Visby, Sweden

Once a Viking trading post and later a member of the Hanseatic League of trading cities, Visby is a fascinating place to visit. Set against the rugged coastline and picturesque countryside of the island of Gotland, this once-thriving port retains the feel of a flourishing community.

With the remains of several medieval churches, a harbor, a towered boundary wall, and beautiful botanical gardens, this charming town – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – certainly deserves the nickname “City of Roses and Ruins.” Its lively Medieval Week celebrations in summer draw costumed revelers from far and wide.

Tourism Visby, Sweden
Tourism Visby, Sweden

Visby is a town on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. It’s known for its well-preserved town wall, a medieval fortification incorporating defensive towers. The town’s many churches include the grand, centuries-old St. Mary’s Cathedral and the medieval ruins of St. Nicolai and St. Karin. The main square, Stora Torget, has cobblestone streets lined with cafes and restaurants.

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