Malmö Stortorget

Malmö, Sweden

At the heart of Malmö lies the Big Square (Stortorget). There is a statue of King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, who took the city from Danish dominion. The ornate Malmö City Hall (built in 1546) is on the east side, and in the northwest corner is Kockska Huset, the house of Jörgen Kock, a German immigrant who became mayor of the city and achieved wealth simply and directly: by taking control of the city mint. In the winter the square becomes a skating rink.

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Stortorget 6, Malmö, Sweden
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Sweden
Historical period: Early Vasa Era (Sweden)

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