Kronhuset & Kronhusbodarna, Göteborg
The whole block was originally built for the army as a warehouse. The big red building was built in 1642-54 in dutch style. 1660 there was a parliment in the building that Charles X summond for. Unfortunately he died due to illness during the parliment meeting so the parliment declared his then 4 year son to be the king named Charles the XI. The army had the buildings until 1929 when the city of Gothenburg took it over.
Today you can find lot of craftmenship in the old buildings, cafe's and once in a while markets and concerts.
A part of the really old city quarters, although it's hard to believe it today as the whole block is surrounded by modern housing. Kronhuset itself was built in 1642-54 as a Dutch style brick house used by the army for their cloth and material. The grand hall on the ground floor was also turned into a Plenary Hall when the parliament happened to meet in Gothenburg. Later it was used as the City History Museum until that was moved to the East India House. The low and sofly yellow buildings surrounding it today house an old fashioned grocery store with candy and souvenirs, a glass works and cafe. In December, there is a Christmas market weekends. The official site below tells you more if you can read Swedish.
I think this was some theather. They just had some Chinese or at least Asian festival. It was a funny but weird sight to see the lanterns and banners. We came here by a small gate and were asthonished by this sight of cheeriness.
The yellow building in the back houses and coffee and lunch place. They had very tastefull cakes and a nice terrace to enjoy your coffee outdoors.
Kronshusbodarna behind Gustav Adolfs Torg is a must see. It's like entering Gothenburg centuries ago. Here you will find handcrofted goods like glass, ceramics and silver jewellery. You can oslo watch them make it.
It makes you see Gothenburg in a second light. I was absolutely stunned the firdt time I saw it.
Kronhuset, the Crown house, is the oldest house in Goteborg. was built in 1654 in Dutch style, as a warehouse for the Swedish artillery. Swedish Parliament sat here in 1660.
I loved this nice area behind Postgatan with the small 18th century buildings. Most of them contain shops - glassworks, goldsmiths etc and there is a cafe at the end