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Avenyn

Indulge in world-class shopping, relax to the sounds of an outdoor concert or enjoy coffee and people-watching on Gothenburg’s main street.

Lively Avenyn has the appeal of Las Ramblas in Barcelona and the grandeur and layout of the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Stroll down the half-mile (one-kilometer) stretch of Gothenburg’s main boulevard and you’ll soon see why. Street performers entertain the crowds in front of grandiose 18th-century buildings. Trees line the pavement and locals meet in the many welcoming cafés and modern clubs. 

Kungsportsavenyn (King’s Gate Avenue), or simply Avenyn, was designed in the mid-19th century. Initially it was a desirable place of residence, affordable only to Gothenburg’s wealthier citizens, but over time it has become the city’s shopping and entertainment hub.

During summer it takes on a distinctly southern European feel, with its outdoor tables and street performers. Avenyn is cozy during winter, when it sparkles with thousands of lights.

To explore the whole street, start at its northern end, close to the Kungsportplatsen (King’s Gate Square), near one of the city’s tourist information offices. Very soon on your left you’ll see the magnificent, neo-Renaissance building of the Stora Teatern, which hosts regular theater shows, operas and concerts. Be observant to see more fine architecture as you make your way south.

Shop in fashionable outlets or have an alfresco lunch in one of the restaurants. Don’t miss the galleries, bistros and boutique shops on the side streets.

At the southern end of the street stands the statue of Poseidon on an elevated fountain in the Götaplatsen square, surrounded by the Concert Hall, City Theatre and Museum of Art.

At night, enjoy live outdoor music or head to one of the bars or nightclubs; some stay open until the early morning.

Avenyn is Gothenburg’s main thoroughfare and close to many of the city’s main attractions, so you will most likely come back here often during your stay. Trams run the length of the street, which makes it easy to reach and to quickly get from one end to the other. There is no street parking on Avenyn but there are nearby commercial garages where you can park for a fee.


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Lodging Near Avenyn

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$132
Gothia Towers

Gothia Towers

Mässans Gata 24, Gothenburg
4.2
of 5, from 496 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Gothenburg, right at the heart of the action. Here you can enjoy first-class accommodation and relax in a lively, international environment. We are right next to Liseberg amusement park

$130
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Södra Hamngatan 59, Gothenburg
4.2
of 5, from 341 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is located in the heart of Gothenburg, next to the main train station, public transport, shopping, and attractions.

$118
Hotel Opera

Hotel Opera

Nils Ericsonsgatan 23, Gothenburg
3.8
of 5, from 261 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centrum, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Queen's Square, Gothenburg Opera, and Nya Ullevi Stadium. Scandinavium and Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$127
Elite Park Avenue Hotel

Elite Park Avenue Hotel

Kungsportsavenyn 36-38, Gothenburg
4.3
of 5, from 205 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Renovated in 2006, retaining many period features, this hotel is set among the shops and cafes of Avenyn, Gothenburg's main street, close to the Art Museum and Liseberg Amusement Park.

$121
First Hotel G

First Hotel G

Nils Ericssonplatsen 4, Gothenburg
4.2
of 5, from 200 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's Square and Gothenburg Opera. Gothenburg City Museum and Maritima Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$108
Scandic Rubinen

Scandic Rubinen

Kungsportsavenyn 24, Gothenburg
4.0
of 5, from 64 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Baltespannarparken, Scandinavium, and Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre. Liseberg Amusement Park and Nya Ullevi Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$131
Hotell Liseberg Heden

Hotell Liseberg Heden

Sten Sturegatan 1, Gothenburg
4.0
of 5, from 170 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centrum, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Palm House, Universeum, and Gothenburg Museum of Art. Liseberg Amusement Park and Gothenburg City Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$53
Le Mat B&B

Le Mat B&B

Kristinelundsgatan 13, Gothenburg
4.2
of 5, from 88 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Centrum, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Avenyn and Gothenburg Museum of Art. Universeum and Liseberg Amusement Park are also within 15 minutes.