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Why Go on a Tour of Visby

One of the coziest corners of Sweden, inspiring Visby, is a true honeypot for the lovers of medieval culture and heritage. Being the capital of the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Gotland, the town attracts with its homelike vibe and unique past, including the Viking background coupled with the influence of the German trading league, the evidence of which still defines the image of the island.

Undoubtedly, the most significant thing about the town is that despite its small scale, Visby keeps lots of interesting sights and museums that have particular relevance for both historians and travelers. So it is not strange at all that it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Among the most iconic landmarks for your Visby trip is the well-preserved Visby Town Wall with 44 towers, dating back to the 13th century and encircling almost the entire old town.

Apart from the massive fortification wall, the hub boasts an impressive Visby Cathedral, the only medieval church left untouched since the 12th century.

Moreover, Visby is a great place to imagine yourself a real archeologist striving to reveal the secrets of the town by exploring the ancient ruins of 17 churches (fifteen inside the Town Wall and two outside).

In case you get tired while making meaningful historic discoveries, you may take a breather and spend some time just wandering around the cobbled streets among tiny charming houses, winding down to the Market Square (called Stortorg )and absorbing the exceptional atmosphere of the lovely town at its best. What else is needed for a nice journey?

Top 3 Things to Do in Visby

  • Admire the unique atmosphere of Gotland's ancient capital
  • Explore well-preserved medieval structures of Visby
  • Taste Swedish cuisine on the main square, Stora Torget
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