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Saluhallen

Wander this peach-coloured indoor market hall for the very best Swedish produce. The semi-circular building dates back to 1889, designed by the renowned architect Hans Hedlund. You’ll find little bars to eat and drink at, with 40 stalls selling everything from handmade chocolates and local fruits to fresh fish, baked goods and cheese. Don’t you dare miss the cheese.

Rödasten Konsthall

Situated in a hulking great boiler house in the harbour inlet, this alternative cultural centre plays hosts to a continuous line up of contemporary arts including music, theatre, dance, workshops and exhibitions. The restaurant alone is enough of a reason to visit. Spilling out onto a waterside terrace in the shadow of the Älvsborg suspension bridge, it features a daily changing lunch menu of seasonal comfort food, as well as a meat-free Sunday brunch popular with Gothenburg’s coolest kids.

Archipelago of Gothenburg

Commit a day to exploring Gothenburg’s scattering of postcard-perfect southern islets. Car-free, windswept and full of fishermen, they’re easily reachable from Saltholmen boat terminal. This June saw the launch of a direct ferry from the city centre to the islands of Styrsö, Donsö and Vrångö, so getting there has never been easier.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

On sunny days (and nights) you’ll find yourself taking full advantage of Gothenburg’s endless parks and green spaces. One of the most delightful is this rambling botanical garden, which features 16,000 specimens of tropical orchids, carnivorous plants and flowers, arranged across luminous greenhouses, rock gardens and herb patches.

Saluhallen

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Archipelago of Gothenburg

Rödasten Konsthall

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