See Malmo through my lens

Through My Lens: Wandering In Malmo

On my last trip to Northern Europe, the return flight was very early in the morning so we had to book a night in Malmo after returning from Copenhagen. Honestly though, I knew I wanted to spend some time in Malmo anyway, because I’ve seen on Eurovision and The Amazing Race how pretty the city is. And I was right! After a few hiccups (trains from Copenhagen weren’t working that day, huge queue for the bus, bus leaving us on the outskirts of the city) we finally made it back to Sweden on a very hot day and I saw right away just how charming Malmo is but since it’s so underrated, I’d like to take you on a quick tour and show you how my camera has seen the city.

What to see in Malmo

After so many days of sightseeing, I was happy just to walk around Malmo and take photos so after checking in, we left our bags and went out to explore. Pretty is the best word to describe the old town of the city with its photogenic buildings that each have their own charm. We started in Stortorget, where we’ve seen the impressive Town Hall and the oldest building in Malmo, St Peter’s Church. After stopping for a bite (more on that later), we walked along the canal towards Slottsparken, a very large park where we found some shade from the uncharacteristically heat of the city, near the MalmΓΆhus Castle. We saw the top of the Turning Torso, the iconic building that’s too far from the city center, before returning to Lilla TorgΒ  (literally meaning Little Square) for a last drink before going back to do something I dislike immensely: packing for the return home.Β  Check out this site for more information about what to see and do in Malmo.

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See Malmo through my lens

Where to eat in Malmo

We had no idea where to go for lunch so we more or less picked a random place that had no menus in English. So naturally, the food was excellent! Introducing Hagen, that has only a few dishes and most of them are with pork (which I don’t eat too often). My plate was with pulled pork, coleslaw salad, red beans, picked tomatoes and sour cream and you know what? I’d go back to Malmo only to eat that again, it was delicious!

You should consider that some places are closed after 6 PM, we were having ice cream and a chokladboll and they started bringing the chairs inside for closing. However, everything is open in Lilla Torg but since this is literally the heart of the city so the prices are higher than everywhere else (don’t forget this is still Sweden after all πŸ˜‰ ).

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Where to stay in Malmo

We stayed at the Scandic S:t JΓΆrgen hotel where we booked a very comfortable economy double rooms without windows for €30/person/night. The staff was super friendly and they prepared a small breakfast for us, even though we had to check out very early in the morning. (I don’t like saying ‘I told you so’ but had people listened to me and agreed on getting windoless rooms, we would have saved a lot of money on accommodation in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Oh, who am I kidding, I love saying ‘I told you so’! πŸ˜› )

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  • Then it’s your fault we had that bathroom in Copenhagen. πŸ˜› You never spent more than 6 hours per day in the room anyway, but that’s not what this post is about. :))

    • Irina Munteanu

      But we stayed more days in the other hotels, that was my point.

      • My point was that we didn’t spend more than 6 hours per day in each room.

        • Irina Munteanu

          In my initial comment i didn’t mean “per day” but rather “per holiday”

  • Thank you, have a great weekend too! πŸ™‚

  • LydiaCLee

    We went to Malmo for the day and had Swedish meatloaf for lunch – I have very fond memories of that day…(We were staying in Copenhagen at the time)

    • We stayed in Copenhagen too, the initial plan was to visit Copenhagen and stay for a couple of days in Malmo as well, but the trip turned into an adventure through more Northern Europe cities πŸ™‚

  • Looks like a great place to stroll. I get what you say about the feeling after many days of sightseeing. I was almost dead after 15 days of sightseeing in Spain. Day 16 we took it easy in Madrid. We strolled around the streets and had some great food.

    • I know what you mean – though most of the time I don’t mind a busy schedule, sometimes it’s nice to just wander around πŸ™‚

  • Great pictures! I spent like a day in Malmo and it was a lovely time πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Malmo looks amazing. Great to know what to see, do and eat there πŸ™‚

    • Although it’s a small town, you couldn’t get bored if you spent a couple of days there. πŸ™‚

  • What beautiful photos, they me want to go back to Malmo and see it properly: I was there a few years ago for work, but didn’t get to see much. My best memory of it is a lovely cafe with gorgeous cakes: my host thought our meeting would be more pleasant with cake and I sure didn’t contradict her πŸ™‚

    • Ooooh, what was the name of that cafe? I’ll save it should I return to Malmo πŸ˜‰

  • There’s a lot to be said about doing nothing but walking around and I think we travel bloggers appreciate that to a higher degree than most people. πŸ™‚

    Like you, we enjoy walking into a place with menus in languages we don’t understand and trying to figure out what they are offering. Except, I have dietary restrictions. Do you think they offer any gluten free, vegetarian options?

    • The restaurant I visited only had 4 or 5 dishes and most of them were with pork. But I’m sure there are restaurants in Malmo that offer vegetarian options πŸ˜‰

  • Great photos! I’ve never been to Sweden but have known some exchange students from there and I wouldn’t have expected the pulled pork and red beans.

    • I don’t know if it’s typical Swedish, but it was delicious πŸ™‚

  • I’m hoping to do a joint trip to Copenhagen and Malmo next year. Both cities look fab!

    • I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time in both Copenhagen and Malmo, I’m surprised you haven’t been to Copenhagen yet, I know you’ll love it πŸ˜€

  • Those murals are insaaaaaane! And it’s so sunny… so not like the picture of Northern Europe I have in my mind πŸ™‚

    • It was uncharacteristically hot that day, but it was a nice way to adjust after 2 weeks of not-too-hot-not-too-cold weather before going back home to 40C temperatures.

  • John Pilkington

    Great photos once again. There’s something amazing about falling in love very quickly with a town you are just passing through…

    • Thank you. I hope you’ll fall in love with Bucharest quickly too πŸ˜‰

  • Oh God, these photos!!
    I am still sad that I couldn’t make it to Malmo while I was in Copenhagen. I hope to see it someday.
    Great choice for a hostel though, I think you guys managed very well to find nice places to stay with exception of Copenhagen πŸ˜€
    I would like to have that one on the left side right now. What was it? A little cake? Chocolate? Looks delicious!

    • It’s a traditional Swedish chocolate ball, it’s quite tasty! πŸ˜€ I’m happy I went to Malmo and I’d love to go back, it’s such a pretty city πŸ˜€

      • It looks amazing!! I hope to try it!!
        Btw, do you already know if you are going to TBEX next year?

  • Wander Mum

    We just visited Malmo yesterday for a day trip from Copenhagen. I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty it was and thoroughly enjoyed spending time wandering the streets. Very glad we went.