Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg

Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg (must see)

The Gothenburg Opera house is relatively new: construction started in September 1989 after significant local commitment in the late 1980s and it was completed with great speed. Ground breaking took place in June 1991, and the building was inaugurated in October 1994. The result was a world class opera house with its auditorium built in the classical style. With its stalls and balconies, it has 1,301 seats. The orchestra pit has room for about 100 musicians.

The House is shared by opera, ballet, musicals and operettas so the architects had to meet a number of challenges. The architect, Jan Izkowitz, shares his vision of the house: “The building should be possessed by an airiness that sends your mind soaring across the meandering landscape like wings of seagulls. Its shape should be inspired by its location, from the magnificent but elusive landscape with its light and open spaces, to the harbor’s more tangible technical constructions; the bridges gracefully suspended across the water, the transparent framework of the harbor cranes, the strength, softness and elegance of the ships’ hulls, the wings of seagulls and the flawless aerodynamic shape of sails.” In 2000 Gothenburg Opera hosted Melodifestivalen, the Swedish selection to the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Sight Name: Gothenburg Opera
Sight Location: Gothenburg, Sweden (See walking tours in Gothenburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Gothenburg, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Create Your Own Walk in Gothenburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Gothenburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gothenburg Introduction Walking Tour

Gothenburg Introduction Walking Tour

Established by King Gustavus Adolphus in 1621, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg enjoys comfortable location in the heart of Scandinavia at the crossroads of trade and shipping routes largely responsible for its prosperous economy. Gothenburg is also a major student city, home to the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Presented here are the top tourist attractions of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Architectural Jewels Walking Tour

Architectural Jewels Walking Tour

Gothenburg’s architecture comes in a wide range of styles, from Gothic to modernist, including several 17th century buildings made of wood and great classical structures from the 18th century. Take this walking tour to admire Gothenburg’s architectural variety.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Gothenburg Museums

Gothenburg Museums

Gothenburg has a variety of internationally acclaimed museums. The majority of them are located in the heart of the city and can be easily reached. Among the most famous museums are the Gothenburg City Museum and the Röhsska Museum. Take this self-guided tour to admire the beautiful and interesting collections Gothenburg’s museums have to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour

Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour

Churches are an important part of Gothenburg’s cityscape and history. They rise proudly above the city and its outskirts. Besides playing a major role in Gothenburg's spiritual life, they also have a great deal of architectural significance. Take this walking tour to admire some of Gothenburg’s most grandiose churches.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Family Entertainment in Gothenburg

Family Entertainment in Gothenburg

Gothenburg offers superb attractions for family entertainment. It is a wonderful place to go out, spend time in the open air, take a tour by boat and visit some interesting places. Take this walking tour to enjoy a great time with your family.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles