"Avenyn" itself came into being after Sweden announced a city plan competition in 1961. This was from the beginning the street for the fine people. And inspiration took from Paris' wide boulevards. Today, the street is for everyone and the most famous in Gothenburg. It is actually called Kungsportsavenyn but popularly Avenyn.
When Avenyn was built?
It really started as early as 1838 when Kungsporten was demolished. Then the area was between Kungsporten and the land Lorensberg only meadows and tobacco plantations. That was not how it could look in a big city. Construction began on houses and in the 1880s the street became the city's foremost street with houses in richly decorated Renaissance style. Unfortunately, several of the houses were demolished, but even today some of the fantastically beautiful houses remain. Along Avenyn there are houses that date back to the time around the turn of the last century.
The street is about 840 meters long and has numbers from 1 to 45. The street is also called Kungsportsavenyn. Along the street there are several hotels and do not miss the parallel streets where there are several restaurants and bars. The trams also go up and down Avenyn.
From Kungsportsplatsen is the straight track up to the famous landmark at Götaplatsen, the statue Poseidon, by Carl Milles.
Along the avenue there are houses that date back to the time around the turn of the last century. The first store on Avenyn was opened in 1914.
Good photo of Avenyn
If you want to get a good picture down over the Avenue, you can go all the way up to Götaplatsen and go up the stairs at the Art Museum. Then you will also see the back of Poseidon.