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Culture of Goteborg. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Gothenburg is an ancient port city, the territory of which is home to many interesting historical and architectural monuments. Start your observation of the sights of the city from making a walk in the main street of Gothenburg - Kungsportsavenyn. You will see many beautiful buildings of different epochs along the street. Moreover, the street leads to beautiful Gotaplatsen Square. The square’s center is the location of the Poseidon Fountain. Gotaplatsen Square has become a regular venue for various festivals and fairs. The local fish market is one more interesting attraction that has become the sight of the city. The market was opened in 1874. The design of the market resembles a strict Gothic cathedral, so it is often called "fish-chapel".
In summer Gothenburg traditionally attracts fans of beach rest. Its picturesque coastline is a perfect choice for active pastime. The most popular beach is located in the heart of the city. … Open
Kronhuset is the oldest building in the city that has managed to survive till our days. The construction of the building was completed in 1643. Initially the building was intended to become an artillery arsenal. The building of East India Company was built several years later. It also has managed to survive in its original form till our days. Currently the large-scale building is the location of two large museums – an archaeological and a historical one.
You will find Slottsskogen (Palace Park) not far away from the fishing port. This is the most large-scale and beautiful park in Gothenburg. During a walk through the picturesque alleys of the park travelers should definitely not forget to visit Marine Tower, the top of which is equipped with a beautiful viewing platform. The height of the tower estimates 62 meters. Its top is equipped with an observation deck that provides a detailed panorama of the city. The ruins of the castle moats (Rosenlundskanalen) are also a very interesting historical monument. Beautiful boats cruise here every day and there is a truly beautiful park along the ramparts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. They are always happy to help foreign tourists. Tourists are recommended to learn a few phrases in the local language. This way tourists will … Open
When it comes to describing modern architecture places of interest, we simply cannot fail to mention Gtsteborgs Utkiken skyscraper, which shape is a bit like a lipstick tube. The roof of the building is also equipped with an unusual observation deck, which is open during warm months. If you want to visit cultural institutions of the city, you should definitely attend Goteborg City Museum, which provides its visitors with many interesting facts about the history of the city. Among the items exhibited here you will see many details of interior, which could be seen in local houses five hundred years ago, important historical documents and natural science exhibits. Gothenburg is also home to the largest maritime museum in the world - The Maritime Museum. The most famous exhibit of this museum is a stuffed blue whale. The museum also features the richest collection of exotic sea creatures.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Goteborg and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Goteborg and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Goteborg

Strömma Archipelago Boats
Where: Lilla Bommen, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31-60 96 70;
The Avenue
Where: Kungsportsavenyn, Goteborg;
Gunnebo House and Gardens
Where: Christina Halls Väg, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 31 334 16 00; More info: Bus 752;
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Where: Carl Skottsbergs Gata 22A, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0) 31 – 741 11 11; Opening hours: The garden is open every day, all year round from 9 am until sunset. The greenhouses are open daily 10 am - 5 pm (May - August) 10 am - 4 pm (September - April) The shop is open daily 10 am – 7 pm (April – September) 12 – 5 pm (October – March The restaurant is open daily April – October; Tickets: Voluntary admission fee 20SEK;
Paddan
Where: Kungsportsplatsen, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31-60 96 70;
Sjöfartsmuseet
Where: Karl Johansgatan 1-3, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31-368 35 50;
Åbybadet
Where: Idrottsvägen 9, 431 62 Mölndal, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31 86 89 70; Tickets: Entrance is free for children under the age of 4.; More info: Bus number 753 starts from heden in gothenburg and makes a stop at idrottsvägen, right outside åbybadet. if you go by car it is a 7 minute drive from the center of gothenburg and the parking is free.;
Aeroseum
Where: Holmvägen 100, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0) 31 558300;
Casino Cosmopol
Where: Packhusplatsen 7, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31 333 55 00;
Cabaret Lorensberg
Where: Kungsportsavenyn 38, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31-20 60 58;
Haga
Where: Haga Nygata, Goteborg; More info: Tram stop;
Liseberg
Where: Liseberg, Korsvägen, Goteborg; More info: Tram stop;
Slottsskogen
Where: Slottskogen, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31 741 11 01; More info: Tram stop;
Älvsborgs Fortress
Where: Älvsborgs Nya Fästning, Goteborg; Telephone: +46 (0)31 60 96 70;
Kronhusbodarna
Where: Postgatan 6, Goteborg; More info: Tram stop;
Reference information
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Art galleries in Goteborg and around
♥   Art museum 'Gothenburg Museum of Art' Gothenburg, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Sweden

The main temple of Stockholm and all Sweden is the Church of St. Nicholas, located in the historic center of the city. It was founded presumably in the 12th-13th century. For a long history of its existence, its appearance was changed many times. Today the building has a pronounced decoration in the Gothic style with the preservation of the traditional Swedish Neo-Gothic architecture. Inside the church is decorated with real masterpieces of sculpture and fine arts, among them the statue of Sweden reformer Olaus Petri and the sculpture "Saint George and the Dragon". Another unique religious structure preserved in its original form from the middle ages, is located on the island of Riddarholmen. The church of Riddarholmen was built in the 12th century and is the tomb of Swedish kings. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Goteborg

Culture guide to Goteborg. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Goteborg: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Goteborg. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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