Salamanca Market, Hobart

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Each Saturday, Salamanca Market comes to life with dozens of stalls selling the region's best food, crafts, and souvenirs. Situated in front of large sandstone warehouses that have been converted into a maze of craftspeople's shops and restaurants, the market has been a major tourist attraction for decades. It's also a popular weekend meeting place for local families with kids. The warehouses were built in the 19th century to service the whaling industry. Today the market sells a variety of locally made products at inexpensive prices. This sprawling historic district offers opportunities to shop for gifts, drop by popular eateries, and visit the area's art galleries, which exhibit and sell works by local artists. Arrange your visit to Salamanca Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hobart using our Hobart trip planner .
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  • I had visited Salamanca Markets a couple of times before, the last 11 years ago, and thought it was pretty good ... but really just another crowded, touristy market. So was a bit uncommitted when foun...  more »
  • We love this market so much that we will organise our trips to Tasmania around the market. It a wonderful mix of gifts, homemade stuff and food. Well worth a look!  more »
  • For the freshest produce in not only Tasmania but Australia, this is the place to be. Well set up markets and a buzz, with people everywhere. Great place for gifts and souvenirs.  more »
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  • The Taste of Tasmania is currently occupying PW1 and surrounding areas. This year there seems to be lots of space and plenty of seating. Also lots of alcohol choice, not so much food variety. I felt there was a lack of local protein variety. Asian food was well represented. There were plenty of berries and cheese and ice cream. But overall better than last year.
  • Bustling with activity every Saturday. Tasmanian spirit felt all around. Stall with Food from South India also. Lavender and saffron soaps, perfumes. Wood artefacts and trinkets . Chinese clothes . This market is open only on Saturdays. Timing is from 9 to 3 pm. Plan to be here by 8: 30. You can have your brunch here.
  • Everyone that visits Hobart need to visit The Salamanca markets if you're here on a Saturday. Plenty of stalls, plenty of space. We may have had a bit more room as it was a rainy day in Hobart, but still enjoyable. Maybe there were a few stalls missing due to the rain, but it was still fun. Lots of places to pop into to get out of the rain.
  • I hadn't heard of the Salamanca Market before planning a trip to Hobart and was a little confused why a market would be such a big tourist attraction. Then I actually made it to the market and found out why. There are tons of stalls here and is definitely one of the larger markets I have been to. They have crafts, produce, hot food, coffee, distilleries, wineries and everything in between. Bought a small cup of berries that was great as well as some cherries which were delicious. Didn't try any of the hot food but a wallaby burrito almost made me pull out my wallet. I had planned on being here for about an hour and ended up staying for almost 90 minutes with a quick walk through of everything (with a few minor stops). It got quite busy getting closer to lunch so try and get there early if you want to avoid the heaviest crowds.
  • A must if you are in Hobart, you'll find pretty much everything here; delicious food/snacks, clothes, jewelry, art & crafts, bags, gifts and souvenirs. There's even a live music! I recommend visiting early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

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