Malmö, between history and modernity – Travel guide!


Sweden is a country that stands out for its peace and beauty, too Malmö, one of its largest cities, does not disappoint. The medieval city manages to bring to light the harmonious way in which history and modernity can coexist, not forgetting either nature or art. It is a place worth visiting in any month of the year, at least once in your life!

The airport is approximately 25 km from the city, and you will be able to travel either by Flygbussarna bus, taking approximately 45 minutes, and the ticket costs 11€ (you will purchase it directly from the station), or by taxi, the 20-minute option faster, but also more expensive, as it will cost you around €50.

How do you get around Malmö?

The city is quite compact, so it will be easy to walk around. First of all, we recommend you to use a bicycle, the preferred means of transport of the Nordics (with good reason, because it will be very easy for you to move anywhere at any time, without waiting at stations or changing several means of transportation). A 24-hour subscription costs €7.30, and €15 for 72 hours. Here you will be able to find more information (as well as a map of places where you can take a bike).

On the other hand, if you prefer public transport, you will pay €2 for a single ticket, or you can choose the 24- or 72-hour subscriptions, for €5.90 and €15 respectively, with unlimited journeys. You can purchase them directly from the stations or from the Skånetrafiken app, available on both Android and iOS. 

And if you prefer to travel alone, you can choose the taxi, for which you will pay €1.20 per kilometer (to which the initial rate of €3.60 is added), or you can rent your own car, for at least €30 per day (you can compare the prices several companies, and even rent one directly here).

where are you staying

In terms of accommodation, Malmö offers tourists a wide range of possibilities to choose from, from hostels to 5-star hotels. On average, a room for 2 people in a hotel located in the central area (the area that will help you explore the city more easily) costs from €60 per night, the price increases if you want more facilities. And Airbnb is a very good option in this city, because you will find many offers worth considering, especially because the prices are very affordable.

Here are some recommendations of places that will not disappoint you:

  • Rut & Ragnars Vandrarhem is a 3-star rated hostel located near the central area. A room for 2 people, but with a shared bathroom, starts from €60.
  • ProfilHotels Hotel Garden must be considered by every tourist! The 4-star hotel is located right in the heart of the city and is decorated in typical Scandinavian style with very welcoming rooms. A night here costs from €75, a price in which you will even have breakfast included.
  • Elite Plaza Hotel is the answer for those who want to indulge in their days here. The 4-star hotel is a sign of refinement and elegance, where every detail has been carefully chosen, so you will fall in love with it! You will have a restaurant, bar, fitness room and room service, and a room for 2 people starts at €100 (breakfast included).

Malmo tourist attractions – Itinerary by day

If you want to make the most of your time here, it's best to leave with a well-established plan of what you want to see. For this reason, I have prepared a suggested itinerary for 2 days spent here, after which you can guide yourself.

Day 1

Central Markets (Stortorget and Lilla Torg)

To get into the Scandinavian atmosphere, you can start by discovering the historical side of the city, and the best place is the 2 central squares in the city center, located right next to each other. Start with Stortorget, the largest square, full of distinguished buildings, the most imposing being even Hall, and then walk in the square Lilla Torg, here are modest buildings, in traditional style (in which the most famous restaurants in the city are located), all having a picturesque air.

Saint Peter's Church

It is only 5 minutes away Saint Peter's Church, a remarkable Gothic construction that is over 700 years old, being among the oldest buildings in the city. Any visitor is delighted by the beauty of the architecture and the historical atmosphere. You can visit it daily between 10:00 and 18:00. 

The Museum of Moderna

Then walk 7 minutes to reach one of Malmö's most famous museums:  The Museum of Moderna. Here you will be able to get out of the historical atmosphere a little and get closer to contemporaneity, through modern works of art, as creative as possible, which will challenge your artistic senses and imagination. Where else do you put the fact that the entrance is free! The schedule is from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00. 

The Museum of Disgusting Food

It is also a museum that will challenge you The Museum of Disgusting Food, a museum for daring people who want to break out of the mold. As you can guess from its name, it will give you a retrospective of disgusting food and dishes from around the world, it is one of the most unique museums in the whole world, so you should not miss it. It is located 10 minutes from the Moderna Museum, and a ticket costs €19, being open daily between 11:00 and 17:00. 


And because every tourist will want to do some shopping during their vacation, we recommend that you include in your visit a stop at Sodergatan, Malmö's main shopping street (5 minutes from the museum). It's worth spending a few hours here shopping among the historic buildings that house local shops, boutiques and even luxury brands!

Øresund Bridge

And the evening will be the perfect place to visit another famous modern construction, Øresund Bridge connects with Denmark, taking place even under water. It's a good place to enjoy the sea breeze for a few hours, especially at sunset, creating a gorgeous setting to end your day. You can get here by bus 4, and then walking for about 20 minutes.

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The adventurous can even buy a ticket to cross the bridge by train, arriving in Copenhagen, the journey in the underwater tunnel is an amazing experience, and return tickets will cost €25. See Copenhagen travel guide.

Day 2

Malmohus Castle / Malmö Castle

If on the first day the itinerary included the central attractions, for the second you will have to use public transport a bit more to move around the city. You can start from another place of historical and cultural importance, Malmohu CastleS (Malmö Castle), which transports visitors to the atmosphere of the 15th century, through its Scandinavian rooms, full of artifacts. Inside are several museums and exhibitions with exciting themes, all designed to introduce you to the history, culture, traditions and elements specific to Sweden, and entry costs only €4. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 11:00 and 17:00, and you will be able to get here by bus 3, 7, 8, 10 or 47. 


And because Scandinavian cities are known for preserving nature, and Malmö is no exception, right next to the castle is Kungsparken (King's Park), even the oldest park in the city, a quiet oasis with ponds, trees, and its famous mills. It is worth dedicating at least 30 minutes to walk among its paths, relaxing!

Turning Torso

Then take bus 8 to reach one of the city's most outstanding and famous attractions. Turning Torso it is a symbol of the city, a construction almost 200 meters high, with no less than 54 floors. The skyscraper cannot be visited, but the simple view is enough. Don't leave before taking a picture here!

Malmö Konsthall

Another important museum in Malmö that you should definitely check out is the Malmö Konsthall, with exhibitions of architecture, sculpture and contemporary art. The entrance is free, being open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 11:00 and 17:00, and to get here you can take bus 8.


And if you have a little free time left, you can also choose the park Pildammsparken, 5 minutes from Malmö Konsthall, an elegant place with picnic areas and picturesque flower-lined avenues, perfect for a few quiet moments before you leave.


Swedish cuisine emphasizes simple pork and fish dishes with local vegetables, spices and sauces. You will find many SOUPS delicious, such as Ärtsoppa (pea soup) or Laxsoppa (soup with salmon, potatoes, milk and various vegetables). Of course, we don't forget the famous ones either meatballs (Köttbullar), which are served with mash or sauce. For dessert you must try the traditional princess cake (Princess cake), topped with green marzipan, and the classic apple pie.

Malmö does not disappoint when it comes to places and restaurants, so you will have enough places to eat, so it all depends on what you are looking for. For example, you can choose traditional food and a specific decoration Årstiderna, and for a coffee or a cake Holland it's the perfect place. Conversely, if you're looking for a bar to get to know the city's nighttime atmosphere as well Bullen is what you are looking for.


Malmö will be the perfect place to recharge your batteries! The holiday here promises tranquility, in the setting of beautiful streets, full of various attractions, historical or modern, which put culture, art or nature in the foreground. 


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