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Organic vegetables, fresh fruit, warm coffee scent, lovely aroma of croissant… all this mingled into one is what you call Salamanca Market in Hobart. It is but crowds that visit here in thousands and thousands just to have a whiff of Salamanca’s unique ambience. Some people just love the feel of it.

Hobart is in fact quite famous for this Salamanca Market. Every Saturday you will be getting along with a huge crowd to witness the busy life. If you stay at Somerset on Salamanca Hobart, one of the Hobart Serviced Apartments it will be much easier to reach the market.

Yes, they call it the best outdoor market in Australia. But do not forget the market is open only from 8.30 am to 3 pm. Will this short time be sufficient to cover 300 stalls? You decide! But a good walk after a sumptuous breakfast at a café is a heavenly opportunity to meet people from different walks of life.

Interestingly most people sell what they grow, and they grow what they sell. It is not just the crowd noise, but an occasional harp or a lively folk song adds a touch of glamour to your Salamanca experience.

At this market you will come across traditional art and craft. They include hand-worked glass and other unique designs. The market is located close to St David’s Park. It is not a difficult task to climb up Kelly’s Steps to make it to Georgian cottages.

This market is the place if you need to go for anything Tasmanian. It got almost everything Tasmanian from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful, glassware and ceramics.

That is not all, though. Cross the Salamanca lawns to experience the breathtaking waterfront. You will see fishing boats and yachts sailing on the glistening waters. For a moment you will strangely feel as if you are back home, that home away from home.

Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+

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