Gothenburg, or Gotebörg, as it is known internationally, is a city with a great commercial tradition, due to its great location and its port. Today, it is still a city in which commerce is very important, but it is also a good holiday destination to enjoy a dynamic city where there are many cultural entertainment.
This is one very cultural city where you can enjoy spaces for all tastes. Museums of all kinds, green areas, theaters and even an amusement park are part of the charms of this city where getting bored is impossible. Take note of all those things that we can see in Gothenburg.
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Liseberg amusement park
Gothenburg is an ideal city to go with children, and it has great entertainment, such as the Liseberg amusement park. This amusement park is the largest in Scandinavia. The best known attraction are the roller coasters, called Balder. It is a place full of things to do, with food stalls, theater artists and various attractions. At Christmas they even have a very special Christmas market in the park.
The Universeum is another place to have fun with the family, that is why this is an ideal city to travel with children, since they have many places for them. This is a center dedicated to science, to learn about animals and perform experiments, on seven different plants. There are also exhibitions and an aquarium. So hours of family fun await you.
This is one of the most emblematic places in the city. Your name means "Church of the fish", and without a doubt it is a place of worship for the best fish and seafood in all of Europe. It is a place to see fish that we did not know, and to buy totally fresh products. It is a building inspired by Gothic churches, and in it we can also eat at the Gabriel restaurant, a place where you can enjoy the best fish and seafood dishes. Ideal for lovers of gastronomy and the most delicious dishes with high quality raw materials.
Museums in Gothenburg
Gothenburg is a city full of museums to enjoy countless cultural visits. The Röda Sten Art Center is a former boiler room converted into a cultural space. It hosts shows and exhibitions, and being next to the port, it has a great setting. Inside there is also a cafe, music club and a restaurant. The Museum of World Culture is a place to enjoy a global view of the world. Here there are art, activities and temporary exhibitions for the whole family. You cannot miss the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, a place where you can enjoy animal figures, exhibits on environmental problems or life in the sea. Another essential visit is the Gothenburg Museum of Art, with one of the most extensive and important collections in northern Europe. It has many works of Nordic art, but also by renowned artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens or Monet. We also have the Röhsska Museum, a museum dedicated to decorative arts, fashion and design.
Gothenburg parks and gardens
This is also a city that can boast of having great natural spaces that represent an oasis of peace in the middle of the city. The botanical garden is one of the largest and most beautiful in all of Europe, with plants from all over the world. In the garden you can see a large greenhouse, as well as one as a shop and a restaurant. The Slottsskogen is another of the great gardens of the city, where you can have a pleasant family picnic, walk along its paths or enjoy the zoo, where there are even penguins and seals.
The New Älvsborg Fästning Fortress
This fortress is not located directly in the city of Gothenburg, rather it is located on an island that can be accessed with a small boat ride. It is a very small island, and today one of the most visited places by tourists, since the seventeenth century fortress is well preserved and is located in a beautiful natural environment. On the island you can visit the fortress knowing its history, and also see a craft stall located in a cell, or enjoy the restaurant on the island.
Paddan tourist boat
One of the funniest and most original ways to get to know the city is by water, an element that has been very important in the history of the city. The best idea is to enjoy a ride on the paddan sightseeing boat. On the walk you go under different bridges and you reach the port. The visit lasts about 50 minutes.