Saturdays in Salamanca Market

February 19, 2018

If you’re planning to visit Tasmania on your personalised Australia holiday, it’s well worth timing your trip to enjoy a Saturday at Salamanca Market. Tasmania is famed for its vibrant cultural scene and an impressive array of locally-produced foods, wines and craft beers, and this is your opportunity to sample the local delicacies and really get a feel for the Tasmanian culture.

Your Trip to Salamanca Market

No trip to Hobart, Tasmania’s captivating capital, is complete without visiting the famous Salamanca Market. Every Saturday, the city comes alive, as stallholders set out their wares and people come from far and wide to shop up a storm. Nestled on the bustling and beautiful waterfront, the market takes its name from its backdrop, Salamanca Place.

The market is the place to be if you’re keen to experience the sights and sounds of Tasmania and you’re eager to enjoy the local produce. With over 300 stalls selling everything from handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing and ceramics to ale, cakes, wine and cheese, this is heaven on earth for foodies, fashionistas and tourists keen to immerse themselves in the culture.

The market opens every Saturday, regardless of the weather, and it’s best to arrive early to avoid disappointment and make a day of it. Most stallholders open up at around 8.30am and pack up at 3pm.

What’s on Offer at Salamanca Market?

One of the best things about Salamanca Market is the range of products on sale. Tasmania is famed for its organic foods and you’ll find an impressive array of delicacies on offer here. You can also sample and buy wine, beers and spirits. Away from the fresh produce stalls, you’ll find quirky gifts, decorative items and ornaments, as well as clothing and accessories and unique pieces of jewellery. There are also stallholders exhibiting ceramics and glassware, woodwork and artistic masterpieces.

Discovering Hobart

After mooching around the market, why not check out Hobart’s many galleries and museums and take a look at the vibrant array of cafes and restaurants if you haven’t overindulged on tasty treats already. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are definitely worth a visit. Housing a selection of artefacts and art and displaying captivating exhibitions focused on Tasmanian culture and history, this is the place to be if you’re interested in learning more about Tasmania, its people and its place in Australian history. Another highlight for art lovers is the Museum of Old and New Art.

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