Top 5 best places and things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden
By: Sina Farhat
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Gothenburg is a marvelous city with a reputation of being a friendly place, even more welcoming than the Swedish capital.
Five Best Things To Do & See
1- Botaniska trädgården
Gothenburgs botanic garden is a must visit place any time of the year, it features a stunning biodiversaty from many corners of the world!
It was opened for the public in 1919 and features a impressive 16000 different types of species. Another 4000 is located in their greenhouse where they have 1500 species of ochids the largest collecion in Sweden!
Thanks to great conservation efforts you can also find the rare Toromiro (Sophora toromiro) a endemic flowering tree from Easter Island that thanks to the Gothenburgs botanic garden is saved from being extinct.
Masthuggskyrkan is a church that is located on a higher altitude location by Järntorget.
The church was completed in 1914 and features a stunning wooden interiur, very large painted windows that when the light is right takes your breath away!
Because its located at a higher altitude you get a spectacular view of the city and is a must visit place for anyone who loves witnessing great sunsets/sunrises, also stick around when the sun has set and it gets dark because you will get a stunning view of the city when all of the lights are turned on!
Järntorget is a town square that connects you to many parts of the city thanks to its tram and bus public transportation system.
Its also a great place to meet up and discover the city thanks to the fact that any direction you go leads you to discover great architecture, markets that sell homemade items, stores, Cafes, bars, resturants, grocery store, the harbor area and more!
Haga is a district in central Gotheburg, its located near Järntorget and is a great place to walk and discover new places!
It used to be a area where people lived in low standard apartments, seedy pubs and Bohemianism until most of the buildings were torn down and rebranded as a cleaner and safer place to live in, it is today a area that welcomes you to discover old and new arhitecture, cafes pubs and resturants, markets that sell homemade items and more! It is also a sought after area to live in.
Palmhuset is a greenhouse that is part of the garden society of Gothenburg.
It was built in 1878 and shares some of its architectural style from the Crystal Palace building that was located in London.
Being a greenhouse the plants thrive and stay green 365 days of the year which makes it a great way of escaping the cold and the gray weather during the winter season.
There is a great viraity of plants from many corners of the world ranging from larger palm trees to the smaller orchids, all of them are well worth seeing end enjoying.
The greenhouse is divided in different zones where depending on the environment the humidy and the temperature is set to fit each area so that the plants continue to thrive.