Nov
26
2011

Enjoy the atmosphere at Hobart’s Salamanca Place

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No trip to Tasmania's south-east coast is complete without stopping by at Hobart, but how does one spend a typical afternoon or evening in the capital?

Perhaps the most popular pastime is to shop, socialise and be serenaded down at Salamanca Place, a favourite hangout for locals in Sullivans Cove.

All types of people converge on this picturesque square to enjoy the Saturday market atmosphere, look for arts and crafts and treat themselves to some delicious food.

It is also home to Hobart's funkiest music scene drawing in the very best local talent to entertain visitors.

Salamanca itself is lined with a long row of Georgian sandstone warehouses that were built in the 1830s. They once stored grain, wool and imported goods but these days you can wander under the stone arches searching for jewellery, fashion or the best coffee shop to idle away the afternoon.

Every Saturday the area comes to life for the Salamanca Market, a smorgasbord of handmade wooden toys, knitted sweaters, half-a-century old china plates, fresh fruit and vegetables and much more.

If you prefer to watch the hustle and bustle from the comfort of a park bench while reading the weekend newspaper, a beautiful lawn lies just across the road with shady trees by day and twinkling lights in the evening.

On Friday nights from 17:30 to 19:30 the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard becomes a music lover's paradise as the band plays gypsy, jazz and swing to get your toes tapping.

Nestled behind Salamanca Place is Salamanca Square the number one destination for people to flock to meet family and friends, sit by the fountain and listen to a nearby guitarist or flute player.

There are always plenty of things to do in Hobart and this is certainly one activity you won't want to miss out on.

Salamanca Market - Hobart

Wideangle view of Salamanca

Salamanca Stall

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