"The Medieval City of Roses" Top 5 Page for this destination Visby by peach93

Visby Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 562 photos

Visby, Sweden is on the island of Gotland which is the largest island in the Baltic, 60 miles east of the Swedish mainland. The city dates back to the 9th century when it was once a viking settlement. The old, medieval city is surrounded by a huge wall that was orignally built in the 13th century. There are many medieval buildings and churches here as well, many of which are still used today. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its age and historic significance.

Visby is a hot summer vacation destination for Swedes. The city has beautiful beaches and many lovely cottages that are covered in roses. There are several restaurants and shops here that are fun to visit as well as many museums and historic sites.

  • Last visit to Visby: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    What a charmer! I agree w/ you about the cafes and "man watching". The little cottages would enchant me as well. Bet you have even more pics of those little beauties. Thanks for a nice little trip.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    nice page. i have not been to gotland yet, but i should really go there one day.

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Very interesting and nice pictures here. All the details are there,I may go for a short visit,thanks for the info.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2007 at 6:56 AM

    fantastic page!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2006 at 12:39 AM

    it has been a while ! this looks like a nice place to add to the list of wants

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2006 at 5:41 PM

    I just love this little house!

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2005 at 8:50 AM

    considered just not leaving a comment - afterall, how can I beat the one left by JtF? :)

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2005 at 10:38 AM

    Em, how fortunate you are to have traveled all the way to Sweden! Paul's heritage is Swedish, ja sure dontcha know. Excellent page and photos.

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