Visby attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Visby

Visby Sankta Maria Domkyrka

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 touched up over the years, its whimsical towers are topped by ba…
Top Choice Museum in Visby

Gotlands Museum

Gotlands Museum is one of the mightiest regional museums in Sweden. While highlights include amazing 8th-century, pre-Viking picture stones, human skeletons from chambered tombs and medieval wooden sculptures, the s…
Top Choice Ruins in Visby

St Karins Kyrka

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 the stone walls. Can you imagine?
Top Choice Landmark 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 contin…
Museum in Visby


The Konstmuseet has a small permanent collection that primarily focuses on Gotland-inspired, 19th- and 20th-century art. More exciting are the temporary exhibitions, which often showcase contemporary local artists.
Natural Feature in Visby

Södra Hällarna

Formerly a military station, the southern cliffs are a wonderful spot to gaze out over the Baltic towards the mainland, or look back at the walled city behind you. There are walking paths you can mill about on.
Museum in Visby


Appropriate for Gotland, Visby's quaint and informative science museum focuses more on the origins of science through hands-on historical artifacts and simple experiments rather than attempting to dazzle with all-ou…
Historic Site in Visby


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.
Landmark in Visby


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 the hill and see the best views first.
Ruins in Visby

St Nicolai Kyrka

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