Hobart

 

Hobart is the capital city of the Australian state Tasmania. It is also the largest city in the state, with a population of approximately 200,000 people. It is known for its rich historical heritage, as well as its many resources and political operations.

Among the regions in Australia, this city is one of the first to be discovered by the British in 1803. The city was originally called Hobarton, after Lord Hobart. He was the Colonial Secretary of the British settlers, who originally intended the city to be a prison camp. Not long after, the city became known for its natural ports and rich aquatic resources.


It is located on Derwent River and is beside landmarks such as Sullivan’s Cove (where the Port of Hobart is) and Mount Wellington. There are many commercial areas in the city, such aw the Glenorchy and Rosny Park.
The city has many selling points for tourists, being the second oldest city in the country. Some of the oldest structures include the precincts located around Sullivan’s Cove and Derwent River. The city also experienced the impact of Victorian, as well as Georgian, architecture. Examples are the Salamanca Palace, Nearby Battery Point, and the many houses and buildings in Davey Street. These buildings are considered as historical landmarks.
There are also many museums in Hobart. These museums are the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. What tourists can see in these museums are the artifacts and maritime collections of the city.
As for souvenirs and local items, the Salamanca Market is the perfect place. It is a huge marketplace where all sorts of items are sold, such as crafts, paintings, and other items. It is also a showcase of architecture, as the warehouses here were built in the early 19th century. Behind the marketplace is the Battery Point. Here are buildings that are literally made of gold. However, the structures here are fragile and are thus very well protected.

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