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15 Essential things to see and do in Malmö

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and one of the most visited. It is located near Denmark, so on many occasions you can combine a visit to Malmö with Copenhagen.

Malmö is a city that can be visited in one day. Although I recommend that you stay in it and be able to enjoy it at night, all illuminated.

In this post I talk about the 15 essential places to see and do in Malmö and some tips to organize your trip to Sweden.


1. Stroll through the Gamla Staden, the historic center of Malmö

The Gamla Staden is the historic center of Malmö, dating back to the year 1250. The historic center is full of cobbled streets and alleys, has colorful buildings so characteristic of Swedish architecture and many charming places to have a drink.

You have the possibility of taking a guided tour in Spanish or English of Malmö, where you will get to know the most essential places, including the historic center.

2. Fall in love with Jakob Nilsgatan, the most beautiful street to see in Malmö

The most beautiful street in Malmö is undoubtedly Jakob Nilsgatan street. You will find it in the historic center, in Gamla Väster, in the west. It is a beautiful street, cobbled, with small houses attached to each other in bright colors.

3. Visit Stortorget, the oldest square to see in Malmö

In the center of Gamla Staden is the largest and oldest square in the city of Malmö. It was created in the 1540s. And in it, it houses large administrative buildings, including the beautiful City Hall of the city.

In the center of the square you will find the horse statue of King Carl X Gustaf of Sweden. It is a tribute to one of the most esteemed national characters since he recovered this province of Denmark.

4. Visit Malmö Town Hall

The town hall building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Malmö and certainly one of the most striking. It was built in the Gothic style six years after the foundation of the square. Over the years it has been reformed several times acquiring other architectural styles.

5. Visit the Castle, an essential thing to see in Malmö

Malmó Castle dates from the 16th century and is one of the places that you cannot miss when you visit the city. It emerged as a small citadel from the Middle Ages, which became a prison and also the building where the Danish crowns were minted.

Currently, inside the castle there are several museums such as the City Museum, Natural History Museum, Art Museum and the Tropicarium.

6. Visit the Lilla torg

La Lilla Torg is a small square in the heart of Malmö with a lot of charm. There are many cafes and shops selling local products and crafts. One of the main attractions of the square are its picturesque merchant houses dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

7. Stroll through Kungsparken and Slottsparken

Separated from Slottsträdgården by a canal you will find the oldest park in Malmö. It was created in 1870 on the ruins of a fortification, decorating it as an English garden. The park is the perfect place to have a picnic, take a walk, navigate the canal with a boat... In the same area is the Slottsparken, which attracts attention for its beautiful mill.

8. Visit the Church of San Pedro

The Church of San Pedro dates from the 14th century and is Gothic in style. Its main attraction is its 105 meter high tower. You can go up to the viewpoint and from above the views are incredible.

9. Discover the Maritime and Technological Museum

Very close to Malmö Castle you will find the city's Maritime and Technological Museum. You will be able to see the interior of the U3 submarine, which was used during World War II, as well as aircraft, cars and other vehicles.

10. Don't miss the Malmö Library

An essential visit to see in Malmö is the library. The building itself is impressive from the outside, with a huge glass facade. Inside, it is very modern, but without losing the touch that we book addicts like so much. Corridors and corridors full of stories.

11. Reflect on The Knotted Gun

This sculpture can be found in many cities, and one of them is Malmö. The sculpture is a knotted gun, it is an allegory against violence and there are 16 copies distributed throughout the world.

12. Photograph the Turning Torso

Malmö is a very modern city, despite its beautiful historic center. The Turning Torso is a good example of its modernity. This skyscraper is 190 meters high and is the tallest building in Scandinavia. In addition, its particular shape makes it the first twisted skyscraper in the world. Inside it houses offices and homes.

The skyscraper is based on a sculpture by Santiago Calatrava. It was inaugurated in 2005 after four years of construction.

13. Enjoy a walk along the canals of Malmö

Malmö's canals have a very special charm. Enjoying a boat ride through the canals is the perfect activity to see the city from another perspective.

14. Stroll through the Pildammsparken

The Pildammsparken park was created to house the Baltic Exhibition of the year 1914, where the various countries bathed by the Baltic Sea met. It is the largest park in the city with 45 hectares and stands out for the lake that surrounds it. It has a forest area, as well as many gardens, areas for games and sports...

15. Visit the Malmö Lighthouse

The old Malmö lighthouse is located in the Oresund Strait, at the entrance to the city's port. It was built in 1878 and has the shape of an octagonal tower painted in white and red.


I hope you enjoy your trip to Sweden a lot and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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