Go on a self-drive holiday and visit Malmö, the largest city in Skåne and the third largest in Sweden. Malmö has always been a trading city and still is, so it also offers great shopping opportunities. The city centre is well visited and offers a wide range of cultural opportunities. There is a strong cultural life in Malmö, including the Malmö Festival, which is held in August and usually attracts a good number of visitors. The 'Old Town' is close to Malmö Castle and is characterised by charming houses and winding streets, mixed with cafés, design shops and galleries. The Old Town is also home to Stortorget, surrounded by buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. Here you'll also find the equestrian statue of King Charles X, who helped secure the return of Sweden to Scania in 1658. Southwest of Stortorget is ´Lilla Torg´, surrounded by half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and definitely worth a visit.
Form/Design Center is located in an old magazine building and exhibits design and crafts complemented by a shop with a wide range of books on Scandinavian design.
At Stortorget, just south of the Central Station, Malmö's pedestrian street and alleyway start, filled with shops. There are also several department stores along the pedestrian street, along with a number of craft shops.
In the newer district of Hyllie, located in the south of Malmo, is probably Scandinavia's largest shopping centre, known as Emporia, so try your luck, there are usually good deals. Malmö is a lovely city and an ideal destination for a cheap mini break, weekend break or longer summer holiday in your own car.
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