Top things to do in Visby

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 French in Visby


Take a defunct Systembolaget (state-owned alcohol shop), chip the ‘System’ off the signage, and reinvent the space as a buzzing, French bistro–inspired hot spot. Dishes are suitably Gallic, from duck-liver terrine w…
Top Choice Asian in Visby


Not your normal Chinese restaurant abroad, the speciality here is Szechuan finger food designed to share and ranging from Chinese dumplings to traditional twice-cooked pork. There's plenty of heat in the dishes, whi…
Top Choice Gastropub in Visby

Lilla Bjers Farm Pub

About 7km southwest of Visby, Lilla Bjers is an award-winning farm eatery with a great outdoorsy feel, locavore food (as local as home-grown can be!), chilled beer and cider, and wholesome good vibes.
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…
Italian in Visby


It's hard to resist a good-looking Italian, even in Visby. Urbane Italianaren keeps things uncomplicated: pizzas, pasta dishes and two mains, which might see balsamic-glazed pork plated with baked onion, blue-veined…
Swedish in Visby

Jessens Saluhall & Bar

Strung with light bulbs and great for people watching, this fabulous deli-cum-eatery is run by three affable brothers. Daily specials generally include the perennially popular fish soup, given a Med-style makeover w…
Cultural in Visby


A week-long medieval festival held in early August throughout the streets of Visby, with axe throwing, archery, live music and feasting.