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Kalmar is one of Sweden's oldest cities. A few minutes walk from the cruise berth or the tender bridge lies the 17th-century city centre. Discover the city's rich historical heritage with its impressive city wall, imposing buildings, picturesque stone-built houses, cobblestone streets and Sweden's finest baroque church. Discover Kalmar's rich historical heritage with its impressive city wall, imposing buildings, picturesque stone-built houses, cobblestone streets and Sweden's finest baroque church.Kalmar is a perfect example of how relics of the past can blend with modern architecture and  well preserved historical surroundings;
Docking & Local Transportation
Cruise ships dock at the Port of Kalmar located less than a kilometer from the city center.Most people opt to simply walk around the city of Kalmar. However, you can decide to take a taxi around town
Kalmar is an interesting town in many ways. The town was established in 12th century and the old city wall is still well preserved. The Kalmar Castle dates back to the year 1160 A.D and the tower of the castle was continuously expanded in the 13th century. Beside the castle, there is a very peaceful city park.
Kalmar Castle The magnificent Kalmar Castle is host to an 800-year-old history and yet it is Scandinavia's best preserved Renaissance palace in Scandinavia, and holds many secrets yet to be discovered. Nowadays, fascinating exhibitions take place at the castle as well as exciting historical activities for visitors of all ages. Address: Kungsgatan 1  -- Website: www.kalmarslott.se
Kingdom of Crystal Kosta Boda and Orrefors, two world-famous glassworks, have a history that stretches back over 100 years. See the master craftsmen at work and experience the fascinating art of glassblowing.
Island of Öland Enjoy mystical, ancient monuments in a unique natural setting, listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco; while on Öland, do not miss Palace of Solliden, the Swedish Royal Family's summer residence.
Kalmar County Museum
Kalmar County museum is found in a big building that once contained Kalmar steam mill. The museum offers exhibitions throughout the year. The biggest exhibition presents the warship “Kronan” that sank at the south coast of Öland 1676. Already at the entrance, you will meet some of the ships big canons. The exhibition shows some of the most interesting objects from the ship including a big gold treasure. In addition, the museum presents temporary exhibitions on current social and cultural topics.
Useful Information. Address: Skeppsbrogatan, Ångkvarnen -- Website: www.kalmarlansmuseum.se
Kalmar Art Museum
Kalmar Art Museum with the Design Archive in Pukeberg, Nybro, is the museum for art and design in Kalmar County. The collections cast light upon the development of art and design during the 19th and 20th centuries up until the present day. Kalmar Art Museum displays temporary art history exhibitions and contemporary art with both regional and national perspectives as well as international art with a special focus on northeastern Europe and the Baltic. Useful Information - Address: Stadsparken -- Website: www.kalmarkonstmuseum.se
Kalmar Cathedral
Kalmar Cathedral is one of the few unaltered buildings from Sweden’s period as a great power. The interior was laid out according to Evangelical Lutheran tenets with the altar as the focal point. The cathedral’s furnishings and fixtures reflect Sweden’s great power period with graves, epitaphs and a splendid baroque altar. This altar was designed in 1704 by Nikodemus Tessin, the younger, and depicts the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The oldest fixed content in the cathedral is the pulpit, which was created by sculptor Baltzar Hoppenstedt in the mid-17th century. A door at the side of the chancel leads to the Christopher Chancel, which is named after the city of Kalmar’s patron saint, Saint Christopher. The cathedral has three church bells, all from the 17th century and obtained from the medieval Storkyrkan (Great Church).
Useful Information -- Address: StortorgetWebsite: www.kalmardomkyrka.se
Old Town
Kalmar’s medieval town centre, which today is called Old Town, is located right next to Kalmar Castle. Well-preserved 17th and 18th century buildings still remain here, inviting cultural-historical strolls. A 1647 fire largely devastated this whole section of town. Subsequently Kalmar authorities decided to move the city to Kvarnholmen. After much pressure, the population reluctantly moved, and where the old section of town lay, townsmen began building “lustgårdar” (pleasure gardens) for summer use. With its winding alleys and small old houses, Old Town allows you to experience the real old Kalmar. You can walk here on your own or with a guide.
The magnificent city gateway is called Västerport or Högvakten. It was completed in 1658 and was the main entrance to Kvarnholmen up until 1870. For a long time military forces were stationed inside the vault. However, today it is home to sales and production of glass by Westholms Glasstudio. In 1997 reconstruction was completed of the Ravelin bridge to Malmen, where it comes across by the prison. You will find Västerport at the beginning of Västra Vallgatan (city centre).
Eating Out
Kalmar is a small town, however is it possible to find good restaurants .Kalmar offers the opportunities of a large city and a small town's personality and charm.As well as food,It has entertainment and tempo - in a beautiful and historical atmosphere. It abounds in restaurants, cafés and pubs with different orientations. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a simple dish, Småland specialties or international gourmet food.
Thai Silk Palace, Fiskaregatan 8
Kama Sushi, Västra Sjögatan 13
Helén & Jörgens Larmtorget, voted by many as the best in town
Calmar Hamnkrog the restaurant with the best location in town, on the water!
Larmgatan 10, Larmgatan 10, combination of Asian and European cuisine
Thai Taste, Esplanaden 6, Thai food take away
Kalmar is not only a place for history and breathtaking surroundings; it is also a place for shopping.Near the harbor is Baronen, a shopping mall that houses 30 shops. It has added a few more shops in recent years which mean there are more shops to visit for those who love shopping. Just 2 kilometers from the city center is another shopping mall. It is called Giraffen and has more shops than Baronen; In Kalmar, port hoppers will find anything and everything; from small shops and boutiques to big name chains. Strolling around the historical Kwarnhokmen, the City of Kalmar's city center, one will find malls and shopping centers.

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