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Stortorget, Malmo

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Step right into the heart of the historic center of the city with a visit to Stortorget. The city's central square dates back to the 16th century and at the time it was built it was one of the largest in northern Europe. Next to an array of cafes, restaurants, and shops are some of the city's oldest and most striking buildings. Dominating the square are the imposing statues of King Charles X Gustav and the city hall with its distinctive Dutch Renaissance facade. The square functions as a venue for various live performances. Using our world travel planner, Malmo attractions like Stortorget can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I'm sure it is a lovely place when you have the whether however it was cold on our visit so didn't give it much attention.  more »
  • A lovely and elegant central square a short walk from the train station. it is the centre of activity in downtown Malmo with a huge and pretty town hall dominating one side. There are plenty of nice p...  more »
  • Usual stuff with some car parking and a fountain. Generally pedestrianised with cafes etc. around the perimeter and a nice place to chill out.  more »
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  • A great place for people watching in the middle but very quite all other seasons. Good place for a picnic lunch.
  • Very beautiful but not much was going on. We went on a Monday around 7pm and were just the two of us.
  • One off the main squares in Malmö, close to trains and busses, classic gathering point for start or end off a night out in Malmö, a lot off spontainoius facebook gaterings here when important stuff happens ( Sweden wins football ( soccer) World Champion)
  • nice central square, not so lovely is a nearby small market
  • Beautiful place close to everything in old malmo

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Where to stay in Malmo

Visitors to Malmö will note that the bulk of the accommodations sit within a couple of blocks surrounding the city center. Welcoming tourists of all budgets, Malmö has high-end international chain hotels; small independently owned boutique hotels, which represent mid-range offerings; and budget-friendly hostels. Most visitors like to stay within close proximity to the shopping squares and train stations, so keep that in mind when planning your stay.
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