Salamanca Place’s old sandstone buildings, built between 1835 and 1860 on Sullivan’s Cove, exude heritage charm. This cobblestone strip, formerly the commercial heart of old Hobart, is now a popular tourist destination.
Descend Kelly Steps from Battery Point to this bustling sector, where historic Georgian warehouses are adorned with cafés, restaurants, antique dealers, and shops. Salamanca Arts Centre is a cultural centre comprising galleries, theatres, and artist studios.
The Salamanca Markets on Saturdays are one of the most popular attractions in Salamanca Place. More than 300 exhibitors sell artisan woodwork and jewellery, as well as ceramics, glassware, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Fresh fish and chips at adjacent Constitution Dock is a popular local pastime, and tourists flock here following the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in the first week of January.
When Parliament is in session, Parliament House, which was initially erected by convict labour from 1835 to 1840, welcomes visitors to the gallery.
These sites are accessible to walk to from most city hotels if you’re staying downtown and looking for things to do in Hobart without a car.