Saturday: Visit Salamanca Market, Hobart
The Salamanca Market: there wouldn’t be a Tourism Tasmania brochure that doesn’t suggest it, and with good reason. It’s just one of those essential holiday attractions when you visit the island state.
Salamanca Market: a Favourite!
This particular market is the sort that locals visit much more than just once. I’ve been several times, and will definitely continue to visit regularly. The buskers rotate appearances and performances, giving patrons a unique entertainment experience each time.
There is an alley specifically for locally-produced goods, but with more stall-holders than places available, sometimes the casual retailers rotate. And if you want fresh Tasmanian vegetable produce, the Salamanca Market is a good place to start.
Tasmanian Vegetable Sales
The Salamanca Market Package
Along one side, there’s the street of 19th century sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place that now house the permanent restaurants and galleries forming Salamanca Square. The other side yields a boulevard of plane trees and gardens, before the stretch of docks lined by water taxis, tour boats and double decker buses.
When you have your Tasmanian vegetable (fresh or carved), a little indulgence, some souvenirs and presents to go (and if you can drag yourself away from the bustle of the 300+ stalls), there is a delightful diversion nearby, another of Tourism Tasmania’s gems. Hidden in the sandstone avenue of former warehouse buildings, are the steps leading to Kelly Street…
But wait, that will have to be a story for another day! In the meantime, check out some more images from the Salamanca Market here.
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