Hobart, Salamanca Markets

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Salamanca Markets began in 1972 with just 10 stalls. Today it is almost a state institution, and a must visit for anyone visiting Tasmania. The Markets operate every Saturday from 8.30am to 3pm, rain, hail or shine.

Salamanca Place itself consists of rows of sandstone buildings, formerly warehouses for the port of Hobart Town that have since been converted into restaurants, galleries, craft shops and offices. It was named after the victory in 1812 of the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Salamanca in the Spanish province of Salamanca.

This panorama was shot late in the day, just before closing time, so all the stalls are looking a bit empty. Earlier in the day this place is really packed and buzzing, but getting good Virtual Tours at that time would be almost impossible.



Aaron Spence says:

G’day Julie,

I’m not in the know about the local markets I’m sorry. Have you tried contacting someone at http://www.salamanca.com.au ?


Julie says:

does anyone know the name of the leather handbag guy at Salamanca Markets Hobart?