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Located in the heart of Boras, Caroli Church is a popular tourist attraction and an important religious place in Sweden. Constructed in the 13th Century, it is the oldest historical building in the country. The church's tall and imposing clock tower stands out amongst other neighboring buildings and is a prominent local landmark of the city. It is owned and maintained by the Swedish Evangelical Church.
Flanked by the magnificent town hall on its one side, Stora Torget is found in the center of Borås. The town square is noted for the Sjuhärad Brunnen built to the designs of Nils Sjögren in a demonstrative style which portrays the bygone times of the town. Stora Torget is surrounded by several market stalls and seating areas.
With tall towers and turrets, the Gustav Adolfs Kyrka was built in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture. The church was built between 1903 and 1906 because the Caroli Church building, where ceremonies and meetings were held at the time, was too narrow and did not have enough space to hold the entire congregation of the parish. The current building with its striking open-brick structure is a product of the original architecture of 1906 as well as external and internal renovations done in the early 1050s and in the year 2006.
Knalleland is one of the most visited shopping destinations of Sweden. Located in Borås, just about 64.37 kilometers (40 miles) from Gothenburg, the shopping district comprises of popular shopping centers, brand boutiques as well as restaurants, eateries and supply stores. Whether its clothes, electronics, toys or home decor you're looking for, Knalleland has you covered, with more than 100 stores and shops. But it is not only shopping that brings over 7 million tourists here every year, because Knalleland also offers a great range of cultural programs and events all year long. Check the website for more information.
The small industrial town of Borås, just a short drive from Gothenburg, is mainly known for its textile mills. It is also home to the largest zoo in western Sweden, with over 500 animals and 80 different species. At Borås Djurpark exotic animals like elephants, monkeys, tigers, antelopes and giraffes live together with local species such as wolves and elks. Check website for bookings and admission prices.
Almenäs Badplats is a gorgeous lake beckoning tourists and locals since the early 19th Century. The lake is elongated and it is lined with picturesque woods on all sides. Its water is safe, clean and perfect for a swim during summers and is also of high ecological quality. The adjoining area of the lake is converted into a biking trail and is also perfect for a peaceful walk. The lawns that border the clear waters of the lake make ideal places for sunbathing. The Almenäs Badplats is also perfect for a picnic with family as it has many spots where you can enjoy BBQ parties with your loved ones.
Located about 1.5 kilometers (one mile) north of the town of Borås, stands Fristad Kyrka, a stone structure with a rectangular nave, a cross to the west and a tower to the east. The windows are arched and the roof is gabled. On the highest tower is a lantern which is topped with a cross. The church tower has three bells and there are wooden sculptures at the back of the church.
Hedared Stave Church, lies in Hedared, in Boras municipality, about 55.5 kilometers (36.43 miles) from Gothenburg. The stave church is the last remaining medieval church of its kind in Sweden. Established somewhere between the 14th and 15th Century, it is almost entirely made of wood. Having been renovated a couple of times, the church as we see today sports small interiors, just about 35 square meters (376.74 square foot). Possibly, the oldest element of the place of worship is a 13th-century altar made of kalk. Apart from this, the church houses beautiful sculptures dedicated to Saint Francis and the Virgin as well as artwork by Johan Ehrenfrid.
Located close to the city of Langhem in the county of Vastra Gotaland, Torpa Stenhus is a scenic castle that is set in a picturesque surrounding. Though the groundbreaking began in the 15th century, the completion of the building took years to finish. The house was livable in the 16th century although there were some restorations and additions that followed. It was built with a mixture of the Baroque and Renaissance architectural style and is well maintained till this day. It is most known as the house of the Stenbock Family.
Kinna Kyrka is the main church for the town of Kinna, about 68 kilometers (42 miles) southeast of Gothenburg. The church was built in 1879 to replace a Medieval church that stood in its place.
This church is located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Gothenburg in the town of Alingsås. In addition to regular services, the church also hosts various musical performances throughout the year. The church also has a cafeteria.
Stora Torget is the historic main square in Alingsås. The square features a small park off to the side and one big parking lot right in the center. However, the quaint cobblestone streets surrounding the square in the city's Old Town are lined with tons of cute shops, cafes and restaurants.