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Salamanca Place

Spend a day in this area where sandstone warehouses are now home to gourmet restaurants, trendy bars, galleries and a busy Saturday market.

The warehouses that make up Salamanca Place were built during the 1820 and ’30s using sandstone quarried by convicts on site. The warehouses were used to store whale products, wool, timber and fruit. The wharf at Salamanca was a hub for whaling industries, and the huge cauldrons used to boil whale oil can still be seen today in Salamanca Square. As Tasmania’s fruit growing capabilities took off, the warehouses were used to produce jam and tinned fruit for export. 


Salamanca Place is now a creative and cultural hub with a grassy public square, boutique shops, fine dining and art. The Salamanca Arts Centre, located within the sandstone warehouses which make up Salamanca Place, runs film and writers festivals, public dance and music events, and craft and art gallery exhibitions. 



Sculptures, glasswork, textiles, artisan jewelry, wood sculpture, photography and paintings jostle to win your eye at the many private galleries and shops at Salamanca Place. The majority of the work in these galleries is Australian, so it is a great place to pick up an original memento. 



If you’re in Hobart on a Saturday, be sure to visit the Salamanca Market, which has run since the 1970s, and now attracts up to 25,000 people to its hundreds of stalls. It’s best to go early before the crowds appear, so you can take your time browsing antiques, fashion and crafts, and sampling some local treats.

Salamanca is also a great place to check out at night, with a concentration of bars and restaurants where you can grab a cocktail and sample some fresh Tasmanian seafood. On Friday evenings, be sure to catch the free live music and dancing in The Courtyard. 



Salamanca Place is located in the centre of Hobart, just back from the waterfront, between Parliament Square and Princes Park. There is metered car parking on the streets in the area as well as several public parking lots. The free HobartHopper shuttle bus services the area on Saturdays when the streets in Salamanca Place are closed to vehicular traffic.


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Lodging Near Salamanca Place

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$97
ibis Styles Hobart

ibis Styles Hobart

173 Macquarie Street, Hobart
4.4
of 5, from 73 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hobart, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$104
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

1 Davey St, Hobart
4.6
of 5, from 4,053 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sullivan's Cove, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Franklin Wharf and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$90
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

1 Macquarie St, Hobart
4.6
of 5, from 3,614 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sullivan's Cove, this luxury apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Franklin Wharf and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$107
Salamanca Suites

Salamanca Suites

8 Salamanca Place, Hobart
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Hobart, this apartment is steps from Parliament House and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$113
Lenna of Hobart

Lenna of Hobart

20 Runnymede St, Battery Point
4.5
of 5, from 747 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Battery Point, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Salamanca Place and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$86
Hadley's Orient Hotel

Hadley's Orient Hotel

34 Murray Street, Hobart
4.4
of 5, from 1,029 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. David's Cathedral and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$150
Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Salamanca Wharf Hotel

17a Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
4.6
of 5, from 412 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sullivan's Cove, this boutique aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Salamanca Place and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$77
Travelodge Hotel Hobart

Travelodge Hotel Hobart

167 Macquarie Street, Hobart
3.9
of 5, from 1,705 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).