Haga was created as Gothenburg’s first suburb. That was over 350 years ago. In the beginnig there were only low wooden houses in Haga. Later they were supplemented or replaced by so-called “landshövdingehus” – houses with groundfloors in stone and wooden top floors. This type of building is typical of Gothenburg. The houses are found in many places in the city. The oldest house in Haga dates from the year 1790.
Cosy shopping in picturesque surroundings
Today the district is famous for its small shops, boutiques and cafés. Almost all of them are situated at the Haga Nygata street and at the northern end of the Järntorget square.
Here you will find antiques, books, jewelry, gifts, home furnishings, clothes shops, shoe shops, second hand shops as well as children’s toys and children’s clothing.
Haga is also well-known for its many cafés and restaurants. Here you can have a pleasant fika, a Swedish coffe break. In fine weather you can sit outside. The Gothenburgers like to do it even when it’s chilly – they wrap themselves in blankets that many cafés provide.
More relaxed than Gothenburg’s city centre
The district is cosy, quiet and mostly car-free. Everything is more relaxed here than in Gothenburg‘s bustling city centre between the Nordstan shopping mall and the Kungsportsplatsen square.
How to get there
Haga lies within walking distance from the city centre. If you choose to take the tram instead, you can get off at the Hagakyrkan or Järntorget stops.
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The famous cinnamon buns at Café Husaren – they are huge!