Göteborgs Operan sports a main stage, a small stage, an elegant restaurant (with an excellent wine list and a menu separated into three acts), and various studios/workshops for everything from millinery and wig making to tanning and carpentry. High-tech methods co-exist with ancient painting methods and historical sewing techniques. Göteborgs Operan has its own choir, as well as a ballet company that has received a lot of acclaim.
At this Museum you will learn about the history of the Volvo, from when it was founded by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson in 1927 until today. Volvo translates to "I roll" and is still the most common car brand in Sweden. The company sold their car division to Ford in 1999 and it's now owned by the Chinese, Geely Automobile. The company is also a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment and other products. Various exhibitions are held in the museum featuring old and experimental cars, buses and a jet engine used by The Swedish Air Force. There is also a Volvo merchandise shop and a cafe in the museum.
Gothenburg's Backa Teater is very clear about the kind of audience it seeks to cater to. A theater known to entertain children, day-time shows are specially organized to accommodate them while the night shows understandably attract a more diverse audience. Resident musicians compose the music for every musical and drama held here, thus adding to the charm of this unpretentious little space. With a location in an old factory close to the ship-building yards, Backa continues to remain one of the city's firm favorites.
Universeum, the biggest science center in Scandinavia features seven floors of fun! Go to the rain forest and see frogs, cockroaches and an anaconda swamp, or maybe have a look at the section with venomous snakes. There's an aquarium with sharks and rays. In the technology department you can find a crime lab, walk in space and try your weather reporting skills. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as you can easily put aside a whole day for exploring this place. If you find yourself hungry there is a cafe on the ground floor.
Stadsmuseet is housed in a building commissioned by the Swedish East India Company in the eighteenth century. This museum of cultural history has collections of items gathered from Gothenburg as well as the rest of the world, from a wide variety of eras. On the last Sunday in every month between January and May, the museum organizes special family displays at 12:15p and 2p. In the spring, many of the Vetenskapsfestivalen (International Science Festival) events take place here.
The Skansen Krona fortress was built in 1641. The fortress' main purpose was to scare off the Danes, and it was also known as Juteskrämman (the Dane Scare). It was completed in 1695. Skansen Krona is built on a hill and therefore commands a grand view of the central parts of Gothenburg. The tower ornament is in the shape of a crown, hence the name (krona means crown). Today, the fort houses a military museum and is also used as a venue space for parties and weddings.
Lilla Torget (the Little Square) is an old market square dating from the middle of the 19th Century where wood furniture and other goods were sold. Known colloquially as Trätorget (Wood Market), Lilla Torget is located southwest of the harbor canal where many buyers arrived in their small boats. Along with the restaurants and shops that line the square, there is also a statue of Johan Alströmer (1685-1761), the man who introduced the potato to Sweden in 1724. These days, the square functions as a bus stop and is only a short walk from the city center.
Galleri 54 is a non-commercial art center that has been around since 1957. The gallery is run by the artistes of Group 54, founded in 1954, with the aim of presenting interesting contemporary art from Sweden and abroad, not previously shown to the Gothenburg audience. The gallery is situated in a flat, in central Gothenburg, over three rooms. There is also a special project room, and a lounge with art magazines and a small video collection.
The Smyrnakyrkan, also known as The Smyrna Church in Gothenburg, Sweden is said to be one of the prominent Pentecostal churches in the country. The congregation was founded in 1922 and firmly believe in enriching and building a worldwide community to improve the life of its people. The congregation carries out social work by providing groceries, educational seminars for youth, organizes events for the society and also carries out fellowship programs.
Nödinge församling or Nödinge Parish is located just two miles (3.2 kilometers) north of Gothenburg. Declared an independent parish in the year 1938, Nödinge församling was until then an annex of the pastorate of Starrkärr, Kilanda and Nöding. The parish is defined by a devout congregation and the pair of lovely churches where they gather to pray. Nödinge Church is the older of the two, built in 1727 in the baroque style. Although it is believed to have been constructed at the site of an older, Romanesque church from the 12th or 13th Century, nothing of this original house of worship remains. Nödinge Church is most noted for the vivid paintings that adorn its ceiling - the work of the artist Alexander Fox. The other is Surte Church; built in 1912, it is a charming example of the national romanticism style of architecture. It was constructed using naturally rounded stones collected from local farms, giving it a distinctly ancient look that adds gravitas to its form. Cherished by locals, the two churches of Nödinge församling are its crowning glory.
Hammarkullen is one of the most famous areas in Hjallbo district. This area is a cultural hub not only for the locals, but it attracts a mix of ethnicities and cultures, thereby giving rise to the various cuisines and aesthetics to the area. The area is also known to host the annual Hammarkulle Carnival which culminates with mixed cultures coming together and enjoying themselves. Here, the Persian New Year is also celebrated on a large scale with many people from the Middle East coming by for the fiesta.