What to see in Gothenburg, a walking itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, from the boat ride to the Haga district, as well as cultural events.
City of Sweden, Gothenburg is located on the west coast of the country at the mouth of the river Gota, on the Kattegat Sea.
Despite being the second largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, and the main port of the country, Gothenburg retains the charm of the small Swedish city, boasts numerous green areas and its main places of interest can also be reached on foot.
With a boat it is possible to make a tour of the city, sailing on its canals, preferring for this type of visit the summer months, as in winter the temperatures are very rigid.
Various cultural events are organized in the city, including the week of the culture festival in August, throughout the year there are performances at the Opera House and in the Concert Hall, home of the Symphony Orchestra.
As for gastronomy, Goteborg is a seaside city and for this reason the possibility of having freshly caught fish is wide.
The center of Gothenburg is Gustav Adolf square, dedicated to the founder Gustav II Adolfo of the city.
The oldest part of the city is the Haga district, an enchanting area with cobbled pedestrian streets, cafes, vintage shops, antiques and trendy boutiques.
A renovation project carried out in the 1980s made it possible to maintain in part the original style, characterized by ancient brick and wood houses, which had now fallen into disrepair.
Feskekörka is a market covered in fresh fish, whose name Feskekorka derives from the local dialect and means the Church of the fish, due to the shape of the building, which has the appearance of a church.
It was opened in 1874, there are several shops, restaurants, and a variety of excellent quality fish and seafood.Recommended readings
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Örgryte in Danska vägen is the oldest church in the city, whose foundation dates back to the mid-thirteenth century.
Vasakyrka is a traditional church in Engelbrektsgatan, built in 1909 in the Swedish liberty style.
Domkyrkan is the cathedral of Gothenburg, in neoclassical style is from 1815.
Christinae kyrka is also known as the German church, dates back to 1748, and takes its name from the daughter of King Gustaf II Adolfo, Queen Cristina.
In Gunnebo, about 10 minutes by car from the city center, there is the neoclassical villa and the gardens of Gunnebo.
The building was built as a summer residence for the wealthy merchant John Hall and his family.
The estate offers guided tours and other events, a cafe, restaurant, a gift shop and a farm.
The Botanical Garden, the most important in Northern Europe in terms of biodiversity, consists of a beautiful green area, part of which has been declared a nature reserve.
Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia, as well as the most popular tourist attraction in Gothenburg and Sweden.
It is open daily from mid-May to late August, and from November to December to host a picturesque Christmas market.
In the Civic Museum, housed in a building built around the mid-eighteenth century, once the seat of the East India Company, objects, photographs and documents relating to the history of the city are exhibited.
The Art Museum boasts a large collection of art from the Scandinavian countries, including works by Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson and Edvard Munch.
The permanent exhibition also includes works by Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
In the same building there are the Hasselblad Center for photographic art and the Art Hall or Konsthallen for contemporary art exhibitions.
In the Museum of World Cultures there are various thematic exhibitions, concerning the different cultures and cultural differences in the world.
Universeum is a very interesting science museum, where scientific and technological topics are presented.