Domkyrkan / Göteborg Cathedral, Göteborg

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    Domkyrkan
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    The backside of the cathedral
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    Domkyrkan - the cathedral

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Oct 29, 2010

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    What to do when the city's biggest church has burnt down, twice?
    Build it up again, of course.
    Domkyrkan (the cathedral) is the result of those two fires (1721 and 1802) and is today the biggest church in Gothenburg. It was finalised in 1815 and is today very active. Open every day for visitors, and every morning there is a morning pray where anyone is welcome to join.

    For me Domkyrkan is a bit too big, I don't get the feeling of a church, or at least not the kind of church that I like. Not even when it's full of people I get a feeling of a nice atmosphere. A bit dark, and no fantastic details that I can find in catolic cathedrals in the southern parts of Europe.

    Located on Kungsgatan/Västra Hamngatan you'll have no problems to find it. Just next to the shopping street Kungsgatan. And just in front of the church you'll find a busy tram station where four lines will stop and start.

    No problem to get there, in other words. Tram number 1,6, 9 and 11 goes there. The station is "Domkyrkan"

    In the spring and summer the cathedral is a lot nicer, with the trees around being green and nice. A christian school right next to it, LM Engströms gymnasium, always have their graduations there, and it's a very happy time.

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    The Cathedral - Domkyrkan

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 4, 2008

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    Goteborg's Cathedral (Domkyrkan) was built in 1815 on the ruins of two earlier churches which burnt down in 1721 and 1802.

    The neo-classical building was designed by the architect C.W. Carlberg.

    Directions:
    The Cathedral is located at Vastra Hamngatan in the middle of the city centre. The nearest tram stop is "Domkyrkan".

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    Göteborg Cathedral

    by Sjalen Written Jun 27, 2005

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    One of the nicest churches in the city and a major gathering place, whether it be for the nice Christmas concerts or a gathering of locals after a huge disaster like the Asian tsunami or assassinations of ministers.

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    DOMKYRKAN

    by hevbell Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    The cities Cathedral, or Domkyrkan, opened in 1815 and located on Vastra Hamngatan. It was designed by CW Carlberg and is open daily although I didn't go in. Its a pretty impressive building from outside though

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    The Cathedral

    by MalenaN Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Gustavi Cathdral was built in 1815-25 on the same place where previous two other churches had been standing (they burnt down in 1721 and 1802). The Cathedral is in the middle of downtown and the shoppingdistrict.

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