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Malmö boasts a fascinating blend of architectural styles, heavily influenced by both Denmark and the broader European context. One noteworthy architectural gem can be found in Kungsparken, where the award-winning City Library stands. This building consists of two interconnected parts — an older section and a newer addition known as "The Calendar", designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen. Situated just a stone's throw away from the Malmö Central Station, Stortorget is home to the Town Hall. While its original construction dates back to 1546, the building has undergone significant transformations throughout the centuries. Notably, in 1860, architect Helgo Zettervall revamped the façade in the Dutch Renaissance style, lending the Town Hall its distinctive appearance. Located in another section of the expansive square is Kockska Huset, an exceptionally well-preserved sixteenth-century structure built from red brick and adorned with intricately decorated stepped gables. Today, this building houses one of Malmö's most renowned restaurants, Årstiderna (The Seasons), nestled within its basement vaults. Just behind the Town Hall, the tip of St Petrikyrkan (St Peter's Church) peeks into view. As Malmö's oldest standing edifice, this architectural marvel dates back to the early 14th century and showcases the Baltic brick Gothic style. In the early 1900s, significant efforts were made to develop and restore the medieval paintings adorning the church's vaults, adding to its historical and artistic significance.

Do & See

Malmö has earned a well-deserved reputation for its diverse and sophisticated art and cultural scene. Here, you will find a plethora of enriching experiences suitable for the whole family. The city takes pride in its extensive investment in a wide range of cultural offerings, encompassing both prominent institutions and numerous smaller operators and activities. Moreover, Malmö showcases the finest examples of Scandinavian and international design, featuring exquisite furniture and furnishings, jewellery, and textiles. In addition to its vibrant cultural scene, Malmö boasts abundant green spaces both within the city centre and throughout the town. Notable examples include Kungsparken, Slottsparken, and the expansive Pildammsparken. Malmö Folkets Park is Sweden's oldest "folkpark" and offers beautiful lawns for relaxation, along with cafés, restaurants, a terrarium, adventure golf, horse riding, and live entertainment during the summer season. Don’t forget! Malmö's glorious two-kilometre-long beach Ribersborg Beach & Kallbadhuset, or "Ribban" is within walking distance from the town centre.