Borås is an old city with many nice places to visit, in the middle of Västra Götaland in southern Sweden. The city is famous for its old textile industry which you can also spot on the many elegant and rustic buildings around the city. Borås offers a charming town centered around the river Viskan, which once provided power for the industry. A couple of steps from Viskan you’ll find Borås own piazza, Sandwalls Plats, which is surrounded by great restaurants, shops and nice cafés. If your family is visiting you over the weekend, we can recommend the award-winning Borås Djurpark, which is a zoo, or the exciting Navet Science Center.
If you want to grab something to eat, there is many great options based on what you like. At Pitcher’s, Tugg Burgers and Hell’s Burgers you can find great meat and burgers. If pizza appeals to you more, Cyrano or Pizza Hut is a great choice. If you want to take something to drink you will find many bars all around the city centre. Café Viskan is a popular place where you can enjoy both breakfast and lunch – or just grab a coffee and something sweet to eat. In the spring and summer-time Café Viskan, as well as many other cafés and restaurants around the city, open up for an outdoor seating in the sun.
If you need to buy something, or just want to go out for some sporadic shopping, you will find many great clothing stores and other wide range stores around the main square Stora Torget and Sandwalls Plats.
While in town, don’t forget to see the famous 9 meter tall statue of Pinocchio, located in the roundabout a 3 minute walk from Sandwalls Plats.
Calm down in the nature
Borås offers many ways to calm down and take a walk in the nature if you feel like it. In the city centre you’ll find the park Stadsparken with beautiful flowers and calming water. Just outside the city you’ll find the lake Ramsjön where you can take a nice walk by yourself and enjoy the beautiful environment.
Visit Borås Djurpark with your family
Borås Djurpark is a famous zoo that is the perfect place to go to if your family is visiting you over the weekend. The zoo has about 500 animals of 80 different species. They have everything from lions, tigers, elephants and zebras to seals, flamingos and reindeers. The zoo is open from 9th april until 25th of september.