Gothenbug is situated in the western coast of the country of Sweden. It was founded back in the 1600s, and what once was a shipping town is now a metropolis that is teeming with life and tourist attractions for the eager tourist wanting to visit the place.
Aside from the various landmarks scatteresd throughout the city and the famous archipelago with its lovely sunset at the Kattegatt of the North Sea, there are other things that are worth your visit to Gothenburg, like a cultural tour of the city. The following places will do a great job at introducing you to what the culture of Gothenburg is like, so be sure to include them in your travel itinerary.
Gothenburg Concert Hall
If you want to listen to some classical music and performances which is quite a popular activity in Gothenburg, then do stop by at the Gothenburg Opera House. This is where you can watch the grand performances of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra who performs some of the best classical music under the wand of master conductors. Aside from the music, another thing which makes this attraction famous is the building itself, which reflects a 1930s art deco classic architecture.
Gothenburg Art Museum
The Gothenburg Art Museum is one of the most famous museums in the city and truly a must see and is a clear reflection of Gothenburg’s love for artistic creations. It has some of the best art collections and exhibits found in Europe, with large collections of Nordic Arts. Here you’ll find the masterpieces of famous artists like Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso Chagall and more. After a tour of the museum, head down to the ground floor where you’ll find a book shop that sells great art books as well as a café where you can drink a cup of coffee while reading that art book that you just bought.
Gothenburg Culture Festival
If there is one thing that showcases Gothenburg’s esteem for all things related to art and entertainment, that would be the Gothenburg Culture Festival. The festival is a six day grand street party that takes place in the month of August. Here you’ll get to enjoy and dance to some of the best live music performances from local and nationals artists. There are also other things to enjoy in the festival aside from the concerts, like fashion and design exhibits, film showings, as well as shops and stalls where you can buy Gothenburg handicrafts and products of street artists.
Gothenburg has been named as one of the most innovative cities, although this is mainly because of the numerous internationally acclaimed companies and corporations in the city. However, aside from being an emerging leader in the world of innovation, Gothenburg is also known for its art loving culture – an aspect of Gothenburg that many locals and foreign travellers love. So whether you are a classical music afficionado, an art enthusiasts or simple someone who has the heart and passion for the arts, you can be sure that a visit to Gothenburg won’t leave you disappointed.
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