Gothic church ruins in Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland.

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St Nicolai Kyrka


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

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3. Norderport

0.12 MILES

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…

4. Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

0.18 MILES

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…

5. Östergravar

0.21 MILES

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.

6. St Karins Kyrka

0.28 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. Konstmuseet

0.38 MILES

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

8. Gotlands Museum

0.38 MILES

Gotlands Museum is one of the mightiest regional museums in Sweden. While highlights include amazing 8th-century, pre-Viking picture stones, human…