Stortorget square isone of the main squares of Malmo with very nice old houses.. its very ner to the ferry port and train staion.. And connected to the main shopping places through a pedestrian road..
The picture shows the Apotheke Lejonet, The pharmacy lion or sth like that and the entrance to the pedestrian road.. As the picture was taken saturday at 08:00 hrs, streets are totally empty.. :)
Apotheke lejonet is also a very nice building..
Möllevången (Often called just "Möllan") is a southern city-area in Malmö known for its foreign influences. Many streets on Möllevången gives you a feeling of beeing abroad with all the shops having their signs written in arabian or turkish. Originally Möllevången was a rather poor workingclass neighbourhood. Today Möllevången is still not yet considered a flashy & rich neighbourhodd (thank god!), but it has achieved a certain kind of trendy/"picturesque" status - especially among the more alternative youths (for example leftwing political supporters, rastafarians).
This is definetly an area well worth visiting, and also the area where you can find the cheapest items - especially when it comes to food. On saturdays they have a big marketplace with vegetables on the Möllevångensquare (the centre of Möllevången). Here you can get really low prices.
On the Möllevångensquare there´s also alot of popular pubs with outdoorseats that is often overcrowded with thirsty youths.
The main reason for all the youths to hang out at Möllevången on weekends is probably, except for the good atmosphere, the cheap beer. On many pubs a beer only costs 2-4 Euros (while downtown you have to pay 4-6 Euros).
Some people might say that that Möllevången is an area you should avoid during nighttime - but I really think thats just rubbish.
Möllevången do have a history of high crimerate, but lately this area has become so popular & busy that you´ll never get into any awkward situations or deserted crimespots.
Malmö Stortorg was Scandinavias largest square with market trading during the 16th century, and even today it gives a magnificent impression with its statue of king Karl X Gustaf, the townhall, the residence, hotel Kramer in French chateau style, the pharmacy Lejonet and Jörgen Kocks house from the same time. Right behind the Stortorget is the small square, where the market-hall once where. Today this is a great place to visit when hungry, since there are plenty of restaurants and pubs here. This is also the place where one finds the Form Design Center, that exhibits Swedish industrial design and handicraft.
On the whole Malmö is interesting when it comes to architecture. In the culture quarters of S:t Gertrud one finds the oldest half-timbered house in Malmö, 'Thottska huset' built in 1558, and many other historically interesting buildings. The S:t Petri church from the 13th century in Baltic Gothic style has a retable that is one of the largest ones in Europe.
In the middle of August each year the streets are packed with people, vendors, stages end the like. Lots of concerts. Lots of swedish artists on stage.
If the weather is nice, you should expect that a short walk around the corner will take twice the time it took before.
The festival opens every day at about 11 and ends sometimes before midnight on a weekday and some time after midnight on a weekend.
Not every street is a festival street. Roughly said its the streach between the central station and a place called triangeln, and then some. Most of the streets are pedestrian.
I know that many people tell...
I know that many people tell that Swedes are cold and sometimes unfriendly, but I have had chance ! I only stayed at a bar 5 minutes alone, and some guys asked me if I was enjoying my hollidays, etc... (PS: They were not gay !..lol). And I have meet some people easily. Even a guy that I saw in Geneva !!!!!!!! So I can't say that Swedes are cold !