Salamanca Markets., Hobart

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    Salamanca Place

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Jul 29, 2011
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    While best known for its Saturday Markets, Salamanca Place is a great place to visit on any other day of the week. Spend time visiting the shops and galleries or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants - or just wander up the street taking in the elgance of the historical buildings.

    The architecture is that of the Georgian period and many of the original sandstone buildings, once the centre for Hobart's trade, are still standing.

    The gracious buildings look onto a beautiful stand of plane trees whose leaves reflect the changing seasons.

    Along with the attractive Georgian buildings you should also visit historic Kelly's Steps. Built in 1839, Kelly's Steps lead from Salamanca Place to Battery Point.

    Then of course there are the markets. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables, local handicrafts such as woodcraft with local timbers and handcrafted glassware and original stylish clothing all mingle with the sound of local musicians and the aroma of a variety of food stalls.

    http://www.hobartcity.com.au/salamancamarket

    Unfortunately the day of my visit to the markets was cold, snowy and very windy and many of the stallholders decided to pack up early.

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    Highlight of Saturdays: Salamanca Market!

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are in Hobart over the weekends, you must stay in town on the Saturdays to fully enjoy the biggest event there is: Salamanca Market at Salamanca Place!

    Shopaholics - you're in for a time of your life, as all walks of life descends onto Hobart on this particular day, selling the you-needs and the you-don't-needs. Worm your way through the labyrinth of stalls selling anything from arts and crafts, T-shirts, cosmetic jewelries, furnitures, fresh produces, soaps and aromatic oils and plenty others. Exercise your stomach by snacking on the many varieties of food up for grabs - hot dogs, curry puffs, ice creams, waffles etc. Enjoy the exuberant atmosphere where musicians serenade the crowd with long and happy melodies. Kick off your weekends to a brilliant start!

    Join the crowd of be seen and to be seen.

    Starts 8:30am and ends at 3:00pm.

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    Tasmanian Residents Are Interesting

    by kurrent1 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    The Salamanca Markets are a wonderful place to get to know individuals selling their wares or displaying their talents. Take time to meet the pen maker, the Tasmanian writer, the student from the local high school playing music or the student selling items from China or Tibet who attend the University of Tasmania. The items you buy or the pictures you take will be much more meaningful to you. You may even make a life-long friendship, who knows?

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    Salamanca Place and Markets

    by seamandrew Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Salamanca Place is a row of old sandstone warehouses that are ideally situated along the waterfront. This area was once the buisness headquarters for Hobart's wealthy merchants but the whole area fell into disrepair until the late 1960's according to my guidebook. Apparently, a group of artists met to turn one of the warehouses into a working space. A revival soon followed. Today, Salamanca place is the spirtual home of Hobart's small but vital creative community and it is lined with galleries, cafés and restaurants, and of course, the ever popular Salamanca Market.

    This market is held every Saturday morning and is the biggest of it's kind in Australia. Unfortunately, Liz and I visitied Tasmania mid-week and did not get to see the Market. I'm sure it's well worth the trip though! My apologies for the poor picture.. when the market is open, the cars in this picture are long gone and road is open only to pedestrian traffic.

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    Not just Markets

    by al2401 Updated Mar 31, 2011
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    While best known for its Saturday Markets, Salamanca Place is a great place to visit on any other day of the week. Spend time visiting the shops and galleries or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants - or just wander up the street taking in the elgance of the historical buildings.

    The architecture is that of the Georgian period and many of the original sandstone buildings, once the centre for Hobart's trade, are still standing.

    The gracious buildings look onto a beautiful stand of plane trees whose leaves reflect the changing seasons.

    Along with the attractive Georgian buildings you should also visit historic Kelly's Steps. Built in 1839, Kelly's Steps lead from Salamanca Place to Battery Point.

    Then of course there are the markets. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables, local handicrafts such as woodcraft with local timbers and handcrafted glassware and original stylish clothing all mingle with the sound of local musicians and the aroma of a variety of food stalls.

    http://www.hobartcity.com.au/salamancamarket

    Unfortunately the day of my visit to the markets was cold, snowy and very windy and many of the stallholders decided to pack up early.

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    Salamanca Market on Saturdays...

    by j-san Updated Aug 26, 2010

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    Salamanca Market on Saturdays is really wonderful. There is a strong 'alternative' community in Hobart (as well as the 'red-necks' that the rest of OZ can't seem to help teasing Tasmania about...) and it makes its presence felt at this once a week market.
    Many of the stalls sell organic fruit and vegetables, bread made from natural yeast and organic flour, even organic beef! And if you know the right people (wink wink! nudge dudge!) you can even get organic, unpasteurized cheese!! (illegal in Australia...)

