The Masthugget Quarter
Masthugget, one of Gothenburg's earliest quarters, grew during the 17th century. The name Masthugget came from the many
mast makers located on the south bank of the river.
There were also many boat houses, wooden warehouses, tar boilers and wharfs.
The buildings were mainly simple wooden houses on the hill. Many mariners and dock workers lived here.
Today not very much is left, and instead you can see early and late 20th century buildings.
Masthugget today is characterised by a mixture of residential buildings, offices and shops. There are many different kinds of restaurants and also antique shops in the area. It is a very vivid part of the city.