If you're looking for somewhere to hang out, relax and soak up the atmosphere on your holiday in Tasmania, then you can't look past Salamanca. Located in Sullivans Cove, Hobart, this laid-back and cool area is known for its awesome vibe, friendly haunts and endless array of things to see and do year-round.
During the day you can forget the pressures of everyday life and enjoy wandering the main street, sipping on coffee at its chic cafes, browsing its craft and book stores and checking out what's in some of the extremely fashionable clothing stores. It's an extremely beautiful area, as these new cafes, shops and stores occupy gorgeous old Georgian sandstone buildings which were used in the 1800s as storage warehouses – so history buffs will love that the area is also of significant historical consequence.
Saturday's Salamanca Market is a highlight, bringing even more trinkets to the table ranging from hand-knitted garments to fine china – you never know what kind of treasures you may come across here. And if you get hungry head to the local food stalls. You won't be cheated of entertainment either as musicians liven up the area. If you feel like a rest from the buzzing streets you can always go to relax in Salamanca Square, a great social spot for friends, families and couples alike.
Friday night is another great time to visit this awesome area if you're going to get your groove on. Head to the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard and you'll find yourself enjoying a free night's worth of musical entertainment care of Rektango, with gypsy, jazz and swing music sure to get you in the dancing mood. Don't forget to check out the Arts Centre in the daytime where you can see galleries full of work from talented artists.