Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden
Götaplatsen is a public square in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the southern end of Avenyn, the city’s main boulevard. The square was inaugurated when Gothenburg held a major international industrial exhibition, 1923, celebrating the city’s 300th anniversary.
Götaplatsen is Gothenburg’s cultural hub, enclosed by the Gothenburg Concert Hall, the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the Gothenburg City Theatre and the City Library. At the centre of the square presides the Poseidon statue by Carl Milles—the statue has become one of the symbols of the city. On the city’s annual culture festival different Swedish musical artists usually perform free at the square, bands like Hardcore Superstar, Mustasch and Teddybears have all performed at this occasion.
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