Historic Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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When visiting Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, Australia, be sure to make time to explore the famous old warehouses of Salamanca Place, now converted into an exciting assortment of craft shops and galleries for Tasmanian art and crafts.

Arriving in Hobart aboard the Sun Princess

Long before we arrived in Hobart we'd chosen one place we knew we really must visit. That was the old historic buildings in Salamanca Place. Whilst we weren't able to be there for the famous Saturday market, we still knew the old warehouses would be an exciting part of the city to explore.
So, not too long after we'd docked and left the ship for our first shore trip we set out, armed with a map, to walk to our first stop, Salamanca Place.

A History Going Back to 1833

Salamanca Place is on the Hobart waterfront, just a short walk from where our cruise ship was berthed. Back in the mid 1830s when Salamanca Place was established, it served as warehouses for the busy port, and was a popular haunt of the sailors and whalers of the time.
A large sculpture of the date 1833 has been erected, retaining the feel of the early sandstone buildings.

Sandstone Alleyways, Cobblestones and Craft Shops

Whilst the buildings were originally used as warehouses, today they have been turned into an exciting collection of craft shops and galleries, show casing amazing work of many Tasmanian artists and crafts people.
This photo down one of the alleyways, kindly taken by a passer-by, shows the wonderful sandstone from which the buildings were erected.

Remembering Hobart Port that Was

Salamanca Place was only one place visited during our short stop in Hobart, but was definitely the highlight of the day. If you're going there and can time it for a Saturday when the famous markets are held, that would be the ideal opportunity. Otherwise, make some time to wander the old warehouses and marvel at the talent of the Tasmanian artists, You won't regret it.

Other travel articles by Val Mills:

Benefits of Hop On Hop Off Tourist Transport
On Board the Sun Princess Cruise Ship, 2014
Autumn in Central Otago, New Zealand
Elephant Riding in Phuket, Thailand


Australia, Cruise Ship Holiday, Hobart, Salamanca Place, Tasmania, Travel

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author avatar Carol Roach
8th Jan 2015 (#)

thank you for your article, I always wished I could visit Australia and New Zealand

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Isolated and far away for me but, maybe, I can still make it! Thanks for this interesting share, Val - siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Lovely!...thanks Val..

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author avatar Natraj
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Informative post, will remember to go the Salamanca place while visiting Australia, nice sharing.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
8th Jan 2015 (#)

great piece ..thank you so much Val...

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
8th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing such a nice article. I would love to visit here. It's far from where I live but, maybe someday I will get a chance to visit.

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