Haga Nygata Street and Haga District, Gothenburg

Haga Nygata Street and Haga District, Gothenburg (must see)

Haga was established in 1648 by Queen Kristina and is one of Gothenburg's oldest neighborhoods. Haga District has charming cobblestone streets and is pedestrian-only. This beautiful area brings visitors back to a simpler time before automobiles. The historic buildings were restored in the 1980s, and Haga Nygata is a popular pedestrian shopping street.

Haga Nygata features many historic homes in addition to popular shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Visitors will find a variety of independent shops along Haga Nygata. You’ll be able to find unique gifts, treasures for your home, or a sweet treat.

Haga Nygata also has many lovely and tempting cafes. Café Husaren is known for serving incredible plate-sized cinnamon buns. Visitors can enjoy their treats on outdoor terraces. In the spring and summer, the street hosts a weekend farmer's market. In the winter, don't miss the Christmas festivities.

The surrounding Haga District has many well-preserved traditional homes. These historic homes are called Governor's House, with one brick floor and two wood floors. City rules at the time prohibited wood houses that were more than two stories tall, so the brick floor addition was a way to get a larger residence while keeping the rules.

If you need to relax after all that walking and shopping, visit the Hagabadet. This beautiful and relaxing spa first opened in 1876. The spa has a main swimming pool with an exquisite mural and ceiling frescoes.

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Sight Name: Haga Nygata Street and Haga District
Sight Location: Gothenburg, Sweden (See walking tours in Gothenburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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