Walk around Gothenburg downtown, discover some odd facts about our city and have a traditional ”fika” with Cecilia
Hi! Join me on a walking tour starting at Linnéplatsen, the southern corner of our city park Slottsskogen. I'll tell the story of the park and some odd facts about Linnégatan as we walk down towards Haga and Järntorget. I may surprise you with the history of the square and some unknown facts about this important area! We continue on to some iconic places with odd stories such as the Feskekörkan, Esperantoplatsen, Kungshöjd and the old Carolus Decimus Rex. We visit the cathedral which in its days housed more than just priests! We move on to what is today the Faculty of Education but which fulfilled another purpose when it was built in 1772. We will go through the market, the Saluhallen, and we leave Kopparmärra behind us to take the bridge over the canals built by the Dutch and end up at the Great Theater, with its own odd historical facts! We walk up the Avenue and end our walk on Götaplatsen and the controversial statue Poseidon, an iconic symbol of my beloved hometown!
About Your Host, Cecilia
I am a 54-year-old multicultural English teacher with a passion for travel, languages and culinary experiences. I see myself as a traveling "foodie" with a special interest in odd facts about cities I have visited or lived in. Born in Sweden but raised in Venezuela, I have been in Gothenburg for the past 16 years. I love the city's history but above all I enjoy sharing what I know with others! I am a storyteller, a teacher, a friend, a counselor, a guidebook and an event planner all wrapped up in one. When I'm not home in Sweden, I run Casa Licerio, my own B&B on the French Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Welcome to my hometown!
Who this is for
This suits anyone who loves history / stories and enjoys walking, regardless of age! I can adjust the pace of the walk so that everyone can catch up and enjoy it. It takes about 2-3 hours, including a break about halfway through to take a "fika" (Swedish expression for our snack!)
I am flexible.
There are several connections to Linnéplatsen. You can choose to take tram # 1, 2 or 6; buses 25, 52 or 761, BLUE or PINK Express depending on where you start your journey.
150 SEK per person for the walk plus the fika.
Fluent in English, Spanish and Swedish
The meeting with Cecilia went really well. She was very welcoming and kind. After meeting for fika in the city center, we walked all around to see the city's main attractions and historical landmarks. Cecilia explained a combination of Gothenburg's and Sweden's history, always mentioning very interesting facts! Above all, she was happy to share facts about modern day Sweden and answer questions of what it is like to live here. It was great to get her perspective on things, I would definitely recommend this meeting to anyone trying to get to know the city better! Andres
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