Rosenlund

Most of you probably know the area called Järntorget here in Gothenburg. It is one of the most popular areas and there is not a single international student who hasn’t been in Andralångatan (this big street which starts in Järntorget and has all these nice and cheap pubs etc). What I recently discover is that very close to Järntorget there are some other areas worth to visit!

One of these neighborhoods is Rosenlund. The area is located in the center of the city very close to Järntorget and Hagakyrkan. You can take any tram with direction to these two stops and then walk around the neighborhood. The area is ideal for walks or for enjoying your lunch nearby the canal, as well as if you want to visit some of the bars or restaurants there.

In this area you can also find the fish church or in Swedish the Feskekôrka. This is a very unique for its architecture place in Gothenburg. It was designed by city architect Victor von Gegerfelt and built in 1874. Although the design of the building reminds of church the place has always function as a market hall. Feskekôrka is a good choice if you want to buy some seafood or just to enjoy your lunch near the canal.

In the neighborhood there are also some other fun things to do. If you are bored of simply go to a bar or restaurant an alternative can be the Boulebar. It is located in Rosenlundsgatan 8 and it is a place where you can combine different kinds of entertainment at the same time! There you can enjoy a nice meal, have some drinks and if you want to try out the boule game. Apparently this is a popular game is Sweden. I personally haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve seen other friends’ playing and it seems to be quite funny. In any case in Boulebar there is staff that can provide you with instructions so you don’t need to have any previous experience to play the game.

In the same area you can also find the picturesque square which in Swedish is called Esperantoplatsen and there you can visit one of the most well-known language cafes of the city the Språkcaféet. I have mentioned this place in previous posts but in short it is a café where they organize language theme nights where people can show up and practice their skills in several languages. So it is a good choice for those of you who are learning Swedish and looking for new people to chat with, as well as for those who would like to help others learn their native language (if it is one of the languages they practice there).

So next time you will be up for a walk in the city you can visit Rosenlund and depending on the mood choose how you would like to spend you time in the neighborhood!

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