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St. Nicholas' Church



From Visby's Church of the Holy Ghost, a side avenue runs beyond the stays of the little 15th-century chapel of St. Gertrude to the ruins of St. Nicholas's Church, the biggest in Visby. Once a part of a Dominican monastery, the church became constructed round 1230, and the Lübeckers destroyed it in 1525. Two beautiful rose windows beautify the gable quit. This hauntingly beautiful church now makes an evocative placing for song and theater performances.







St. Mary's Cathedral


To the west along St. Hansgatan you'll locate St. Mary's Cathedral (Sankta Maria Domkyrka), the most effective considered one of Visby's old church buildings nevertheless in use. Built through German traders and consecrated in 1225, it turned into much altered in later centuries (restored 1899-1907 and once more in 1945). It has a huge square tower at the west the front and smaller towers on the east cease. The south chapel commemorates Burgomaster Swerting, who turned into carried out in 1350. The church incorporates a first-class carved pulpit of walnut and ebony from Lübeck (1684) and a 13th-century font of crimson Gotland marble.







Högklint Nature Reserve


Approximately 10 kilometers from Visby, Högklint nature reserve is a awesome spot to take in breathtaking perspectives of Visby, the lovely blue Baltic Sea, and the rocky west coast from Gotland's highest sea cliffs. You can observe a short hike alongside the rugged cliffs to a route that winds all the way down to a few shallow sea caves and the pebbly seaside beneath. If you keep south, you will come to be at Ygne, a small fishing village. Climbers like to scale the knobby rock formations jutting alongside the coast. Sundown is a mainly lovely time to visit, however take greater care on foot along the steep cliffs as there aren't any guardrails. Many visitors like to lease a bike in Visby and cycle out right here with a picnic, even though cycling up the hills can be a undertaking.







Blue Lagoon


The Blue Lagoon (Bla Lagunen), on the island's north coast, is a popular spot for a cool dip at some stage in the summer months. Fringed with white sand and filled with clean blue water that shimmers in hues of turquoise inside the sunlight, the lagoon changed into once a limestone quarry. It has a tendency to entice the heat, so it's typically a nice temperature for a swim in the hotter months. You may also explore the region's taking walks paths. There are restrooms on-web site.






Visby


Traffic touring to Gotland by means of ferry arrive on the old fashioned medieval city of Visby ringed through 13th-century walls. In summertime, assume rose-draped cottages; turrets, towers, and spires; leafy bowers; serpentine cobblestone streets; and lovely shops. Settle in at one of the many cafés and eateries and soak up the medieval environment. A speciality in Gotland is saffranspannkaka, a saffron pancake smothered with red berries and dollops of cream. It's wholly delicious. Different famous things to do in Visby encompass taking walks round town to look the many medieval sights and a strolling excursion alongside the three.Five-kilometer-long medieval town walls. See St. Mary's Cathedral (Visby Domkyrka) and St. Nicholas' Church to respect some architectural capabilities from the thirteenth century, and visit the Gotlands Museum for a dose of island records.






Visby's Town Walls


Visby's outstanding town walls are approximately three.Five kilometers long and had been constructed of limestone in the latter a part of the 13th century. Dotting the walls are forty four towers standing 15-20 meters high. Close to the north-give up stands the Maiden's Tower (Jungfrutornet), wherein legend has it that the daughter of a Visby goldsmith turned into walled up alive for betraying the metropolis to the Danes out of love for the Danish King, Valdemar Atterdag. From here, the partitions run east to the line of cliffs, flip south at the city's principal gate (Norderport), observe the threshold of the cliffs to Söderport (South Gate), and in the end veer west to quit at the ruins of Visborg citadel overlooking the harbor. Normal strolling excursions in English are to be had; check with the tourist workplace.





Botanic Garden (Botaniska Trädgården)


At the northwest side of Visby, a quick stroll from the metropolis partitions and the ocean, lies the stunning a hundred and fifty-12 months-vintage Botanic garden (Botaniska Trädgården). Records mingles with nature on the lawn's south stop, in which the ivy-cloaked ruins of the Romanesque St. Olof's Church (ca. 1200) stand. The garden is full of rose beds for which Visby, "the town of roses and ruins," is famend (rose blooms beautify the various city's homes during the summer season). Apple, fig, walnut, mulberry, and magnolia trees thrive right here in Visby's pretty moderate weather, in addition to wonderful giant redwoods and chinese language sequoia. The lawn's busy summer time application includes outside jazz (a Swedish favourite), farmers markets, classical recitals, guided tours, and children's activities. Access is loose.