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Salamanca Market

Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6238 2410
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Ranked #6 of 110 things to do in Hobart
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best outdoor market - proudly operated by the City of Hobart - every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Hobart's Salamanca Place. Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year. They come to visit more than 300 stalls for the food and music, fresh fruit, crisp organic vegetables, hot baked spuds, the warm aroma of a coffee and croissant, buskers singing the blues, stroking a harp or strumming a lively folk song. They come for breakfast, scrambled eggs and orange juice at a Salamanca cafe, then a stroll along the hundreds of stalls, meeting friendly people who make or grow what they sell. Salamanca Market highlights fine Tasmanian art & craft including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing and bold ceramics. Salamanca Market is close to historic St David's Park on the fringe of Hobart's central business district. From the market, it's a short climb up Kelly's Steps to reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point. Hobart's picturesque waterfront is also nearby - cross Salamanca lawns to the docks, where hard-working fishing boats are berthed close to cruising yachts and a square-rigger or two.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Market has woodwork, clothing, exquisite soaps, jewellery and nice food. Music is playing and I had a good time though it was raining on and off. It is definetly worth a visit.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely need to visit this place if in Hobart. The market has a bit of everything. Lots of timber goodies to buy, keep in mind it does make your luggage heavy! Lots of cafes & eateries in the market but also along the side of the market. My husband was a little excited as his surname is Salamanca! From there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

lots of colour and movement. great opportunity to observe humanity, herd mentality, tourists at play etc.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Salamanca Market and found all kinds items to buy and food items to try. Lots of the items are made right in Tasmania which is important to us. We didn't want items made in China. We bought some beautiful linens. Also the area surrounding the market is very historical with the old buildings which have now been... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

When you are going to the markets take care. Tasmania, or perhaps just Hobart, runs their disability parking differently than the rest of Australia. Even though you have been told your permit is good anywhere in Australia, Hobart makes you buy parking and then gives you double time (that one cost $35 ticket). And their signs are so confused it... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I always went to the Salamanca Market on the Saturdays with nothing on while I was staying there, as it is near to the waterfront part, a really beautiful and chill out part of the city. You'll find some curious stalls around, and have a check (if you like this stuff) on the three fossils stalls. It's bit pricy, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Best market I have ever been too. Great variety and excellent value. Checked out lots of other shops for Huon Pine and definitely the best value at Salmanca. Fresh veggies great as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Salamanca Market is a "must-do" for any visitor to Hobart. It has a fabulous eclectic mix of different market stalls, and stretches the whole length of Salamanca Place along Hobart's waterfront. There is plenty of free entertainment as well to keep everyone happy.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic range of international street foods, clothes, and wooden goods, good fruit & veg stalls, Free whisky and wine tastings! Excellent range of jams and honey produced locally. Some tat but overall a pleasant experience. Selection of nearby pubs and eateries if shopping gets too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun with a great selection of local produce and craft. Food a bit disappointing, lots of big sausage things. Great smattering of entertainment. People very friendly. Would have loved to have bought fresh veges as they looked fantastic but not staying long enough. Next time.

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