Places to visit in Sweden

When you travel to Sweden, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Sweden, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Sweden to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Sweden things to do can include exploring Sweden attractions and visiting the places of interest. If Sweden is in your mind now, you might want to explore Thomas Cook for a Sweden Visa Application. 

This magnificent monument is located in the eastern part of Sweden. It is called as Kalmar castle as it is situated on the small peninsula of the Kalmar straight. The whole castle was built way back in the 14th century and due to the erosion and different destructions by the time and wars, it had to be rebuilt again after two centuries. It stands near the harbor and due to this people refer to it as the ‘Key to the Kingdom’. This castle has time and again served as a prominent defense from the Danes attack due to its location on the border of Denmark.

This is another world heritage site added to the UNESCO list. This well preserved medieval city is the pride of Scandinavia. It is located in Gotland region of Sweden and is as old as it was backs to the 12thcentury. The prominent site of the city is stone wall named as the Ringmuren. This was built in the 13th century to protect the flourishing city of commerce and culture. There are numerous exciting historical sites a housed inside this huge city few to be named like the Visby Sweden Cathedral, and then comes the Historical Museum of Gotland, the enchanting Botanical Gardens and the Dominican Monastery of St. Nicholas. The garden and the roses in it have given the city the name of “the city of roses”. It also has an exciting area to shop where you can enjoy wearing the medieval dresses for your own photo frame.

It is situated next to the Royal Palace and is a breathtaking view of all. The entrance is adorned by the welcoming statue of St. George and the dragon. It also has the most significant style of architecture of royalty and is ornamented with gold and colorful stones.It also holds a silver alter which shines brightly in the main hall of prayers making the ornate structure more soothing to the eyes. This is a very peaceful place to distress all your worries. It also has a perihelion painting which is the most top feature of the church.

In the city of Gothenburg lies the biggest amusement park the Liseberg amusement park for the kids. Here the kids will enjoy the most extravagant time of their lifetime. This park is one of the biggest amusement parks in the whole of northern Europe. Also, the kids can enjoy the view from the top of the sky view Globen which is a round shape globe structure situated in Stockholm. It is an observatory form of viewing.

Situated in the main city of Stockholm, it is the best and the most prominent tourist attraction. It is the oldest ship in the whole world and the name is Vasa. It had sunk in the seaway back in 1628 and was later found in 1961 and was restored from then very carefully to keep the same historic and ethnic feature that it holds. It has a different architectural form with nearly 700 wooden sculptures and various figures which are adorned its sides lengthwise and breadthwise. It is now changed to a museum which still shares the story of how she was built carefully with the skillful craftsmanship and further how and why did it sink and then how it was again restored from the depths of the lake Malaren. It has really seen many generations of the region around it.

This unique museum houses all the private collection of the famous Kulenovic family. The main feature and attraction of this Swedish museum is the “The youngest Madonna" statue which was built by Da Vinci himself way back in his time. There are also plenty of exhibits like a special drawing by Da Vinci and a rare piece of porcelain collected from the from Istanbul which belonged to the Topkapi palace there. Also, it has the most significant gem-studded gold piece which has come down from.

Many adventure sports are organized by various travel clubs and agents.

The different cultural influence of the region has created the variety of food in Sweden. The local cuisine revolves around the dairy products, different types of soft and warm bread, sweet berries even some fresh fruits. In meat, there is a variety of beef, pork, chicken & seafood. Potatoes are served as the side dish but have a prominent place in the plates with the regular boiled and mashed form. The variety of bread range of different shapes and sizes of grains like wheat, oats, white and dark kinds, the whole grain and also some sour dough’s. They are usually flat in shape and soft in density. The sweetbreads are also available on the palate which has strong use of different spices in them giving a push to the tongue. Butter is the primary fat and the Swedish pastry is world famous.

There are many restaurants in Sweden, especially in Stockholm city. You just have to choose from them and the list is available with the travel agents. Some of the famous ones are:

  • Krakaskrog
  • Albert Hotel

There are a number of bars in the country, especially some strip bars. However, if you are looking for a few good places to sit down and have some drinks then try VIP Time, Studio 5 and Cafe-Gallery.

There are several flea markets and open markets in Stockholm and the regions around it. Starting from the local goods to decorative items, one can find all things here. Many weekend markets are also open to the farmer markets which are in the countryside where you can buy the handicrafts and vegetable found on the farmland of the region. All the handicrafts are made by local artisans of the region. Varberg Centre is one of the largest markets in Stockholm. Other flea markets include Capital flea market in Solna, Hemmesta market in Varmdo and the evening market which takes place only in summers in Norsborg.

Housing all the brands, the city of Stockholm has a number of departmental stores and malls to buy cliché things and shopping extravagantly. You just have to have enough money and you can grab the expensive royal things as your own. PUB is one of the oldest departmental stores in Stockholm.

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