Salamanca Place is a beautiful precinct in Hobart - the name derives from the Duke of Wellington’s victory at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812. This historic area boasts original sandstone structures that have been converted from warehouses into commercial buildings and a public square that was constructed in the 1990's. There are plenty of activities to keep travellers occupied around Salamanca Place.
Here are our top five attractions at Salamanca Place.
An institution in Tasmania’s capital, the Salamanca Markets are held every Saturday and are widely considered to be the most visited attraction in the state. It’s estimated that around 25,000 people each week peruse the 300 stalls selling everything from jams to crochet.
Salamanca Arts Centre
Art lovers will appreciate the exhibitions at the Salamanca Arts Centre. This is one of Tasmania’s most important artistic hubs and regularly hosts exciting events across the entire artistic spectrum. There is always something new at the centre, so be sure to check the calendar. Within the Arts Centre is the Peacock Theatre.
Restaurant and Bars
There’s a variety of restaurants and bars within Salamanca that are sure to appeal to all tastes. During summer some venues even have al fresco tables so that you can fully appreciate the ambience of the environs.
The attractive square with manicured lawns and a picturesque fountain is a great place to sit and soak in the historic atmosphere. There’s a book shop on one corner and the baristas at the various cafes are more than happy to expertly prepare your latte or cappuccino.
For the complete Salamanca experience, consider staying at the luxury Salamanca Terraces. These self-contained serviced apartments offer a stylish accommodation option. The property is located at the eastern end of the precinct, near Princes Park.