If you want to live in a colourful area that is full of life and youth, downtown Malmö is the place to be. This place is known for being a diverse meeting place where students, artists, and workers come together. In later years it has also become popular among young couples and small families. Here you will find some of Malmös most exciting city life and shopping.
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If you’re looking for a fun and wholesome time Folkets Park (the People’s Park) is undoubtedly the right place. A full day in this park may include anything from a picnic, to mini golf, to a glass of natural wine at Far i Hatten, to a visit to the parrots and turtles at the terrarium/reptile center. Even though all the establishments at Folkets Park have their own opening hours, the park itself is open 24/7.
One of the most pleasant walks in town is the one along Södra Förstadsgatan over Davidshallsbron to Södra Tullgatan. Along the way you’ll find a great variety of stores, theatres, cafés, and pastry shops. This straight takes you all the way from Triangeltorget to the beautiful Old Town – Gamla Väster.
Möllevångstorget is the gastronomic center of Malmö. The city is famous for great and cheap falafel almost everywhere you go but there is no shortage of great restaurants and fun bars. The most memorable culinary experiences you’ll have in Malmö are likely to take place at Möllan (as the locals call it). Make sure to try the nordic tapas at Lyran and the signature dish at Mr. Falafel. The area of Davidshallstorg is also a popular up and coming neighborhood when it comes to gastronomy.
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A city of culture
Malmö konsthall is one of the most interesting spots in the rich modern and contemporary art scene in Sweden. Although their curators have been known to put together some of the best exhibitions of classic modern painters such as Miró, van Gogh, and Munch, the wide range of art forms and expressions presented in this beautiful space include anything from poetry, to film, to multimedia works. Moderna Museet (the modern museum) in Malmö has one of the most important collections of modern art in Europe including pieces by some of the greats such as Picasso, Dalí, and Oppenheim. The collection of over 150 000 works include paintings, watercolors, sculptures, as well as videos and fotografies. Apart from the collection, there is always an interesting ongoing temporary exhibition to discover.
Malmö FF is arguably the most successful Swedish football team in history with 24 league titles and more European matches disputed than any other Swedish team. Apart from this, it is the team where the greatest Swedish footballer of all time made his first team debut – Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The residents of Malmö are avid supporters of their team and attending a Malmö FF match in their home arena – the Eleda Stadium – is one of the greatest experiences the city has to offer.
The commuter train station Triangeln is located in this area. These trains (Pågatågen) circle the central parts of Malmö and connect the city with the rest of the Skåne region. In the area around Triangeln you will also have easy access to many of the main city bus lines as well as the regional bus lines. Malmö is also a great city for cycling and most locals commute on their bikes.