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Malmö, Sweden

Malmö is Sweden’s third largest municipality with a population of around 305.000 in the municipalty, and around 650 000 in the metropolitan area. It is a port city located in the province of Skåne (Scania) on the southern tip of the country.

At the heart of Malmö lie three squares, called Gustav Adolf’s Square (Gustav Adolfs torg), the Big Square (Stortorget) and the Little Square (Lilla torg). Stortorget and Lilla Torg are directly connected at one corner, and a pedestrians only shopping street connects them with Gustav Adolfs torg. Gustav Adolfs torg is surrounded on three sides by buildings containing shops. At the center of the square is a bus platform. A cemetery lies at the south side of the square, through which one can reach Slottsparken, a beautiful park that surrounds Malmöhus.

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Malmöhus Castle, located west of the old city core, was built in 1437 by Erik of Pomerania, inhabited by the kings of Denmark in the 1500s, and used as a prison until 1914. Currently it houses a history museum, art museum, aquarium, and terrarium.
Tekniska och Sjöfartsmuseet (Technology and Maritime Museum), located west of the castle. The largest section of the museum is devoted to transport, in particular aviation, and there are lots of cut-away models, including the entire front end and cockpit of a Vickers Viscount.
Möllevångstorget square, south of the city center, has a bustling open-air market on weekends.