Shopping in Valletta
Valletta is without doubt the center for shopping in Malta and the numerous districts provide a shopper's paradise. Most shops are closed from 14.00 till 16.00 and then open again till 19.00 in evening. Valletta’s transport is never far away, so shopping in different areas is quick and easy.
Republic Street is a name of main shopping street in a center of Valletta. It runs from the Triton Fountain outside the City Gate to Fort St. Elmo. Near Valletta’s city gate is also located a big bus station which is the hub of Malta's transport system. By bus you can easily get to Republic Street. The main shopping street of Valletta is full of almost everything that you might ever need, from big fashion boutiques till small wine shops. That is a real shopping paradise.
Every Sunday morning there is a big open-air market at St James Ditch which is located outside the Valletta city walls. It is open from 8.00 till 12.00 in the morning. Market offers lots of fresh fruits, flowers, local products, souvenirs and antiques.
Another open-air city market is located at Merchant Street, which running parallel to Republic street. Merchant Market offers lots of antique products, books, clothes, textile, fresh fruits and flowers. It opens every day from 8.00 till 12.00h.