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  • 1 Fine Art Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Götaplatsen Avenyn S - 412 56 Göteborg

    This important museum has 19C-20C Scandinavian art, 17C Flemish and Dutch art, 16C-18C Spanish and Dutch art, 19C-20C French art and international contemporary art. The most interesting sections focus on Scandinavian art from the 1880s and 1890s, and..

  • 2 The Röhss Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vasagatan 37-39 S - 400 15 Göteborg

    This museum was opened in 1916 thanks to a legacy from the Röhss brothers. Since then, many donations have made it the only one in Scandinavia to offer an extensive geographical and chronological panorama of Decorative Arts. From the last innovations..

  • 3 Liseberg Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Örgrytevägen 5 S - 402 22 Göteborg

    Liseberg is the garden of Göteborg; beds of flowers everywhere are just asking to be admired in the largest theme park in Sweden. A ghost train, a Big Wheel, big dippers, rides for all ages. And for food lovers, or just lovers, there are bars and res..

  • 4 Slottskogen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Route 158 S - 402 35 Göteborg

    The biggest park in the city covers no less than 137 hectares! Winding paths run through the extensive lawns, there is a children's zoo and little houses transported here from all over Sweden make a mini museum of village life. Sports areas, restaura..

  • 5 Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Carl Skottsbergs Gatta 22A S - 413 19 Göteborg

    The garden was opened to the public in 1923, and today has miles of winding paths, extensive lawns and woodland. You are sure to appreciate the bamboo grove, the Japanese valley and the vale of rhododendrons, as well as the greenhouses and flower bed..

  • 6 Trädgårdsföreningen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Slussgatan 1 S - 411 06 Göteborg

    The park was created by the Horticultural Society in 1842, and has always been a popular meeting place. The palm house is a crystal palace, built in 1878. The rose gardens contain 6 000 bushes with 2 600 different varieties represented, among them so..

  • 7 Universeum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Södra Vägen 50 S - 400 20 Göteborg

    This centre explores scientific questions concerning life on Earth. The museum is laid out around a huge tropical greenhouse, which transports visitors to the oppressive atmosphere of this environment.

  • 8 Gothenburg Natural History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Museivägen 10 S - 402 35 Göteborg

    Founded in 1833, the Naturhistoriska Museet is the oldest museum in the city. Its rich collections include two whale skeletons: a sperm whale that was washed up on the coast in 1988 and a young blue whale washed up in 1865.

  • 9 The Avenue Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kungsportsavenyn S - 411 10 Göteborg

    Kungsportsavenyn, known as "Avenyn", runs straight for 1 km from the Rosemunds-kanalen to the Götaplatsen, dominated by the fountain of Poséidon by Carl Milles (1927), a highly evocative symbol of a city devoted to the sea. This tree-lined ..

  • 10 Haga Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Landsvägsgatan S - 402 33 Göteborg

    The Haga district to the south of the Rosenlunds-kanalen is one of the oldest in Göteborg, as you can see from the 17 C Skansen Kronan fortress built to protect the port. Haga was originally the sailors' district, and other working families moved in ..

  • 11 The new Alvsborg fortress Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Lilla Bommen S - 411 04 Göteborg

    Clinging to its island in the middle of the Göta, the fortress, built between 1653 et 1670, stood up to the joint attacks of the Danes and the Norsemen in 1719, and Göteborg was saved! It became a prison in the 19 C, but now elegant banquets are held..

  • 12 Maritime Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Karl Johansgatan 1-3 S - 414 59 Göteborg

    This museum uses paintings and models to show trading between Göteborg and India, seamen's life and the evolution of shipping. The Finland, a merchant ship of the Swedish India Company is the most interesting exhibit, and there is a remarkable collec..

  • 13 Museum of the World's Cultures Interesting

    Museums and art

    Södra Vägen 54 S - 402 27 Göteborg

    Opened in 2004, this museum is the direct heir of the ethnography museum and in particular its wealth of collections from Latin America. Its aim now goes beyond this domain to encompass the cultural evolution on earth in the era of globalisation. It ..

  • 14 Göta Canal

    Nature and gardens

    S - 40120 Göteborg

    Construction on Sweden's largest canal began in 1810. Up to 58 000 young conscripts worked for 22 years to build the 190km of waterway between Mem and Sjötorp. The canal, which today runs from Gothenburg to Stockholm, considerably improved communicat..

  • 15 Gustav-Adolph Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Gustave-Adolphe S - 411 14 Göteborg

    The former Main Square was given its present name in 1854, when the statue of Gustav II Adolph was erected here. The administrative services of the city, including the Stock Exchange and the City Hall, are housed in its buildings of various dates.

  • 16 Götheborgs-utkiken

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Lilla Bommen 1 S - 411 04 Göteborg

    This towering red and white office block is a striking example of architecture that breaks completely with the traditions of the late 80s. It is the work of Ralph Erskine, an English architect living in Sweden. A lift takes visitors 86 m above sea le..

  • 17 Seaman's tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Karl johansgatan 1-3 S - 414 59 Göteborg

    The seamen's tower stands 49 m high next to the Maritime Museum. On the top is a statue of a seaman's wife waiting patiently. (Woman on the shore), created in memory of the sailors who died in the First World War. The entrance is opposite the river, ..

  • 18 Älvsborgsbron

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 400 10 Göteborg

    An impressive suspension bridge, opened in 1966, links Göteborg to the suburb of Hising. It is 933 m long and spans 417 m. The road is 45 m above river level, and gives a good view of the port entrance and the port itself.

  • 19 Göteborgs stadsmuseum

    Museums and art

    Norra Hamngatan 12 S - 411 14 Göteborg

    Running along the canal behind the Kristine Church (1648), Göteborg's stadsmuseum is housed in the former offices and warehouses of the Swedish India Company (1750-62). There are 3 collections: archaeology (from prehistoric times to the Vikings), urb..

  • 20 Masthuggskyrkan

    Religious buildings

    Storebackegatan S - 413 18 Göteborg

    The church is the city's most characteristic landmark. It stands high over the city, and offers a fine view of Göteborg. Built between 1914 and 1919 by Sigfrid Ericson, it is a fine example of Swedish national romantic architecture. The interior boas..

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