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Salamanca Market

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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6238 2410
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Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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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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Very crazy busy, a lot going on. Could spend hours as it goes on for miles. If you have little kids take your stroller, they will get worn out super quick. Definitely worth... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I felt it was definitely a bit overrated, but given the lack of alternatives, sure, go check it out. A few food trucks were delicious, but other than it, it's an average weekend/farmers market that is mediocre in size and price as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very crazy busy, a lot going on. Could spend hours as it goes on for miles. If you have little kids take your stroller, they will get worn out super quick. Definitely worth checking out, a lot on offer 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the biggest markets we've visited. Great location and variety of stalls. Weather was cold but definitely worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say these markets are a must for all ages to visit, my parents and friends had stalls then, but the markets were only a quarter the size of them now. The food is great with a wonderful band playing off the back of a flatbed truck. Salamanca markets must be one of largest in Australia and definitely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife loved it - that's all that matters. I thought the range of items was limited and repetitive. The market area could be half the size without losing any gloss or appeal. It is easily the best thing in Hobart. We wasted too many days in a city which is not much bigger than a country town.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked through the whole Market it was quirky full of local crafts food and fruit It's busy too but really lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Salamanca market is great, so big full of great produce. Local buskers taking it in turns to play, most of the food you can actually take back to mainland with no problems. The best freshest oysters available here!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really expected more of Salamanca Markets based on all the reviews but maybe I've been spoiled by other markets where I live (Noosa). Farm Gate Market on Sunday morning in Hobart was better in my eyes - more local produce (it is more local produce / food oriented than tourist / retail oriented like Salamanca.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I typically rush through markets in 10 mins flat but I enjjoyed wandering through mixture of interesting craft, clothes and food stalls that were there on Sunday for an hour or so.. Was very busy early but after lunch was much more manageable. Great way to spend a Sunday morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The weekly outdoor Salamanca market is held every Saturday and brings Hobart's waterfront alive with the colours, sounds and smells of Tasmania. The diverse range of nearly 300 stallholders includes original, hand-made Tasmanian pieces, from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful, glassware and ceramics, not to mention food stalls dishing out various cuisines. A must visit if you happen to... More 

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