Somethings in the air in Gothenburg

By Jo Phillips

As part of our series of exploring famous but not as well known cities from around the world, Agonist tell us about their favourite haunts around the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. Rich with art, culture and creativity this makes Gothenburg a city that deserves to be put on the map. Agonist, a luxury fragrance from Sweden talks through their things to do in Gothenburg.
Gothenburg does not fail to inspire creativity when it comes to art. A great venue for contemporary photographic art is Hasselblad Centre which located is in the Gothenburg Museum of Art. This year Wolfgang Tillmans is the recipient of the International Hasselblad award in photography and then there will be a  big exhibition here in December 2015.
hasselblad or
 Röda Sten area is a more avantgarde and an experimental art venue that is down by the docks, where installations, art exhibitions, parties and performance come together and meet in the harmonious relationship which is art.
lubs and music? Gothenburg boasts an interesting music scene where great bands such as; Little Dragon, The Knife, Soundtrack of our lives and Jose Gonzales began their careers. There is a great club scene as well, like the renowned festival Way Out West which has established the city as a hub for modern music in Scandinavia.
way out fest
Nefertiti is a legendary Jazzclub that has presented the greatest live music for more then 30 years now. This has brought Gothenburg the best music experiences and coolest clubs. Yaki Da is a nice place to go out in, with an open option of three floors filled with great interior, food and clubs.
Architecture is a landmark statement every great city needs. The famous contemporary Swedish architectural building entitled Gert Wihngård is established in Gothenburg.
Gert Wihngard structure
 Gunnar Asplunds is a famous extension of the Town hall, it’s a must see when in Gothenburg.
town hall
What sometimes is referred to as Swedens Mont Marte, is called Majorna and its the old working-class area with the typical “Landshövdinge Hus”. Now mostly inhabited by creative people, it’s the place to be for those who are creative minded.
Fashion is what divides a city from the latter, in this case Ida Klamborn is creating the most interesting pieces in Gothenburg today.
 On the westcoast of Sweden, just outside Gothenburg is where the big textile industry in Sweden is situated. There is the fashion school which is producing great up and coming designers.
The greatest hotspots where artists musician fashion etc hang out are Järntorget and långgatorna. This is where all those creative thinkers and people hang out. Brimming with nice bars, restaurants, shops and also clubs. What’s so convenient about this is that it’s in great walking distance from everything so it’s accessible wherever you’re wanting to explore.
jarn 2
Gothenburg is growing to be a really interesting place for food. From experiences such fine dining to down to earth old school food trucks and modern small restaurants, Gothenburg has it all.
Gothenburg is known for it’s fine seafood due to it’s closeness to the ocean on the West coast. Koka is a really nice place for contemporary Nordic Cuisine.
 Grill Del Mundo is a lovely contemporary cross over kitchen. Take a look at this film about the food scene in Gothenburg mad created by Vice for more insight.
What’s better than bringing the beach to the city? One great thing about Gothenburg is the ocean. The southern archipelago is just 20 minutes outside Gothenburg with several islands with beautiful water and cliffs. We recommend to visit the islands and enjoy the sparse and fresh landscapes.
Garden and beaches gothenburg
Agonist is a Swedish fragrance brand. Starting off with only one fragrance, Agonist now presents 10 fragrances, each one characterised by raw materials of handcrafted Swedish glass. Inspired by the beauty of Scandinavian nature and culture, Agonist create unisex fragrances based on natural ingredients with renowned perfumers. The passion for artistic craftwork and sophisticated essences makes Agonist a unique combination of fragrances that become true sculptural objects and collector pieces. Timeless beauty is their mantra.
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