Is located in the area known as Sullivans Cove, the main waterfront area of Hobart. Salamanca is the area known for its market on Saturdays, galleries, theaters, cafes, bars and restaurants, housed within both historic and modern buildings.
The area was originally built up in the 1830's to store grain, wool, whale oil and imported goods from abroad and in parts still feels like you could meet sailors, whalers and workmen from the past, through its stone arches and cobbled streets.
In the 1970's the area's old warehouses were developed as cheap rental space for artists and small craft businesses. This choice of occupants has resulted in Salamanca being a focus for the arts. Salamanca Art Gallery is situated here. It occupies seven heritage warehouses spaces, incorporating the popular Peacock Theatre.
Along with the development of the arts came the cafe culture and following that the fine restaurants and bars and boutique shops.
Friday nights are known for the atmosphere created by live music of various styles and tastes. A vibrant place to start the weekend for both locals and visitors.
The iconic Salamanca market is a top attraction of Hobart and happens every Saturday from early in the morning to 3 pm. Over 300 stallholders sell their wares, ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to gourmet produce, arts and crafts, handiwork and plenty of street food, from all over Tasmania.
The area is enhanced further every year when, in December, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race takes place. This world famous race brings in both visitors and yachtsmen from all over Australia and the world.