Markets in Malta
The market in Valletta is known as Il-Monti and the markets in other villages are generally referred to as Is-Suq. This is because the flea market in Valletta was once situated in front of the Monte di Pietà (Mount of Piety) building, and the market kept it's name from there on.
In Valletta, there are two markets; one that is under a roof - dating from the British times and the only market of this sort in Malta - and another market that is made up of street hawkers. The market under the roof is called Is-Suq and can be found on Merchant's street. The open air flea market can also be found on Merchant's street on weekdays in the mornings up to lunchtime. On Sunday mornings, the open air flea market moves to St. James ditch, next to the main bus stop just outside of the city walls.
In Marsaxlokk the market is particularily famous for fish, but it also has all other items that is associated with a flea market. Nowadays, street hawkers set up market every day, but both traditionally and today it is on Sunday mornings that you can get the best choice of fish. To get the most authentic impression and experience of the market it is therefore best to go on Sunday mornings. The market ends quite early, so the best time to arrive would be between 7 and 9 AM.
 Victoria (Rabat), Gozo
It-Tokk is the name of the square in Victoria where the market is set up. Contrary to popular belief, the name is not the name of the market itself but of the square. The market is open every morning, unless some other occation prevents it from being set up. This once traditional market is today very tourist oriented. However, you can find some food stalls at the back where the locals still go to shop and where prices are not purposly inflated.
 Other markets
There are several other markets that take place around the islands. They usually start early in the morning and finish before 1 PM the latest.
 Times of other markets
- Birżebbuġa's market is on Thursdays
- Birkirkara - Wednesdays and Fridays
- Mosta - Mondays