Gustav Adolf Square

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gustaf Adolf's square is a located in central Gothenburg. It was named Stortorget (the Big square) until 1854 when a statue was raised over the founding father of Gothenburg, king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

Surrounding the square you can find Gothenburg City Hall, the law court (by Gunnar Asplund), and the main canal of Gothenburg. The City Hall is designed by Bengt Wilhelm Carlberg and completed in 1759. The former stock exchange building was on the northeast side of square was built between 1844-1859 and functions today as administrative building of the Gothenburg municipality. The massive Göta palace was completed in 1912. There is also a statue of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden erected in 1854.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
  • Wikipedia

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