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Malmo City Hall
Malmö and surrounding
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For the first time, the Swedish city of Malmo was mentioned in the chronicles of the 12th century as a small picturesque harbor that separated the countries of Europe from Scandinavia. Just a century later, the city grew into a bustling trade center, as evidenced by later written sources. The main trade product was herring because the coastal waters were full of it. Thanks to brisk trade, the city quickly became the second significant city in the entire Kingdom of Denmark.

Today, the time of Malmo's heyday can be recalled by the well-preserved historical and cultural monuments of the Old Town. The heart of the historic district is Stortorget Square, and the main tourist attraction is the City Hall.

The unique old building was made almost simultaneously with the main city square. It acquired a splendid facade with amazing bas-reliefs and sculptures of outstanding historical figures much later, in 1860.

The famous Swedish architect Helgo Zettervall was criticized for the fact that instead of a small restoration, he rebuilt almost the entire building. Be that as it may, the architect made the City Hall of Malmo famous all over the world.

It is not difficult to understand what the City Hall looked like until the 19th century. But it’s hardly possible to get inside the building as only three of its halls are open to the public. You can also get to the basement. Today, there is a popular traditional restaurant "Rådhuskällaren", which serves national Swedish food. The prices in this restaurant will not make you bankrupt, but the impressions of the interior with high vaulted ceilings will last a lifetime. Not to mention the magnificent menu, where every dish is worthy of the title of a culinary masterpiece. After you have satisfied your hunger, you can walk around the square and explore the neighboring buildings, like the magnificent Renaissance mansion of the local pharmacist John Tesch and the oldest pharmacy in the city, Apoteket Lejonet, built in the 16th century.

Address: Kompanigatan 5

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