Marsaxlokk Travel Guide

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Marsaxlokk Overview

Marsaxlokk is as a small fishing town located on the South East coast of Malta. At apperance level, it is very grand, boasting a medieval style. The buildings, several beautiful churchs and cafes are all built of stone, it can seem very majestic. The main attraction however is the market. Held every friday it is not uncommon to see residents from all over the Island to get their freshly caught fish, vegetables, animals of all varieties and many more.

The sea off the coast is a very clear blue, with several fishing boats flocking the harbour at all times. Tourists will notice the guiding eyes on the front of nearly all boats if the look close enough, a national image, it is superstition that the eye will protect and guide sailors home.
Marsaxlokk has an old history dating back to the ninth century BC. It was in this bay that the first Phoenicians arriving in Malta landed and set up their businesses. It was here that the Turkish fleet anchored during the Great Siege in Malta. Marsaxlokk’s hill of Tas-Silg was used as a religious site and still contains remains of megalithic temples of the Tarxien phase. There were also Bronze Age tools found on the hill.

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