Salamanca Square

Salamanca Square, Hobart: Address, Salamanca Square Reviews: 4/5

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Salamanca Square is the cultural, historical hub of Hobart offering dinning, cafe's, entertainment & shopping. Found just behind the Salamanca historical row buildings it's Hobart's best kept secret. A piazza space for relaxing with no cars, it's a sun trap in winter and is open 7 days a week. Parking is available just off the square & underneath. Walkable from the cruise ship terminal
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,660 contributions
Mar. 2022
We ere interested in the history of the area, a former quarry dating to convict days and providing the bulk of the sandstone rock that was used in the construction of houses and other buildings. The Square was only completed in 1997, the development including apartments, shops, restaurants, offices and the public space with the fountain a feature. Happy that we visited and enjoyed a snack at Banjo's.
Written 25 April 2022
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
Jul. 2021
Its not the greatest place in Hobart. It has a nice fountain in it, some business's, cafes, children's play sets and restaurants. It has some historic buildings but isn't a must see.
Due to Covid restrictions in Australia, it wasn't really busy so not much atmosphere. Have a quick look and then move on.
Written 5 August 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
Apr. 2021
Located being the Salamanca Arts Centre, this foot road takes you through a number of bars, cafe & shops including Kathmandu.

An impressive centre water feature, and fun statues of a dog taking a photo of a "Marilyn" posing Rabbit.

Worth the explore
Written 20 July 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,047 contributions
Jan. 2021
Salamaka Square and Place is where you might expect to see the tourists with its restautrants and craft shops and art studios. It has a pleasant fountain and has the balance of the historic buildings but it still is a tourist trap and there are better places in Hobart.
Written 16 January 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,767 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Solo
This is a pretty small square with restaurants around it. They are also some interesting statues and a fountain. Good for a photo stop.
Written 9 June 2020
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,385 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Nice place to visit with some fantastic restaurants a fountain in the centre.
Some great looking statues.
Not many shops in the square.
Written 28 February 2020
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Mark T
Hillsboro, OR2,471 contributions
Nov. 2019
Salamanca Square has a number of eateries and bars to check out if you are in town on a cruise ship or visiting in general
Written 28 November 2019
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Mim L
Melbourne, Australia579 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Family
We did a walking tour around Salamanca Place and we were taken behind the Heritage building fronting the water and the market to the Square behind. So much history with the old quarry face still dominant there. It is a charming square surrounded by heritage listed sandstone eateries, a coffee shop in a laundromat and tourist souvenier shops and the offices of The Mercury newspaper. At the centre is a sculpture in a fountain and several colourful garden beds. A pretty and tranquil place to enjoy a meal or just people watch. Quirky sculptures abound.
Written 22 March 2019
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,305 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
We walked over here to see if there were any souvenir shops. There were none. At least there was a fresh vegetable & fruit market.
Written 7 March 2019
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,385 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
This is a nice place to visit if visiting Hobart.
There are numerous restaurants/cafes and many craft shops in this area.
We had lunch at one of the restaurants which was very good.
There’s numerous toilets round and close to the square.
Written 19 February 2019
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