower Road, but the side streets house interesting options, especially for fashion, sports, interiors and shoes.
There is it-Tokk Gozo , the charming, daily market in the main square in Victoria, Gozo at which you’ll find everything from fishing pots to beach towels.
Markets in Malta :
Markets play an integral part in the Maltese culture. Almost every town and village has its version. They are an exercise in social networking also, catching up with neighbours and local news, apart from buying daily necessities. For treasure hunting, search the bric-a-brac at the Sunday market, Il-Monti, just outside Valletta's city gate. For more mainstream goods, try the daily market in Merchant Street, Valletta. A weekly market is held on Tuesdays on the outskirts of Cospicua, one of the Three Cities.
Antiques : Antique shops are scattered across almost every town. Some handle finer items, while those offering what seems like bric-a-brac reveal cherished curios and items of bygone times. Both style of shops are a delight. Alternatively, visit an open-air market. In Victoria, Gozo, you'll find several rustic antique shops spilling their wares out on the pavements.
Fashion and music : Sliema and its urban neighbour, coastal St Julian's, are the place for international-style shopping at reasonable prices. There are shopping centres with music, continental European, UK and American fashions, perfumeries, shoes and brand names together with fast-food outlets, restaurants and cafes.
Crafts & Jewelry : Malta's jewelers have a worldwide reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Craftsmen work in both silver and gold. Choose from intricate filigree broches, bracelets and earrings or classic designs in gold.
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