Salamanca Markets

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Salamanca Place, Hobart, Australia
Salamanca Markets - The apples I eat
Salamanca Markets - The Original Souvenir Guide to Salamanca and the Market
Salamanca Markets - One of the colourful characters you will encounter
Salamanca Markets - The stall where I buy my flowers
Salamanca Markets - Salamanca Market
Salamanca Markets - The view of the markets from our hotel carpark
Salamanca Markets - Some of the stalls

Salamanca Markets Hobart Reviews

shirlan shirlan
74 reviews
Crafty Jul 18, 2009
Everyone said that the markets were a must to do. I am not a shopoholic but do like to get a bargain. As we were staying at the top of Salamanca Place, it made it very easy to stroll into the markets. Like most there is a lot of the same sort of wares. Some very nice wooden goods. These were made from their local woods like the Huon Pine. Although very nice, not very practical for most people. I had walked from the top to the bottom before I found something that I wanted to buy. Keeping in mind the flight home made a difference to what I would buy. While wandering back I found a stall that sold teddy bears so, yes, I bought a bear and a gollywog. Andrew bought 2 wallets. We were quite early and I think that some stall holders were still setting up. It was worth a look but really, just another market place. Some very friendly people there.
The view of the markets from our h…
Some of the stalls
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Sunflower300 Sunflowe…
37 reviews
Aug 04, 2007
I first visited Salamanca Markets when I was working as a Flight Attendant and overnighted in Hobart sometime in the mid 1990’s. The rest of my crew and I walked the distance between Wrest Point Casino Hotel where we were staying, along Sandy Bay Road to Salamanca where the markets are held every Saturday from 8:30 am until 3:00pm, rain, hail or shine. I instantly fell in love with the vibrant atmosphere and wonderful range of goods sold.

Whether you are there to brows the stalls looking for the perfect gift, buy your weekly fruit and veg or just to wander the market watching the colourful array of people, you’ll be assured of a lovely day.

My favourite time to visit is when it is raining; I have my long coat, waterproof shoes on, and carrying my umbrella. The market is less crowded on these days and I can get my shopping done with a minimum of fuss. However, the market never looks as beautiful as it does on a glorious, warm summer day, with the blue-sky overhead, the trees in full leaf and the shoppers throwing off their warm coats revealing wondrous and sometimes weird outfits.

Many talented musicians play at the market, and often have CD’s of their music for you to purchase, so you will be entertained at every turn. Today I stopped to listen to a young string quartet play Vivaldi to an even younger audience of three children dancing their little hearts out.

You will actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell. Just one of the things that make Salamanca Markets such a special place.
The Original Souvenir Guide to Sal…
The stall where I buy my flowers
Salamanca Market
The apples I eat
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Sunflower300 says:
You get a big tick for that one Vance, that's a clever idea. :)
Posted on: Feb 27, 2008
vances says:
I'd like to sell watches here and call my spot "Stall for Time"....
Posted on: Feb 22, 2008

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