The Haga district was established by Queen Kristina in the mid 16th century as Goteborg's first suburb. It soon became a sort of worker's area as it was mainly harbour workers who lived there.
As the city centre has grown a lot in the 20th century, the Haga district changed its appearance. Nowadays it is a charming area with old buildings, cobbled streets, many cafes and little shops.
GOTIA CUP (I apologize for the...
GOTIA CUP (I apologize for the name... I don't remember exactly). This event takes place every year in Göteborg and I was very surprised when we were walking by the streets and found lots of people going to the Football Field (Ullevi Stadium). It consists of a great competition where young people of all over the world play for a Cup similar to the FIFA World Championship.
I'm sure many of you know by now that Göteborg is famous for being the birthplace of so many Internationaly popular exports, such as Hasselblad cameras, Volvo passenger cars, SKF ballbearings and those ice-cream vendors turned pop stars; Ace of Base, but Does Your Mother Know, Fernando, that one of Sweden's most famous sons, Björn Ulvaeus of yes you guessed it; ABBA fame, was born here in 1945?
Well,...it's true, Waterloo.
I can see it now when he heads for that giant Disco dance-floor in the sky; right in the center of Gustav Adolfs Torg, beside the majestic, classical bronze of the city's founder, will stand a 10 meter high, pink and cream spandex covered likeness of Björn depicting what he did best.
I think I should visit again before that happens, you know what I mean Dancing Queen? I do, I do, I do, I do, I do!
Gothenburg Half Marathon
Göteborgsvarvet (a local pun since "varv" means both lap and wharf), is a half marathon taking place in May every year. There is also a youth event in the Slottsskogen park linked to it. The official site below will tell you everything you need to know to register, or just watch along the way. Amongst the funnier things with the race is that you get to run across the Älvsborgsbron bridge in the picture.
I got off the ferry at Styrso Bratten and had a nice wander round there. It was SO peaceful and some beautiful views.
I came across this lovely little church and just had to get a picture! :)