10 of the most nostalgic vintage shop signs in Malta

Malta’s traditional painted shop signs are distinctive, quaint and instantly Instagrammable.

The lend character and historic authenticity to some of our most historic streets.

Some shopfronts are almost 150 years old.

However, heritage groups have warned that the classic signs are slowly disappearing as old shops and houses are demolished and replaced.

Here are 10 of the best Maltese retro shop signs shared on Instagram.

1. Is this where The Queen used to get her hair done?

2. How good is this sign in Tarxien?

3. One of the most famous vintage signs in Valletta!


4. What a great name for a shop in Valletta!

5. Remember this dance hall in Rabat?


6. There’s no messing around in Xewkija!

7. We love this gem in Rabat!


8. Pure and simple in Naxxar!

9. Going fishing or need new shoes in Valletta?


10. Here’s a beauty in Qormi!

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