Salamanca Place in Sullivan’s Cove is Hobart’s bustling, waterfront heart. It’s where history and culture meet with it’s cobble-stoned square and Gregorian sandstone warehouse buildings, built in the 1830s to store goods for the Port of Hobart, today stand reinvented into bars, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants. On Saturdays, it is also home to the Salamanca Place Markets, where over 300 stallholders offer up fresh and gourmet produce from all over Tasmania, arts, crafts, antiques, fashion and live entertainment to hundreds of locals and visitors alike.
As a lover of markets, Salamanca Place and Saturdays in general, imagine my utter happiness when our few days in Hobart at the beginning of our Tasmanian road trip adventure, just so happened to fall over a weekend. So I dragged my forever-a-good-sport boyfriend (now fiance!) Tyrone off to the markets!
The atmosphere was amazing – the precinct was bustling with people, there were stalls of every kind, so many wonderful foods to try, truckloads of gourmet produce and fun, live entertainment to enjoy. Unfortunately, we took very few photos so have very little photographic evidence of our fun Saturday morning but believe me, the Salamanca Markets never disappoint! I’d been quite a few years ago with my family during one of the times we visited Tasmania (my Mum is originally from Tassie) but Ty had never been before so it was a lot of fun.
After soaking up everything the markets had to offer, we wandered around and explored the adjoining wharves for a little while. British convicts once stumbled ashore Tasmania here but nowadays the wharves are lined with very popular seafood restaurants and eateries. My lovely Aunt took us out to a delicious seafood dinner of the most amazingly fresh fish and chips, before Ty and I headed back to Salamanca Place to enjoy a drink at one of the many bars.
If you ever visit Hobart, ensure you don’t miss Salamanca Place or the markets! I can’t wait to visit again!
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