Malmo, Sweden

Marvelous Malmö is the most ‘continental’ of Sweden’s cities. It’s a vibrant and multicultural place, influenced by Copenhagen across the Öresund and populated by people from 150 nations. Malmö also seems to attract one-off works of architecture and design: the Turning Torso, created by Santiago Calatrava, is the latest wonder, after the jaw-dropping Öresund bridge and tunnel linking Copenhagen and Malmö. On a more personal scale, there are some great modern-art exhibition spaces; and several of the city’s half-timbered houses contain unique art and craft galleries. Near these nifty gift shops, the whole of Lilla Torg is a chattering, clinking mass of alfresco diners. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the 6th largest in the Nordic countries. Malmö is also the most populous city in Scania and is the economical and cultural centre of South Sweden.

Gibraltar – Top of the World Arctic Circle  ©  Monika Newbound

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