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“A happening christmas market”
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Haga
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Owner description: This 19th-century worker's district is now lined with shops.
Singapore
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“A happening christmas market”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

A nice and happening scene of Christmas market along one of the hall ways of the old town. It's just too cold at that time. Lots of souvenirs, cake, and foods were sold.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful historic district, perfect for wandering”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This old part of Gothenburg is a pretty and very well kept area, full of nice cafes, restaurants and shops. The old cobbled streets and restored buildings are lovely and the atmosphere, especially at weekends, is beautiful. A relaxing and 'feel good' place to visit.

Visited November 2013
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“Brick Pavements and Traditional Buildings”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Gothenburg is the 2nd largest city in Sweden. Haga is the first and oldest suburb for the working-class and a redoubt - Skansen Kronan to protect the city from enemies back to the 17th century. Houses were once demolished for military purposes to build the caponier in the 1690s. During the 1840s to 1870s, the city grew quickly, and the Haga district expanded to the needs of workers as well. In the 1920s, the population started to decline, and it became a residential area. A redevelopment plan started to knock down old buildings again in 1962. A Haga Group was founded in 1970 to preserve the original architectures; this led to the governmental help to restore the buildings that we see today.

It is a lovely neighborhood, and you can see some of the old wooden buildings and antiques. It is not in the city center, but it is easy to access. It is not so far away from Feskekôrka (Fish church - an indoor fish market), and you can walk across the bridge for about 500 m (0.31 miles) to reach the Haga. We went to see the Haga Church first, but it was closed due to an event. Across the street of Sprängkullsgatan, we were on the Haga Nygata Street. The brick pavements and the buildings made us feel like we were in an ancient city. When we were in the street, we saw the traditional buildings that have the first floor with stone structure and the 2nd and 3rd floors made out of wood. You can find all kinds of shops from 7-11 to cafes, boutiques, bookstores, antique dealers, designer art, handicrafts, etc. You can find one of the cafes and sit at its outside tables to enjoy and relax before the end of your visit. We went to Café Husaren for lunch. It is famous with its homemade cookies and food. Be sure to order the so-called largest cinnamon rolls in the whole world.

It is definitely worthwhile to visit Haga when in Gothenburg. We were unlucky that not only the Haga Church was closed but also the Skansen Kronan. You should include the Haga in your itinerary while visiting Gothenburg.

Visited June 2013
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“Great little market and shops/cafes.”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We visited the christmas market here and it is very quaint and has lovely little traditional stores and lovely cafes and street sellers with lots of winter and xmas bits.

Visited November 2013
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“Cosy town”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Get here and just enjoy, the atmosphere, the little stores, the "fika" spots (coffee shops) and restaurants (go to Hemma Hos
). Simple as that.

Visited September 2013
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