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Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

Karina VishnyakovaNews
What to see in the Swedish city of Malmö, which will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

On May 7, the Swedish city of Malmö will host Europe's most important song contest. Eurovision 2024 will bring together fans from all over the world.

Malmö is Sweden's third largest city after Stockholm and Gothenburg, connecting the country and Scandinavia with the rest of Europe. In addition to the famous show, there are other attractions worth seeing.

The tallest building in Scandinavia

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

The most talked about building in southern Sweden is not far from Malmö Central Station. The Turning Torso skyscraper is undoubtedly the most striking sight of all that can be seen in the city. The 190-meter-high building was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava.

Disgusting food museum

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

If you don't like contemporary art, a visit to the Museum of Disgusting Food might be a perfect alternative. Here you can see no less than 80 strange dishes from around the world. Most of the delicacies are freshly prepared, and you can even try some of the dishes. The idea of the Disgusting Food Museum is actually quite noble. The owners want tourists to think about the right perception of food.

Malmö canals

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

Malmö is a city filled with small canals. Thus, why not explore it from a unique perspective and hop on a boat for a short sightseeing tour? For only 600 UAH per person, you can learn more about the history and see both old and modern sights of Malmö.

Malmöhus Castle

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

Anyone planning a trip to Malmö should see Malmöhus Castle with their own eyes. This historic fortress was built in the sixteenth century, making it the oldest still existing Scandinavian fortress of the Swedish Renaissance.

Historically, it was one of the most important defense fortifications in Denmark when Malmö was still part of it. Today, it has become one of Malmö's most unique cultural attractions due to the fact that several museums are located within its historic walls.

Malmö old cemetery

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

The old cemetery was consecrated in 1822. Now it is a peaceful place to walk and learn about Malmö's history. Visitors often stop to read the tombstones. There are various memorials and dedications on the graves, ranging from simple stones to more elaborate statues and inscriptions. Interestingly, the locals also use the cemetery as a park: people have picnics, ride bicycles, and read books here.

St. Peter's Church

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

St. Peter's Church in Malmö is the oldest building in the city, dating back to the fourteenth century. It is built of red stone in the Gothic style and is 105 meters high. Although the medieval frescoes were destroyed during the sixteenth-century religious wars, the church still has an impressive wooden altar section.

Øresund Bridge

Disgusting food museum, Scandinavia's tallest house and cemeteries with books: 7 reasons to visit Malmö besides Eurovision 2024

The Øresund Bridge is the most significant structure of the last century. The structure is complex and consists of several parts that connect the island of Zealand, which belongs to Denmark, the Scandinavian peninsula, and connect Sweden with Europe. Travel through the bridge-tunnel is paid and quite expensive: 55 euros (more than 2 thousand hryvnias).

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