Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Malmo

Malmo is considered the second cultural capital of Sweden. In the town are located many art galleries where the works of talented Swedish artists, as well as of internationally acclaimed ones, can be admired. Museums offer detailed information about Scandinavian history in general and of Malmo in particular. Theatres, cinemas and art centers are waiting for you, so take the following walking tour to discover the most famous venues in Malmo.
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Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Sweden » Malmo (See other walking tours in Malmo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: nataly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Krets
  • Svenska Konstgalleriet
  • Malmö Konsthall
  • Malmö Opera och Musikteater
  • Filmstaden
  • Victoriateatern
  • Malmö Concert Hall
  • Malmö Stadsteater

1) Krets

Krets is a popular project space and art gallery located in Malmo, in Kristianstadsgatan. It is the most progressive gallery in town and the exhibitions are frequently controversial; the place is always crowded. The artists whose works are exhibited are mostly internationally acclaimed ones, and not exclusively residents of Sweden.
Svenska Konstgalleriet

2) Svenska Konstgalleriet

Svenska Konstgalleriet is one of the most famous art galleries in Sweden. Each season, more than 500 artists exhibit their works here. You can admire paintings, photos and sculptures signed by talented Swedish and international artists. The gallery has more than 400 exhibitions in countries all over the world.
Malmö Konsthall

3) Malmö Konsthall (must see)

Malmö Konsthall is one of the largest exhibition halls in Europe for contemporary art, it opened in 1975. The hall was designed by architect Klas Anshelm, who was inspired by the Paris studio of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi. It is constructed of concrete, glass, wood and aluminium. The ceiling is made of domes with natural and artificial light sources. The light well has a large sloping skylight admitting northern light.

The gallery was renovated in 1994, connecting the older brick building next door (the Hantverkshuset, or Craft Building) with the exhibition hall, and thus gaining space for a book store selling books, posters and postcards, a children’s area and a restaurant that offers south Swedish food. The hall arranges exhibitions of international work that included modern art classics and current experiments. Usually there are about ten different exhibitions each year, attracting over 200,000 visitors.

Exhibitions of well-known artists have included Edvard Munch, Van Gogh, Louise Bourgeois and David Shrigley. As well as painting and sculpture, the hall is used for events such as theater performances, films and lectures. The Malmö Konsthall also organizes many educational activities for adults and children.

Operation hours: Thursday to Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm; Wednesday: 11 am - 9 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Malmö Opera och Musikteater

4) Malmö Opera och Musikteater (must see)

Malmö Opera and Music Theater is an opera house in Malmö, Sweden. An opera company of the same name presents seasons of opera in this house. Built in 1933-1944 by architect Sigurd Lewerentz and, until 1992, known as the Malmö City Theatre accommodating several different organizations, the Opera House and Music Theatre is one of the largest auditoriums in Scandinavia with 1508 seats, created in the form of an enclosed amphitheatre in order to allow for the greatest viewing possibility. It is used for opera, operetta and musical performances. Influenced by German director Max Reinhardt, a large revolving stage was constructed. The foyer is considered to be beautiful, with its open surfaces and marble staircases, and it is adorned with a number of works of art by artists such as Carl Milles and Isaac Grünewald. An offshoot of the opera company, whose musical director was Gintaras Rinkevicius and now is Joseph Swensen, is the program of opera designed for children ages 3 to 19.
Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Filmstaden

Filmstaden is the biggest cinema in Malmo; it was opened in 1998 and has 1279 seats. Since its opening, it displays the latest blockbusters in its 8 auditoriums. Due to its easy access, as it is located in the city center, it is very popular among locals and tourists.

6) Victoriateatern

Victoriateatern is a multifunctional performance venue that was founded in 1912. It offers a unique experience, and quarters the oldest cinema in Malmo, which specializes in movie festival, themed movies and a theatre stage. It is not a simple theatre as it practices ‘picnic seats‘, allowing you to eat and drink everything you’ve brought with you, while the show is going on. Victoriateatern also has a music stage where live music concerts are performed.
Malmö Concert Hall

7) Malmö Concert Hall (must see)

Malmö Concert Hall is located in the centre of the town. It is a multifunctional venue where one can enjoy live music performances of high quality. The Concert Hall also houses the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and it always welcomes music connoisseurs.
Malmö Stadsteater

8) Malmö Stadsteater

Malmö City Theatre is one of the most popular theatres in Malmo. It is located in the city centre and quarters in the historical building of the Old Hippodrome. The young and very talented team of actors impresses the public by its performances and therefore the theatre is always crowded. The plays reflect the life of modern Malmo and nobody leaves indifferent.

Walking Tours in Malmo, Sweden

Create Your Own Walk in Malmo

Create Your Own Walk in Malmo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Malmo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping in Malmo

Shopping in Malmo

Shopping in Malmo is an interesting experience that shouldn’t be missed. There are many clothing stores of local and international designers, a great number of art galleries where exclusive art works and handicrafts, signed by Swedish artists, can be purchased. There are many other souvenirs as well. Take the following walking tour to discover the most interesting shopping places in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Architectural Jewels Tour

Architectural Jewels Tour

Malmo is the most industrialized city of Scandinavia and its fast development can be seen by the rapid growth of modern buildings. The city successfully combines 14th century building and modern high-rises. Here is situated the most famous Scandinavian skyscraper- Turning Torso. Take the following walking tour to learn about the most interesting buildings in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries in Malmo

Museums and Art Galleries in Malmo

Malmo is the capital of Skane County in Sweden. It is considered the most industrialized city of Scandinavia and at the same time it is the cultural nest of Sweden. The city’s great history can be discovered by getting acquainted with its museums and galleries. The number of art galleries is rather impressive, so take this walking tour to discover the most interesting museums and art galleries...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Malmo Introduction Walking Tour

Malmo Introduction Walking Tour

Malmo has a lot to offer to those interested in architecture and sculpture. Many historical buildings are decorated on the outside with beautiful sculptures and are famous landmarks of the city, or even of the entire country of Sweden. Numerous city parks also boast many sculptures and fountains. The following walking tour will lead you to the most famous and outrageous landmarks in Malmo.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Malmo's Historical Churches Tour

Malmo's Historical Churches Tour

Malmo’s places of worship are not only of great spiritual value but also have a huge importance in the architecture of the town. You will find old beautiful churches as well as famous modern ones. Take the following walking tour and you’ll get acquainted with the best known churches of Malmo.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles