Top choice in Visby

The northern gate of Visby's city wall is a good entry point if you're short on time. Follow the wall in a southwesterly direction until you find the tallest rampart, (Langa Lisa – six storeys high), and then continue on past the Maiden tower and the Love gate (holding someone special's hand?) until you reach the gunpowder store called Kruttornet – that's the oldest section of the ramparts, built around 1150.

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1. St Nicolai Kyrka

0.12 MILES

The once magnificant St Nicolai Kyrka, now in ruins, was built in 1230 by Dominican monks.

2. Östergravar

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The grassy area outside the city wall known as the East Graves is a popular spot for jousts during Medeltidsveckan – and a great spot for photographers.

3. Helge And Kyrka

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The only stone-built octagonal church in Visby, built in 1200.

5. Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

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Visby's church ruins contrast with the stoic and utterly awe-inspiring Sankta Maria kyrka. Built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and heavily…

6. St Karins Kyrka

0.35 MILES

One of the most stunning of Visby's medieval churches, it's often used for performances. In winter, local children skate on an artificial ice rink within…

7. Österport

0.44 MILES

This former city-wall gate near Östergravar is a good way to enter the city, as it puts you at the higher elevations, allowing you to walk your way down…

8. Konstmuseet

0.46 MILES

The Konstmuseet has a small permanent collection that primarily focuses on Gotland-inspired, 19th- and 20th-century art. More exciting are the temporary…