Salamanca Place is something of a cultural landmark in Hobart, with visitors to the island state often travelling long distances to explore its bustling weekend markets.
And with its range of top eateries, boutique pubs, galleries, craft shops and vibrant nightlife, it is easy to see why so many people enjoy getting to know this part of the city.
Another main attraction is Salamanca Market, which takes place every Saturday from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm rain or shine.
Thousands of visitors descend on the market every weekend, weaving their way through the myriad of stalls – which often number in excess of 300 – sampling the best local produce. It remains Australia’s largest outdoor market, and is now in its 40th year.
Organic foodies will quickly discover the enormous range of products on offer that cater to all tastes.
Along with fresh food, highlights from the markets include local artesian goods, hand-worked glass, woodworks, and bold ceramics – not to mention the latest fashion trends.
The markets are also known as a great place for emerging musicians to test out their vocals on a live audience – and strolling the walkways listening to up-and-coming entertainers is all a part of the experience for visitors.
Historic warehouses and nearby plane trees add to the European flavour of the markets, which are a great place to relax with friends.