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10 Best Things to See and Do in Lund, Sweden

In medieval times, Lund was the seat of an archbishopric that dominated all the Nordic countries. The incredible cathedral is proof of this, it is the largest Romanesque building in Scandinavia. The city is beautiful and if you are thinking of taking a tour of Sweden, I recommend that you spend a day visiting it.


In this post I talk about the 10 best things to see and do in Lund. And if you are still not sure about the most beautiful places to see in Sweden to include in your trip, here are all the posts about Sweden that will help you organize your trip.



TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LUND, SWEDEN


1. Visit the Cathedral, an essential thing to see and do in Lund


This beautiful cathedral dates back to the 12th century in a romantic style. Subsequently, it was renovated on a few occasions and you will also be able to appreciate neo-romantic style elements.

It stands out for being built in stone and for its two equal towers on each side of the main nave. Admission is free and it is worth entering to visit it.



2. Visit the Historical Museum of Lund University


The University's Historical Museum is over 200 years old and is the second largest museum of its kind in Sweden. The current building dates from the 1840s and the museum has been located in it since 1918.

The museum is home to over ten million pieces, as this institution is tasked with documenting finds made throughout Skåne County.

Here you'll find Stone Age tools and weapons on display, finds from the Iron Age settlement of Uppåkra, thousands of coins, and numerous examples of medieval liturgical art.

The museum also has a gallery of classical artifacts brought here after excavations carried out by the university abroad.




3. Lund University Botanical Garden


The Botanical Garden, located at Lund University, dates back to 1690. It has more than 1,000 species, 200 of them in a greenhouse, divided into different areas. It is one of the most beautiful places to see in Lund.


4. The Main Building of Lund University (Universitetshuset)


And finally, you cannot leave the campus without visiting the main building of Lund University.

The building stands out for having a façade in light tones, with pilasters and Corinthian columns.

Today it is one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, earning a solid reputation in medical research.




5. Kulturen, an open-air museum to see in Lund


Kulturen is an open-air museum that opened in 1892. It contains some original buildings and others that have been moved from other parts of the city. Today, there are 30 exhibition halls where you can learn what daily and working life was like on the Lund Peninsula in ancient times. You can also see some architectural fragments in the gardens of medieval churches.


6. Stroll through Stadsparken


This park is the perfect place to walk and enjoy the natural environment while playing sports or having a picnic. There is a huge area with a playground, a skating rink, an indoor pool and plenty of picnic and walking areas. There you will also find a formal garden planted with around 7,000 perennials.


7. Find the Drotten Church Ruins


This church was discovered during excavations that took place in Lund in the 70s and 80s. During this excavation the ruins of the Drotten Church and an even older church dating back to the year 900 were found. You can visit it for free and there are information panels in The enclosure.


8. Visit the Church of All Saints


The All Saints Church is one of the most beautiful in Lund. It is a beautiful neo-Gothic church from 1890. It was built because the cathedral had become too small to accommodate the faithful inhabitants of Lund and more space was needed. It is a very large church, taking into account that it is not a cathedral, and its 72-meter-high tower attracts attention and can be seen from many places in the city.




9. Holy Cross Priory, Dalby


About 10 minutes from Lund is the Holy Cross Priory, a beautiful small Nordic-style church founded in the year 1060. The most valuable object in the church is the baptismal font, carved in aranist stone that dates back to the 11th century.


10. Dalby Söderskog National Park


Dalby Söderskog National Park is one of the most incredible natural places to see near Lund. It is only 10 minutes away by car. This National Park is divided into 10 areas of lush forests, ponds and lakes, rivers, many trails... It is the perfect place to spend the day surrounded by nature.



WHERE TO STAY IN LUND, SWEDEN


Lund is a beautiful city and if you are thinking of taking a tour of Sweden I recommend spending the night there. It is not a very cheap city, but you can find all kinds of accommodation for all budgets.


Some great accommodation options in Lund, Sweden:



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