Goteborg: what to see, monuments, 12 attractions in 3 days

christinae kyrka goteburb
christinae kyrka goteburb

What to see in Goteborg, the main attractions and itinerary of places of interest to visit during a holiday, the church of the fish to the botanical garden, to the amusement park and museum of art.

Travel Guide Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a city in Sweden, situated on the west coast of the country near the mouth of the river Gota, the Kattegat Sea. Despite being the second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and the main port of the country, Goteborg retains the charm of the small Swedish town, boasts many green areas and its main sights are reachable on foot. With a boat you can take a sightseeing tour of the city, navigating on its channels, preferring to this type of visit to the summer months, because in winter the temperatures are very strict.

In town are organized various cultural events, including the festival week of culture in August, throughout the year there are shows at the Opera House and the Concert Hall, home of the Symphony Orchestra. As for the food, Gothenburg is a seaside town and this is the ability to have large freshly caught fish.

The center of Gothenburg is Gustav Adolf’s Square, dedicated to King Gustav II Adolf founder of the city. The oldest part of the city is the district Haga, a lovely area with paved pedestrian streets, cafes, shops vintage, antique and fashion boutiques. A renovation project realized in the 80s allowed to keep part of the original style, characterized by old houses of brick and wood, which had now fallen into ruin.

What to see in Goteborg in 3 days

Feskekörka: is a wonderful covered market fresh fish, whose name Feskekorka, comes from the local dialect and means the Church of the fish, for 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 fish and seafood of excellent quality.

Orgryte Danska in vägen is the oldest church in the city, which dates back to the middle of the thirteenth century.

Vasakyrka is a traditional church in Engelbrektsgatan, built in 1909 in the Art Nouveau style Swedish.

Domkyrkan is the cathedral of Goteborg, in neoclassical style is 1815.

Christinae kyrka is also known as the German church, is in 1748, and named after the daughter of King Gustav II Adolf, Queen Christina.

Gunnebo: a 10-minute drive from the city center lies the neoclassical villa and 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, cafes, restaurants, a gift shop and a farm.

Botanical Garden is the largest in Northern Europe in terms of biodiversity and a beautiful green area, part of which is a nature reserve.

Liseberg is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia and the most popular tourist attraction in Gothenburg and Sweden. E ‘open daily during periods from mid-May to late August, and from November to December to host a picturesque Christmas market.

Civic Museum: built around the middle of the eighteenth century, the building that houses it was the seat of the East India Company, there are objects, photographs and documents on the history of the city.

Museum of Art: boasts a large collection of art of 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 are the Hasselblad Center for Photographic Art and the Art Hall or Konsthallen for contemporary art exhibitions.

Museum of World Cultures: hosts a series of thematic exhibitions, on the different cultures and cultural differentiates in the world, and aims to raise awareness among visitors about these topics.

Universeum is a science museum very interesting and a center that presents the scientific and technological topics addressed appropriately to children and adults.