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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6238 2410
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Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 great for personal shopping, gifts, feed your face on a variety of beautiful food, good quality fast food. Fresh vegetables, breads, cheese, jams everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Salamanca market is great for personal shopping, gifts, feed your face on a variety of beautiful food, good quality fast food. Fresh vegetables, breads, cheese, jams everything that Tasmania is famous for. You can spend a good 3 hours there and wander around the local shops and art galleries. Great half day event to get out the way and move... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Hobart for a few days and obviously the Salamanca Markets seemed like a must do. We arrived early and strolled around, had some breakfast from one of the many food stalls and continued looking around. Look, it's ok for an hour or two but really for all the hoo ha I'd heard about it, I really... More 

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Busselton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

They close Salamanca Place for the markets and they are big. Lots of stalls with a large variety of goods and many locally made products. Very enjoyable morning browsing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

All Tasmanians were saying how awesome Salamanca market was I was expecting something like the vic market in Melbourne Very disappointed as was like a trash market we have in Ballarat Full of crap" nothing special" and very small Just disappointed and don't know why this is classed as a must see in Tasmania Just full of bogans and junk😠

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I came here several times during the week to see what goes on and there wasn't much happening. There are restaurants, bars, a decent bookstore, a place to play chess, and a great market for food but it was pretty quiet during those weekday visits. Next time, I'll need to stay over the weekend and experience what really happens at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing market, so many different items for sale - so much better than your average run of the mill markety stuff! So nice to see so much of Tasmania on show, it was really good to see the stallholders showcasing the produce and goods of Tassie. It took as a good three hours to meander through the market,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the market around 9am. Spend around 3 hours before we headed to light lunch at Salamanca Place. This is not a place to hunt for cheap bargin. It is an excellent one stop shop to see local hand made products like soap, chocolate, nuts. We enjoyed the burger from Silver Hill Fisch,tempura mushrooms from Top Nosh, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The markets are a wonderful way to spend half a day in Hobart. Choice of food. Quite arty and local artists. Lovely community feel. The setting is stunning as you are dwarfed by historic buildings and cobblestone streets.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate tu visit Sat before Easter so the market was at its best and full of visitors. Visiting Salamanca is an assault on all senses because of the variety of bric-a-brac and foodstuff on display making strident and immediate demands on visitors. Wonderful way to capture the Hobart spirit. Plan to be there on a Saturday so that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I have seen school fetes with more going on. If you happen to be in the area have a walk around and an expensive sausage sandwich to fill an hour.

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