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Borås

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'''Borås''' [http://www.boras.se/turism/engelska] is a [[Sweden]]s 14th largest town with about 60,000 66 273 inhabitants in (2010-12-31) [[Västergötland]] in [[Sweden]].
==Understand==
 
Borås was [[Sweden]]'s major district for producing textiles and is still well-known for having many shops that sell high-quality textiles for low prices.
==Get in==
===By plane==='''Landvetter Airport''' ('''GOT''') located Borås have no own airport, nearest international airport is in [[Gothenburg]] about 40 60 km from Borås away which has daily flights to flight from most major european airhubsair hubs.
===By train===Centralstationen is the train hub and local Commuter trains from [[Gothenburg]] runs about once a every hour, however due to old tracks they are slower then the bus. Also the '''The Kust-till-kust'''Kust (Coast-to-Coast) trains between Gothenburg and [[Kalmar]] also makes a stop-over there. Then there are regional trains from [[Varberg]] and from [[GothenburgUddevalla]] via [[Herrljunga]] . From time to time there have been direct X2000 fast trains from [[KalmarStockholm]] stops at Borås, but as of now a change of trains in Herrljunga is required. Bus #100 connects is an express highway bus from Gothenburg with departures every half hour. Several long-distance buses also makes stop-overs here.
==Get around==
Buses are operated by [http://www.vasttrafik.se Västtrafik] and covers the whole city and it's suburbs. However the city is small enough to walk around the centre.
Buses are operated by [http://www.vasttrafik.se Västtrafik] and cover the whole city and its suburbs. However, the city is small enough to walk around the centre. ==See== *See the large statue of '''Pinocchio''' in the south end of Allégatan. * <see name="Sculptures" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see> There are several sculptures in the city, and you can geta map and walk around on your own. During summer months, there are often guided walks.
==Do==
*Visit [<do name="Borås Djurpark" alt="Sweden's second largest zoo" address="" directions="about two kilometres from the centre" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.boraszoo.se" hours="" price=""></do>* <do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> * <do name="Swim in Stadsparksbadet" alt="indoor water park " address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></ do>* <do name="indoor water park " alt="adventure park" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> * <do name="Ramnaparken" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> Both a park and an outdoor museum. It has various old buildings that give an insight into old building traditions and ways of life in the area. Borås Djurpark]Museum (an indoor museum) is also located here. There is a lake named Ramnasjön nearby, Sweden's second largest zoowhich has a bird colony. It's located about two kilometers from You can walk around the centrelake or spend some time fishing. *Go for <do name="Borås Konstmuseum" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> (art museum) * <do name="Abecita Konstmuseum" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> (art museum) * <do name="Rya Åsar" alt="Rya Ridges" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> It is a swim in nature reserve with different viewing points, beautiful lakes, meadows, forest, old graves, stone walls and other interesting things to see. * Visit '''StadsparksbadetNavet''' - (Science centre). * <do name="Guided Textile walk" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do> It gives you an indoor water parkinsight in the city's textile history, how it has changed during the years and what it has meant for the city.
==Buy==
*[http://www.knalleland.com Knalleland] is a big shopping center 2 km from the city center, close to the zoo. ==Eat== * <eat name="Babbel" alt="" address="Västerbrogatan 15" directions="" phone="+46(0)33-133132" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.babbelrestaurang.com" hours="" price="">Serving up Spanish beer and tapas with great atmosphere. Expect to wait for a table.</eat>*<eat name="La Copita" alt="" address="Allegatan 63" directions="" phone="" url="Lacopita.se" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Spanish Tapas. Wonderful food, great service, excellent atmosphere</eat>*<drink name="Viskan Cafe & Bar" alt="" address="Sodra Strandgatan 5" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great sandwiches, salads and soups for lunches. Their desserts and breads are amazing. Coffee, tea, and cold drinks, as well as wine and alcohol are available.</drink> 
==Drink==
Altough Borås might not be the best city in [[Sweden]] for drinking it has a few places worth visiting.
Although Borås might not be the best city in [[Sweden]] for drinking, it has a few places worth visiting. *'''Scandic Hotel Plaza Lounge''' . This hotel bar offers a relaxing atmosphere for starting the night. However not really worth making it an evening here.<br>*'''Rådhuset''' Bar and club located in the old town hall by the north side of the large square.<br>*'''Bishop Arms''' The best place in town to drink beer. Has quite a large selection of european European beer.<br> Don't go the food here, was dirty and food was under par.
==Sleep==
===Budget===
*'''Vila Vandrarhem''' [http://vila.nu/], Lilla Brotagan 11, ''+46'' 33 226 969. Nice and clean hostel, reasonably low prices, friendly staff, free Wifi. They also have hotel across the street.
===Mid-range===
===Mid-range===*'''Scandic Hotel Plaza''' [http://www.scandic-hotels.se/plazaborasboras], Allégatan 3, ''+46'' 33 785 82. A nice hotel with decent prices.*'''First Hotel Grand''' [http://www.firsthotelgrand.se/index.php?lang=eng], Hallbergsplatsen 2, ''+46'' 33 799 00 00. Luxurious and centrally located.
===Splurge===
==Get out==  
*[[Gothenburg]], [[Sweden]]'s second city, is not far away.
[[Category: Populated places in Sweden]]
 
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