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Visiting Salamanca Market in Hobart
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Salamanca Market is a street market located in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attractions. It has won many awards of excellence. The market is located in historic Salamanca Place, next to Hobart waterfront. The market has over 300 stallholders. It operates every Saturday at 8.30 am to 3.00 pm. It is a home of Tasmanians products, such as: hand-worked glass, Tasmanian timbers, Stylish clothing, bespoke jewelry, organic products, artworks, bath and body care, ceramics, leather goods, handcrafted cheese, breads, wines, and many kinds of delicious and tasty foods. The market is operated and owned by the City of Hobart.

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Top attractions at Salamanca Market

Top attractions at Salamanca Market

1. Truganini Track

1. Truganini Track

Truganini Track is an uphill walkfrom Hobart. It has gorgeous views of Hobart and the surrounding area. The track takes about two hours from Sandy Bay roads. From the roads, you can follow the Cartwright Creek. Before reach the Cartwright Creek you can see native Tasmanian flora and plants. Just before you reach the summit, make sure to stop off at the Truganini Memorial. It is dedicated to the Aborigine population of Tasmania and their descendant. The Truganini Track is a free and beautiful treat for the eyes with gorgeous panoramas of Storm. It makes the Truganini Track becomes a must visited tourist attraction in Hobart.

2. Machine Laundry Café

2. Machine Laundry Café

As you can guess from the name, it is an interesting mix of both café and laundry. You will find many locals doing their laundry mixed in with others looking for a cup of coffee and breakfast. The café has a friendly and retro vibe with beautiful panorama of Salamanca square. The café has no a set big breakfast, but visitors can create their own breakfast from a list of sides. The signature dish of the café is ricotta hotcakes. You can experience something a bit different. It is a ricotta pancakes with chocolate fudge, raspberries, candied pistachio crumbs, and clotted ice cream. It is perfect to complete your tour in Hobart. The café is always in busy hours. So, it is nice to arrive earlier in the morning.

3.  Salamanca Place

3. Salamanca Place

Salamanca Place is a precinct of Hobart. It is a home to rows of picturesque sandstone buildings. It is built in the 1830s as a warehouse. Salamanca Place was a home to Hobart's thriving industries. Nowadays, Salamanca Pace is busy with tourists and locals rather than industry workers. These old buildings now have been converted into shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. You can find interesting and unique pieces of Tasmanian art in the galleries and shops available in the place. You can also enjoy some delicious dishes while looking out on Salamanca's historic waterfront. Be sure to come to Salamanca Place on a Saturday for the Salamanca markets, where you'll find over 300 stalls showcasing the best of Tasmanian produce, arts and crafts, fashion, music, and more.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

It is such a good news for you. You don't need to buy a ticket to enjoy and explore the Salamanca Market.

How To Get Around?

Getting around in Salamanca is a kind of fun activity to do. You can find many tourist attractions around Salamanca Market. You can reach the tourist attractions by taking a public transportation or by taking a walk to enjoy the surroundings. From the Salamanca Market you can go to Patio de Escuelas. It is an elegant Renaissance and Baroque buildings. You can also enjoy the oldest Christian monument in Salamanca called Catedral Vieja de Santa María de la Sede (Old Cathedral).

What Should I Wear?

When you are packing, keep in mind that you will be greeted by a cold climate. It is important for you to pack the items you need to stay warm. Jacket is a must bring item while visiting Hobart. It is also important to prepare these kinds of stuff: jeans, t-shirt, warm clothes for layering, beanie, scarf, gloves, hat, and sunglasses. Make sure you prepare a comfortable shoes and socks to keep you warm all day long.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

Hobart's climate is older than most Australian cities. If you want to do such outdoor facilities, there is no better time than in summer. It is between Decembers to March. In the summer, the weather is pleasant with minimum average of rain. Summer are warm with a maximum average temperature of 23 C degrees, while the average minimum temperature during the chilly winters can dip to 5 C degrees. Hobart enjoys four seasons. Although it is in summer, the comfortable weather will make it an ideal time for families and doing such outdoor activities. If you want to avoid the crowds, you can visit in April or May where there is a decline in crowds and prices. In those months, the weather is still pleasant. The markets are all about people, not just the one who visit. So, it is good to come to the market earlier.Like other markets, the earlier you get there, the more likely you will have the chance to buy whatever you want.When visiting the market, don't forget to bring cash, since there are some stalls have no card machines.It is good to bring your own bag, including a thermal bag if you are planning to be outside for a while. Be sure to return to Salamanca Place at night when the area is really comes alive with the cafes and restaurants.

Currency

Australian Dollar

Will I Need a Guide?

Visiting Hobart, you don't need to worry since Australians speak English. You will never need any guide to have a tour in the city. You can easily communicate with all people. All the directions are also available in English. Besides that, you can find all information you need in this website.

How To Get There?

If you are from overseas, you can reach Hobart by air. Hobart has an International and domestic airport. The airport is linked by various local airlines to all major cities in Australia. International charter flights with Singapore Airlines also arrive at Hobart. The airport is located 17 km from the city center. It is easily reached by public transportations. From the airport, you can reach Hobart by taking public transportations such as shuttle bus or taxi. You can also take a car hire and campervan facilities available in the airport. Those public transportations will deliver you to your accommodations or transit station in Hobart.

Additional Info

The Salamanca Market is closed for Christmas Day and Anzac Day.

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