About Salamanca Square
Salamanca Square began its life as a quarry that dates back to the earliest days of the Sullivan's Cove settlement in the early 19th Century.
The quarry is still visible behind the modern apartments and shops that line the Square and stands as a significant symbol of Hobart's history and the sweat and toil of our convicts and early settlers.
Hundreds of convicts were used to quarry out the cliffs, cut the stone and build the row of beautiful Georgian sandstone warehouses that were built in the 1830 that front the Square.
In 1995, after considerable opposition from the Battery Point Progress Association and the Salamanca Traders Association, the Hobart City Council approved a development application for the Salamanca Quarry, which resulted in the creation of Salamanca Square.
Comprising apartments, shops, restaurants, offices and a public space, the Square was completed in 1997.
Today Salamanca Square offers a piazza space for relaxing and entertainment, It’s a safe environment with no cars and it's great in winter as it’s a sun trap. Businesses are open 7 days a week until late.
To read more about the Square's history, we highly recommend "A Quarry Speaks - A History of Salamanca's Quarry" by Anthony R Hope.
Tiger Tracks Stamps Comes to Salamanca Square
With more than 200 unique stamps to collect across Tasmania, Tiger Track Stamps are a fun and free way to record your holidays or visits to Tasmania destinations.
Salamanca Square businesses: The Hobart Book Shop, Plato's, Rendezvous Cafe, The Machine Laundry Cafe, Salamanca Fresh, Honey Badger, San Churro and Parklane Espresso now all have the Tiger Tracks unique stamps.
There is already so much to do inside the Square and now young and old can come and collect beautiful stamp impressions all for free. More information on Tiger Tracks can be found at www.tigertrack.com.au
Want to hold a community event in the Square?
Bookings for all events go through the Hobart City Council and they do require 14 days notice.
Did you know we have insurance coverage for low impact events that are approved by Salamanca Inc?
Did you know we have the best public loos?
Finished in December 2015 our public loos include a baby change facility & equal access facility
Opening hours are 6 am to 9 pm daily