The parks in Malmö represent a huge part of the local history, mainly because they were settled in the past. The city of Malmö is a very pleasant surprise for me. Arriving in town I saw firstly great modern buildings well combine with the oldest ones, but the history reside also in the parks. It is like walking in 19th century. The Swedish city counts many parks and among them I love Slottsparken. It is the Castle Park. It appears as a modern one, where the water is dominant. There are benches where to have rest and admire the nature, but it is better to use them in summer time. Winter is so cold here, at least for an Italian as I am.
The Castle Park
What to expect from this park? Big stretches of woodland and wonderful views able to inspire a photographer and keep him or her there for hours. It was built in 19th century by Edvard Glæsel and it was the ground of the Malmö Household Regiment. The architect took inspiration from the American style because he wanted to propose an everyday use. As it happens in the Usa cities.
In the park there are the main library of the city and as the name suggest the Castle. Around you can see sculptures and monuments and big spaces where to stay in peace like many kilometres far from the city. But maybe you want to know what is so special. Well, the correct answer is inside my pictures, because it is the best way to describe my emotion meanwhile I was crossing that amazing park. I tried to get the best.
The other parks
I don’t think to have enough time to visit all the parks in Malmö, but I had the chance, moving around from an office to another, to have a “taste”. The oldest park is Kungsparken, dedicated to the King and became public park in 1872. Exotic trees are all around and locals told me that is a very romantic place. Unfortunately it is not the occasion to try it, so I will take note for my next trip to the city. In this case the inspiration by the garden architect was from UK. The landscapes are very similar to the ones you can see in England.
The biggest, among the parks in Malmö, place is Pildammsparken, created with the classical standards of the northern Europe. They told me that there are more than 10.000 flowers planted in the “flower-alley” every year. Exotic birds are living there, together with ducks and geese. Also in this case people talk about a romantic setting. Maybe I have to organize a new trip just to enjoy visits with good company.
The city is one of the recommended destinations of 2018. So I don’t know if in 2019 Malmö will be again considered the perfect place for travellers, but for sure I will do my best to be here again, especially with more time. Anyway I have another complete day tomorrow and I will post more. Now I let you to enjoy my pictures.