Salamanca Square

Salamanca Square, Hobart: Address, Salamanca Square Reviews: 4/5

Salamanca Square
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Salamanca Square is the cultural, historical hub of Hobart offering dinning, cafe's, entertainment & shopping. Found just behind the Salamanca historical row buildings it's Hobart's best kept secret. A piazza space for relaxing with no cars, it's a sun trap in winter and is open 7 days a week. Parking is available just off the square & underneath. Walkable from the cruise ship terminal
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,280 contributions
A Place For Tourists
Jan 2021
Salamaka Square and Place is where you might expect to see the tourists with its restautrants and craft shops and art studios. It has a pleasant fountain and has the balance of the historic buildings but it still is a tourist trap and there are better places in Hobart.
Written January 16, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Small Square
Oct 2019 • Solo
This is a pretty small square with restaurants around it. They are also some interesting statues and a fountain. Good for a photo stop.
Written June 9, 2020
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,342 contributions
Great to Visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice place to visit with some fantastic restaurants a fountain in the centre.
Some great looking statues.
Not many shops in the square.
Written February 28, 2020
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Mark T
Hillsboro, OR2,277 contributions
Great area to walk around if you are in town on a cruise ship
Nov 2019
Salamanca Square has a number of eateries and bars to check out if you are in town on a cruise ship or visiting in general
Written November 28, 2019
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Mim L
Melbourne, Australia579 contributions
Pretty Square
Mar 2019 • Family
We did a walking tour around Salamanca Place and we were taken behind the Heritage building fronting the water and the market to the Square behind. So much history with the old quarry face still dominant there. It is a charming square surrounded by heritage listed sandstone eateries, a coffee shop in a laundromat and tourist souvenier shops and the offices of The Mercury newspaper. At the centre is a sculpture in a fountain and several colourful garden beds. A pretty and tranquil place to enjoy a meal or just people watch. Quirky sculptures abound.
Written March 22, 2019
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,254 contributions
Not Much Shopping
Mar 2019 • Couples
We walked over here to see if there were any souvenir shops. There were none. At least there was a fresh vegetable & fruit market.
Written March 7, 2019
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,342 contributions
Bustling Square
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a nice place to visit if visiting Hobart.
There are numerous restaurants/cafes and many craft shops in this area.
We had lunch at one of the restaurants which was very good.
There’s numerous toilets round and close to the square.
Written February 19, 2019
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Peter3152
Auckland, New Zealand360 contributions
Looking for a nice walk?
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a relatively new development, apparently not without its local controversies during construction. However, the result, for the visitor, is a great facility and surely offers job security and opportunity for many residents of Hobart.

The square contains many restaurants, curiosity and artisan shops and outlets as well as sales booths for the various day trips by boat, horse drawn carriage and even motor trike!

The square is within easy flat walking distance from the cruise terminal and is a definite attraction to visitors. En route, you will also be exposed to many plaques detailing the history of Hobart’s colonial days. You will also pass the Parliament Square, dock areas and marinas with a number of photo opportunities and seating areas.
Written January 16, 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,729 contributions
A place to relax
Dec 2018
Good spot to relax and unwind after checking out nearby museums and sites.

Kids will love the various attractions.

Offers varied shopping and good selection of eateries.
Written December 24, 2018
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Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Nice, but no big deal
Dec 2018 • Friends
Despite all the hype, really... nothing that much to laud about.
Enjoy the walks along the piers, and go for some drinks or feast on seafood.
I would say many of Australia's sea-side ports are similar, (e.g. WA's Fremantle), so don't expect too much from this place.
Written December 24, 2018
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