Sweden, one of the jewels of the Scandinavian belt is known for its scenic northern beauty, stunning inland lakes, thousands of small and beautiful islands, and medieval architecture.
To the north of Sweden, you will find open wilderness of Sweden, while the south is the most populated. The buildings in most major cities are a mix of modern, Romanesque, and Viking architecture.
Let’s look at the must-go places in Sweden.
Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo is full of both modern and contemporary buildings linked with cobblestone roads. A must-see attraction in Malmo is the castle, Malmohus Slott. The beautiful castle surrounded by a protective moat is almost 600 years old.
The Turning Torso, a masterpiece of modern architecture, is also located in Malmo. Other than that, the city is full of museums and cultural hotspots like galleries.
Uppsala is the religious center of Sweden for almost 800 years. Located 44 miles north of the capital Stockholm, Uppsala has always been a holy place. Before Christianity, Uppsala was full of idols of Norse gods.
The Uppsala cathedral is the center of Uppsala and has been the seat of the archbishop of Sweden for centuries. River Fyris runs throughout the city, making it a serene view for anyone walking along it.
Uppsala is also home to the oldest university in Scandinavia, Uppsala Universitet. The largest attraction of Uppsala is botanical gardens, old churches, and dozens upon dozens of walking and hiking paths that allow you experience unfiltered raw Swedish beauty.
A visit to Sweden without exploring Stockholm is cruel, to say the least. Stockholm is a proper international metropolitan city as it is host to a lot of very important international organizations like various headquarters for UN programs like the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This also attracts a lot of NGOs and research institutes to set up offices in the Swedish capital as well.
Stockholm is also sometimes called the Venice of the north because the city has a lot of waterways cutting through the city with a lot of different islands and peninsulas forming the city. Due to the international nature of the city, you will get to go to world-class museums, theaters, galleries, and other cultural attractions.
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