Facing Princes Wharf is Salamanca Place, named after a 1812 battle during the Peninsular War. This row of sandstone warehouses built in the 1830s have been converted into an entertainment center featuring a theatre, hotel, restaurants, cafes, taverns, galleries and boutique shops. An inner courtyard named Salamanca Square offers similar options. If you are in Hobart on a Saturday, make sure to experience Salamanca Market. This very popular outdoor event is an exciting network of over 300 local merchants and artisans selling their crafts, art and farm products.