The biggest cities in Sweden – Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö
Maybe not as famous as Europe’s big stars, Stockholm, the gorgeous Swedish capital, enjoys a reputation of one of the most beautiful and sophisticated cities on the continent.
Strangely located in the south-east of Sweden, on an archipelago consisting of 14 little islands, Stockholm features a lovely Old Town (Gamla Stan) filled with castles and windy medieval alleys, one of the largest collections of museums in the world, splendid architecture, as well as a plethora of parks.
Moreover, the abundance of water, the vibrant nightlife, the new which blends beautifully with the old, the high quality of life, and the green environment make it one of the greatest cities not only in Scandinavia or Europe but in the world as well.
Besides being the doorway to the stunning landscapes of West Sweden, Gothenburg, the second-largest metropolis in the country, is also a wonderful city full of history, inspiring architecture, culture, amazing parks, botanical gardens, and nature reserves.
Furthermore, the multitude of pavement cafes, the great open-air Maritime Museum, the twisting canals and boat trip opportunities, the islands sprinkled on the coastline outside the city, and the picturesque cobbled streets of Haga, make from Gothenburg a wonderful outdoor city and a must travel destination while in Sweden.
With beautiful century-old houses, dozens of pretty gardens, charming squares peppered with coffee shops, colourful buildings, and lovely brick houses, Malmo, the former capital of Sweden, is a pedestrian-friendly city and a real feast for the eye.
Green, vibrant, and steeped in history, the port city of Malmo is a wonderful experience whether you’re looking for culture, leisure, shopping, unspoiled nature, sandy beaches, or Scandinavian Christmas markets.
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