13 Gorgeous Maltese Traditional Shopfronts

Get ready for some serious typography porn

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One of the most captivating things about Malta is its variety. Nothing is homogenous – we have markers of hundreds of years influences all over our urban environment, and they are a big reason why it's so beautiful.

A much-loved example of these cultural vignettes is the collection of traditional shopfronts that we have peppered all over the island – mostly in the capital, Valletta. We've chosen some of the most stunning ones snapped by some talented Instagrammers. Here they are. 

1. John the Butcher – Xagħra

2. Barber Shop – San Ġwann

3. Electro Store – Valletta

4. Simpson – Senglea

5. Economical Grocery – Birgu

6. Carmelo Azzopardi Pastizzeria – Valletta

7. Anthony D'Amato Records – Valletta 

8. Carmen Bar – Valletta

9. Joseph Ciappara Ironmongery Store – Rabat

10. Rio Bazaar – Valletta

11. John Camilleri Fishing Tackle – Valletta

12. Splendid Bar – Qormi

13. Pretty Bazaar – Ħamrun

Don't forget to use #LovinMalta when you're snapping a gorgeous Maltese shopfront!

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Ann Dingli

Ann Dingli writes mostly about art and design. She enjoys friendly debates and has accepted that she's a small person.