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Götaplatsen is a public square in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the southern end of Kungsportsavenyn (The King's Gate Avenue), the city's main street. The square was inaugurated when Gothenburg held a major international industrial exhibition, 1923, celebrating the city's 300th anniversary.
The place got its name in 1914 but until 1923 it was rural country where the square is today. The square was designed by the two architects Sigfrid Ericson och Arvid Bjerke. Where the City Theatre is today was originally a big gate, which was the main entrance to the big exhibition in 1923. The gate was torn down in 1928.
Götaplatsen is Gothenburg's cultural hub, enclosed by the Gothenburg Concert Hall (were the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra resides), 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.
Address: On top of the Avenue
Directions: City central
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