The best sights in Malmö

St. Peter’s Church Malmo ©theresaanna/Flickr

Malmö is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia and the third largest city by population in Sweden. This famous city is officially considered the third Metropolitan area in Sweden. Malmö is a “young city”, about 48% of the population is under the age of 35 years. This amazing city annually (every August) hosts the festival Malmöfestivalen which is very popular. If you decide to visit this famous city, I suggest you to visit the best sights in Malmö for example: St. Peter’s Church, Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, attend the Malmöfestivalen if possible and the popular beach Ribersborg. If you would like to find out more about these, read this guide!

The Gothic style old building – St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church is a very large and astonishing Gothic religious building. I suggest you to visit this old beautiful church because it is a wonderful attraction partly due to its exterior which is dominated by spectacular flying buttresses, its airy arches and other decorations. Another characteristic highlight of this amazing building is its tower which is 105 m tall that is visible from most parts of the city.

St. Peter’s Church Malmo ©theresaanna/Flickr

Malmö Opera and Music Theatre

This beautiful Malmö Opera and Music Theatre is one of the largest opera houses in Scandinavia. The amazing building which houses the opera and the music theatre was built between 1933 and 1944. It is used for operetta and opera music performances. The Theatre and Opera House is one of Sweden’s largest auditoriums, offering 1.508 seats. It was built in a form of an amphitheatre to offer good viewing possibility to its guests. The foyer of the Opera and Music Theatre is astonishing, presenting gorgeous marble staircases and open surfaces. I suggest you to visit this wonderful building if you would like to make a great experience.

Malmo Opera and Music Theatre ©s_p_o_c/Flickr

The third week of August, the week of Malmöfestivalen

Every year Malmö gives place to the fantastic festival named Malmöfestivalen which fills the streets of city with different kinds of food and numerous events. This amazing festival goes for 8 days and a great thing about it is that the admission is free. The festival offers to its visitors a large variety of entertainment possibilities, for example: concerts, an amusement park, an artwork market, theatre shows, tastings of Swedish traditional food and so on. If you decide to attend the Malmöfestivalen, I guarantee that you will not be bored.

The attractive beach of Ribersborg

This famous area, Ribersborg beach is actually a man-made, shallow beach located in the south-western part of the harbor. This beach has been open since 1890. For local people this area has become the favorite summer destination for sunbathing and swimming. The harbor is very popular during summer time for students because there are organized here several different outdoor festivals. If you would like to relax, the Ribersborg beach is the perfect place for you.

Ribersborg beach Malmo ©wentao-yin12/Flickr

 

 

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