Top Things to Do and See in Malmö

Turning Torso, Malmö

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Are you thinking about a short break to Malmö?  Well you are on the right track, as our guide will give you some basic information about the city and a few ideas about the things that you can do and see in the beautiful city of Malmö. Weather it is your first time in Sweden or you are a notorious tourist in the country, you will find the city so charming that you wish you could come as much as possible in the future.  So here it is a short guide about the top things to do and see in Malmö, so its time to set off and experience by yourself and enjoy your stay.

About the city

Situated on the South of Sweden, it is the third largest city in Sweden regarding to its population.  Malmö are teeming with sights and attractions to please any interest, whether you are looking for theater, museum, galleries, or any other filed of culture, is sure you will find what you are looking for, as the city is considered to be a hub for culture of every kind. In the city there are many outdoor spots and activities to enjoy such as jogging and water sports because in the city you can enjoy fine sandy beaches so swimming, sunbathing or just lazing around the summer months are all available.

Top tourist attractions in Malmö

In the center of the city there are three public squares where visitors will find a number of tourist attractions, historical monuments and landmarks.

Gustav Adolfs Torg Market Square is the biggest shopping center in the city. Lilla Torg (Little Square) and Stortorget (Big Square) are the 2 other square  near to the statue of the former Swedish King Karl X Gustav.

Radhuset-City Hall

Situated next to the County Governor’s Residence, it dates back to 1546; however it has been undergone a renovation in the 19th century. People come to visit the building because of its outstanding architectural style and because it also hosts a popular restaurant, the Radhuskällaren where visitors can enjoy culinary dinning experiences.

Malmö Castle

Malmo Castle

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Malmö Castle is better known to many as Malmöhus Slott. Although it originated from the 15 century, very little of the original castle actually remains. The building was rebuilt in 1937 and it turned to be an imposing architectural monument with impressive red bricks involving many representative attractions such as the Commandant’s House, small museums, an aquarium of coral reefs, the Science and Maritime House and many pleasant cafes. The castle is famous because James Hepburn, the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoning here for five years.

Turning Torso (HBS Turning Torso) belongs to the modern local landmark in Malmo, built in 2005. The building it dominates the city’s skyline. It is open daily and the admission is free.

People’s Park- Folkets Park

Folkets Park

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No doubt that People’s Park is considered to be among the best spots for families as offers a wide range of family based activities like: playground areas, fairground rides, pony rides, a small farmyard with animals, so plenty of things to keep families occupied. The park is also home to a number of eateries and there is even a flea market within the park as well.

Ribersborg Beach- Ribersborgs Kallbadhus

Situated on the city’s Western Harbour, it is a 2km long sandy beach known also as the “Swedish Riviera”. The beach has a pier where you will find the  Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, a saltwater pool.

St. Peter’s Church- (Sankt Petri Kyrka)

 St. Peter’s Church

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Close to the railway station, St. Peter’s Church dates back to the 13th century, however it has been renovated since than a number of times. Its Gothic feature dominates together with the impressive red bricks and tall spire. The church is beautiful in itself, but an addition it hosts impressive frescoes as well.

The Malmö Opera and Music Theater

The  Malmö Opera and Music Theater offers various programs for any kind of interests, from classical opera to musicals and children’s concerts. The building features a beautiful modernist classic, inaugurated in 1944.

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