What was once a rundown warehouse and storage unit on the waterfront of Hobart has since become one of the most-visited destinations in the city. More than 600,000 people visit the fresh fruit, organic produce and handmade craft stalls of this public market each year. Its trendy bars, quiet cafes and inventive restaurants attract food-lovers from around the area, making it a uniquely Tanzania experience. Salamanca’s popularity has caused it to grow rapidly from 12 vendors in 1972 to more than 300 in 2010. As a result, there’s something for everyone at this once-a-week market that brings the best of Hobart together.
Salamanca Market is within walking distance from most parts of Hobart. It is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Since most vendors break down shop around 2:30, it’s a good idea to arrive by noon for the best market experience.