Malmo is not only an important port, but also the third largest city in Sweden, which is located on the south of the country in the picturesque region of Scania. Malmo is the capital of the region. In XIII century Malmo was a small port town that prospered thanks to fishing and selling salt herring. For a long time this place was part of Denmark. However, due to constant confrontations from the side of the residents of Malmo and bloody wars, Sweden and Denmark signed a peace treaty in 1658. According to this document Malmo joined the territory of Sweden.
Modern Malmo still keeps several reminders of the period of the Denmark governing. These are Malmohus Castle, the oldest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia, which has been used as a fortress and a prison; Stortorget Market Square, and Town Hall. Today the space around and inside the castle is dedicated to several museums. These are the Museum of the City, Art Museum, Maritime Museum, Natural History Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology. The ancient architecture of the city traditionally attracts many tourists. You can feel this specific beauty of Malmo while visiting ancient churches and the cathedrals, for example, the magnificent Gothic church of St. Petrichyurka built in XIV century in accordance with the design of the Church of St. Mary in Lübeck.
Malmo is a city that is famous not only for its architectural ensemble, but also for its wonderful parks and boulevards. Because of this fact Malmo is often called "the city of parks". Numerous park zones of the city have spread out like little oases. In these parks you can often meet musicians and artists, various festivals are often conducted there. In Malmo are also operating Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Hall, Drama Theatre, Dance Theatre, and, of course, numerous cafes and restaurants that often become the place of conducting theatrical events and performances.