TOUR OF GÖTEBORG
A fascinating tour of the amazing city of Göteborg to discover the most popular sights which appeal to both its citizens and numerous tourists. We explore the city centre and get to know some of its most characteristics historic districts and discover the evolution that characterised the post-industrial period.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of Göteborg
- Gustav Adolf square and Opera House
- Klippan cultural centre: history of the Majorna and Masthugget working-class districts
- Götaplatsen square and Poseidon bronze statue
- Event district: Svenska Mässan, Liseberg amusement park and Ullevi Stadion
- Masthuggskyrkan church
- Haga district: picturesque wooden houses, 19th-century atmosphere and cafés
What we will do
- We start our sightseeing tour of Göteborg by crossing Gustav Adolf square the hub of public life and seat of the Town Hall built in 1673. This square is one of the main in the city and is named after the famous 17th-century Swedish king and great leader who founded Göteborg.
- Our itinerary continues along the river crossing the city, where we remain enchanted as we take in the majestic Post-Modern Opera House overlooking the water.
- By walking along the western part of the bay, we reach a residential area just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
- At the Kilppan cultural centre, we discover the history of Majorna and Masthugget, typical working-class districts characterised by unique architecture where industrial and port workers used to live.
- At the end of the magnificent Avenyn boulevard, we come across another famous square: Götaplatsen, inaugurated in 1923 on the occasion of an international fair to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city. The square represents the cultural hub of the city with its Auditorium, Art Museum, Theatre and Municipal library. At the centre of the square, we admire the majestic bronze statue of Poseidon by Carl Milles and one of the city’s symbols.
- We continue our tour exploring the district hosting events of all kind such as the Svenska Mässan exhibition and congress centre, the gigantic Liseberg amusement park filled with thrilling attractions suitable for all ages and visited every year by around 3 million people and the Ullevi Stadion built for the 1958 Football World Cup of and now home to the local team, IFK Göteborg. This magnificent multi-purpose stadium can hold 43,000 spectators during football matches and 75,000 for concerts and shows.
- The itinerary continues with an interesting visit to Masthuggskyrkan, a church built in 1914 in the Swedish Romantic style and one of the city’s symbols as well as a popular tourist attractions thanks to its incredible vantage point.
- After visiting the church, we continue towards the Haga district, renowned for its picturesque wooden houses, its 19th-century atmosphere and its many cafés. It started off as a suburb inhabited by the working class but it evolved over the years to become one of the most popular destinations for both tourists and locals, especially after many buildings were refurbished or rebuilt during the 1980s.
- After our visit to Haga, we have some free time available before returning to the ship.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- During religious celebrations the visit of the church will be from outside only.