The Rocks Markets are a favourite destination that is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Located within walking distance of Sydney’s city centre and Circular Quay, the markets are set within a historical setting where buildings and public places from the city’s colonial past that can still be seen today.
I visited the open-air fresh food markets on a Saturday morning and it was brimming with activity. Walking along the quaint cobblestone laneways, I was greeting with colourful stalls selling everything and anything from arts and crafts, jewellery, fashion, artwork, and photography. I was impressed by this stall that sold autographed film cell displays from my favourite movies like Terminator 2 and The Godfather. I found the markets a bit touristy for my liking, with some stalls selling more expensive artworks and jewellery. However, this shouldn’t deter you from visiting as there’s really lots to see and do like eating!
There are many stalls tempting your tastebuds with mouth-watering food like for gourmet wraps, juicy burgers, cured meats and Turkish gozleme. Also, the smell of fresh bread mixed with sizzling meats will tantalise your nostrils. If that’s not enough, savour in the sweet assortment of chocolates, toffees and freshly made nougat. Immerse yourself in all these wonderful things while also being entertained by talented street performers at different sections of the markets.
Did I mention there’s lots to eat?
The Rocks Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday from 10- 5pm, including this 3 October for the Labour Day public holiday. Mind you, it usually gets packed with tourists on weekends. However, if you are a foodie like me, then go to the Foodie Market on Friday from 9am-3pm.
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