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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6238 2410
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Description: Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best...
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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Salamanca Market is a MUST see /MUST do event in every visit one has to Hobart. The stalls are full of interesting things - food, produce, coffee, crafts, art etc etc plus there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Salamanca Market is a MUST see /MUST do event in every visit one has to Hobart. The stalls are full of interesting things - food, produce, coffee, crafts, art etc etc plus there are many restaurants and small shops adjoining. The atmosphere is electric. The music provided by the buskers adds to the occasion. We go to Hobart 2-3 times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must go. Absolutely great for gifts and spoiling yourself. Many different made in Tasmania goods. Lots of wood carvings, bowls and utensils. Wines, jams, chocolate, clothing, honey and much more, good bargins to have. There every Saturday so have a look and go back next week for your treats.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A marvelous open air market with a huge variety of merchandise. A great location and pleasant to spend time browsing among the stalls. The eats within the market are varied and interesting too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A variety of stalls selling food, clothes, crafts, fruit and vegies. Also many restaurants, small shops and art work for sale. Buskers add to the atmosphere of the market.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We did this on our first day and loved it! The markets are located by the docks and are massive! The stalls consist of a lot of wooded items (cheeseboards etc), clothing, food, the best honey ever etc It took us about 2 hours to get around everyone! Worth it!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Salamanca market is a must do if you are in Hobart on a Saturday. How often do you go to a new place and want to buy something that is made locally? This is often a difficult thing to do. Not at Salamanca because there is a huge range of locally made products. There is free entertainment. Lots of food... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Plan to have a saturday in Hobart, just so you can enjoy Salamanca market. I have loved this market for as long as I can remember, and always go there each time I am home in Hobart. The range of food, knick knacks and locally made items to buy are amazing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wife and I visited Salamanca Markets in May 2015 and really enjoyed the atmosphere, the variety of goods on sale and the sellers friendliness. Some stall/business owners do tend to sell their products at a good to reasonable price, but others seem to see their position as an opportunity to rip the customer off. So buyer beware and try not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm always impressed with the Salamanca Markets. They have a superb range of local produce, arts and crafts, clothing and artisan products with very few stores selling cheap plastic garbage, unlike so many other markets where the balance is reversed. Well worth the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really loved the diverse range of homemade goods on offer. Exactly how a market should be and we were lucky to have a warm day.

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