    This market also sells the best apples - such an unbelievable variety, super cheap and freshly picked off the trees! The farm I worked on was exporting its apples to Japan even! Unbelievably delicious!

    Besides all that, you can also buy many kitschy little hand-made things to take back home... eg. tea-cossies, hankies...
    ;)

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    Salamanca Market

    by liketotravel234 Written May 18, 2010

    It is Hobart's most popular market. Good to visit. All sorts are for sale here, including fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh flowers, arts & crafts and much, much more. There are few restaurant near by if tiring after walk around. It is open on Saturday ONLY.

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    SALAMANCA MARKETS

    by balhannah Updated Jan 4, 2010

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    If you can't find something in this market that has at least 300 stall holders, then you may be hard to please! It is Hobart's most popular market. All sorts are for sale here,including fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh flowers, arts & crafts and much, much more.

    It is very busy, and takes a while to have a look around. We browsed around the stalls and had a very enjoyable morning here.

    The area was once the haunt of sailors, whalers and workmen.........now the old Georgian warehouses that line Salamanca Place are today are Hobart’s cultural hub, home to galleries, theatres, cafes, craft shops and restaurants.

    Salamanca Market operates EVERY SATURDAY from 8am until 3pm..........
    rain, hail or shine.

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    Hobart's Salamanca Markets

    by Intrepidduck Updated Dec 3, 2006
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    One of Australia's best Saturday markets is located at the historical hub of Salamanca Place. If you are pushed for time in Tasmania and will be in Hobart this is well worth an early morning visit. By 1PM the market starts to pack up shop, but then the party atmosphere begins to take over.

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    Salamanca Place & markets

    by bijo69 Written Jan 30, 2006

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    Salamanca Place is probably the most touristy spot in Hobart. The row of colonial warehouse from the early days of the town now host restaurants, cafés and galleries.
    On Saturdays a large market is held here where can buy all kinds of local and non-local produce.

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    Unique offerings...

    by TurtleMania Written Sep 15, 2005

    When you visit Hobart, make sure you see the markets on the weekend. The items for sale here are quite often unique and of a high quality. The ideas seen are very clever and most items are hand made.
    They also have some great food on offer, if in doubt give it a go, you may be surprised. We had some great dutch pancakes here for only $2.50 or thereabouts.

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    Walk the Streets of Salamanca at night!

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Salamanca at Night

    One of the beautiful sights we saw on our driving tour of Hobart were the beautiful streets of Salamanca Market on the Southern side of Hobart. After a wonderful dinner on the Elizabeth Street Pier we went over to the Salamanca Market to enjoy the lights!

    It seemed that every single branch on the tree was lighted, and it definitely did not seem like any other town I have been in Australia to this point!

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  • Salamanca Market

    by marsvolta Written May 30, 2005

    I'm not going to tell you the history, days it is on and what times or whatever... I will tell you to try and get there before 1pm to get the most of it, that it is always crowded, that most stalls close if it is raining, it has the most arty and funky people in all of hobart, you can buy lots of weird food and handmade originial items. As well as this, the actual buildings that people go to look at, actually contain cafes and galleries! And BEHIND these is another courtyard with more carfes and shops and restaurants. There are a few little walkways and alleys in between the front and back which contain second hand book/clothes stores, a theatre and cafe, and a photography shop. TRY AND GET LOST and you'll find so much there. Plus it's so easy to find your way back to the market, its so bustling and noisy! And the band that plays there is a Chilean band, not Mexican lol :-) and they have their own CDs for sale if you want to buy them.

    And remember. it doesn't rain heaps in Hobart, and there are many clear, cool days throughout winter... you forget all about the cold anyway at the markets cos there's so much to see!

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    Go Market Shopping

    by aami80 Written May 1, 2005
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    The Salamanca Markets are only on Saturdays, and they close at about 3. We bought up a storm. We got 3 CD's for $20 (ex-jukebox so they were in perfect condition), the tastiest apricot jam I've ever tasted (actually tastiest jam I've ever tasted full stop), stunning roses, a black hearted sassafras mirror, some rasberry and chili beer (and yes it's alcoholic!), and more. This place was definitely worth a visit, lots of things that you wouldn't find many other places.

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    Salamanca Weekend Market

    by imstress Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    Salamanca Market is visited by tens of thousands of customers every week. It is opened every Saturday between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

    Hundreds of stallholders set up their stalls on a street. Each Saturday morning, roads leading to Salamanca Place are closed for the Salamanca Market.

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