Here are some examples of places in the city that are of historical interest. Stroll around the cobblestoned streets and notice the beautiful buildings on Kvarnholmen which today houses both residentials and shops. Did you know that the Kalmar castle church is one of Sweden’s most popular wedding churches, or that you can see glass art in the old town gate Västerport?
The history of this legendary castle stretches back over 800 years. Its present appearence dates from the 16th century, when the Vasa kings rebuilt it in the style of a Renaissance palace, with furnishings in the continental manner.
The only one remaining in Kalmar.
The Old Cemetary is the oldest Christian burial ground preserved in Kalmar. A church was built during the first half of the 13th century and in this connection they started to lay out the cemetary.
Västerport (The West Gate)
This magnificent town gate is called Västerport (The West Gate) or Högvakten (The Main Guard). Completed in 1658, it was the main entry to Kvarnholmen right up to 1870.
Kalmar Cathedral is one of the few unaltered buildings from Sweden’s period as a great power.
Welcome to Kullzénska Caféet!
The Old Town in Kalmar
The medieval center of Kalmar, known today as the Old Town, lies right next to Kalmar Castle. It still has many well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century buildings and is an inviting cultural and historical quarter.
This work of art commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Kalmar Union.