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Kalmar: Popular Places to Visit in Sweden

Kalmar: Known for the Renaissance-style Kalmar Castle in Sweden (2020)

The town Kalmar is located on the south-east coast of Sweden. Kalmar is about 410 km (254.8 miles) from Stockholm, and it takes about 5 hours to reach Stockholm from Kalmar by car or train. The population of the town is 36,300.

Most visitors stay at Kalmar to enjoy the hospitality of local people. Visitors stay 2 to 3 days at Kalmar then take a day trip to Gotland Island. Few visitors come to Kalmar, and after spending a few hours, take a ferry or drive to Visby City. The tourist love the experience of a 6 km (3.7 miles) drive over the Oland bridge that connects Kalmar town of mainland Sweden and Gotland island. The drive is incredible and amazing.

Kalmar: Popular Places to Visit in Sweden

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History suggests that in 16th and 17th century Kalmar was an important place in Sweden for religious function and trade. The places to visit in Kalmar are Kalmar castle and Cathedral. The castle was built in the 12th century. The castle was expanded and rebuilt in 1540 by King Gustav Vasa. The Kalmar cathedral was built in the 16th century under the direction of Nicodemus Tessin. The Cathedral was considered a neo-architectural construction at that time.