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Fish Market (Feskekôrka)

Buy fresh fish and eat locally sourced meals inside the fascinating church-like architecture of one of Gothenburg’s most popular markets. 

Explore the Feskekôrka to buy fresh seafood inside a fascinating building. The name is pronounced “fehska-shurka” and means “Fish Church”. The name is reflected in the church-like design of the building and reminds visitors of the importance of the fish trade to the city of Gothenburg. Come to try North Sea salmon, fresh oysters and lobster in one of the city’s busiest markets.

The fish market was built in 1874 and modelled off the design of medieval stave churches in Norway. Architect Victor von Gegorfelt planned the façade to mirror a series of angular church roofs. This building houses a large hall with slanted eaves and enough space for fish auctions. Admire the high windows and white-painted wood, which gives the church a unique Scandinavian feel.

Stall owners here take great pride in showcasing their wares. Browse impressive displays of salmon, herring and bass framed by colourful vegetables that are cut into fanciful shapes. See “dancing” shrimp shows, live lobsters, pearls made from onion, and penguin statues shaped out of eggplants. Look out for cocktail glasses decorated with prawns and lettuce alongside displays of scrumptious oysters. Visit in Easter to witness the Nordic oyster-opening championships.

Take a lunch break inside and try one of the market’s locally sourced ready-to-eat delights. Try a smörgåslängd (gourmet sandwich) and munch as you go or select from one of many of the fish market’s restaurants for a sit-down meal. Tell the chefs if you see something you like on the market floor; they are often happy to divert from the menu and cook up a fish of your choice.

The Fish Market is situated adjacent to the mouth of the Rosenlund Canal, in easy walking distance of central Gothenburg. It is closed on Sundays, Mondays and late afternoons on Saturdays. Visit at night when the market is closed but the building is spectacularly lit.


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