Top Attractions in Malmo, Sweden

Where to Find Malmo's Best Attractions

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Want to see interesting attractions in Malmö, Sweden? Use this guide to find the Malmo attractions best suited for your visit to the Swedish city.

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The Stortorget (Malmo City Square)

Stortorget, Malmo, Sweden
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Stortorget, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden

Malmo's most popular attraction is Stortoget, Malmo's city center square surrounded by the Old Town (Gamla Staden). On the square you will see King Charles X's statue. Stortorget was built in 1536 and soon turned into Scandinavia's the largest city square (until recent times, that is). The bronze water sculpture on Malmo's Stortorget depicts the location of the old city well.

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St. Peter's Church (St Petri Kyrka)

St Peter's Church, Malmo, Sweden
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Göran Olsgatan 4, 211 22 Malmö, Sweden
Phone +46 40 27 90 43

If you're up for some authentic renaissance, the St Peter's Church is Malmo's attraction for you. This church is the oldest building in the city (built in the 14th century) and can be found behind Stortorget (see above) in Malmo, Sweden. After viewing the detailing on the inside of the church, make sure to visit the Tradesmen's Chapel for historic paintings. A great Malmo attraction for anyone interested in the Renaissance.

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Malmo City Hall & Residence

Malmo, City Hall, Sweden
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August Palms plats 1, 211 54 Malmö, Sweden
Phone +46 40 34 10 00

Also a well-known attraction in Malmo, Sweden, is Malmo City Hall, built in 1546. Unfortunately, this building underwent big changes in the 19th century. If you're hungry, go down the stairs and visit the unique - but good - Rådhuskällaren Restaurant in the basement! The Residence is located right next to City Hall. F.W. Scholander is the architect who put all the stucco on this building. Worth taking a look.

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Lilla Torg in Malmo

Lilla Torg, Malmo, Sweden
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Lilla torg, Malmö, Sweden

Lilla Torg is a fun attraction in Malmo, I think. Lilla Torg houses the center of Malmo's nightlife and restaurants and you won't be bored here. Lots of locals like to come here as well. Lilla Torg is a square surrounded by buildings erected between 1600 - 1800, which nowadays offer crafts, lots of food, mall-style shopping, and other entertainment. Good hotels in Malmo are nearby.

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Gamla Vaster (Gamla Väster) in Malmo

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Norregatan 13, 211 27 Malmö, Sweden
Phone +46 72 250 15 51

This attraction of Malmo is so adorable, you won't be able to forget it. Gamla Vaster lies west of Lilla Torg square (any local can point it out). In this part of Malmo, the attraction is Malmo itself - take a stroll here and see the very low (!) houses and brick buildings in all the colors of the rainbow. Besides private residences, these Swedish buildings also house cafes and shops. Definitely Malmo's most colorful attraction!

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Folkets Park (People's Park) in Malmo

'Sweden, Skane, Malmo, Moriska Paviljongen or Morrish Pavilion in Folkets park at night'
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211 58 Malmö, Sweden

Your favorite attraction is an amusement park? Then head to Malmo's Folkets Park, which is the amusement park attraction in this city. Folkets Park seems similar to Tivoli park in Copenhagen and offers families rides and park atmosphere from April-September. This amusement park includes quite a few animals, play areas, rides, and even a flea market.

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Free Attractions with the Malmo Card

Oresund Bridge

Many of Malmo's attractions and museums are free with this card, or discounted by as much as 50%, along with car rental rebates, and other activities. The Malmo Card also offers visitors free transportation and free parking in Malmo. A nice advantage of this discount card is a discounted bridge toll for traveling to Copenhagen when you drive across the Oresund Bridge.

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Malmohus Castle

Malmo Castle
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Malmöhusvägen 6, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden
Phone +46 40 34 10 00

Malmöhus Castle is Sweden's oldest renaissance castle and definitely one of Malmö's top attractions. How often can you see a real castle containing four interesting museums? There are the Malmo City Museum, Natural History Museum, Konstmuseet (art museum), and Aquarium & Tropicarium. Free admission with Malmo Card (see below)!

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